Saturday, June 01, 2013 -   Lewis & Clark College, Portland


   The Border Duel once again returned to Lewis & Clark College and it gave fans once again the chance to witness stellar competition not only from Oregon but also Washington & Idaho.   Numerous records were broken along the way making things exciting for the fans in the stands.   One of those records fell to Tatum Taylor, who ran unattached but usually competes for the Seattle Speed.  Tatum won the 200 Meter Dash in 20.78 eclipsing the record of 21.77, which had been held by Duran Ward of Todd Beamer.  Taylor also won the 100M barely missing the record by only a hundredth of a second by running 10.84.

      Vanessa D’Arpino of North Valley was a triple winner in the girl’s sprints with times of 12.48, 24.97 and 55.49. Her time in the 400 Meters set a new mark, as she defeated Aiyanna Cameron-Lewis of Crescent Valley, who ran 56.73.   ShaRaya Quinn of Emerald Ridge was a double winner as well as record-setter in both the hurdles events. Her marks of 14.42 & 43.50 will now be the standards in future years.  Mikaela Sawyer of Bishop Kelly (44.74) & Kathleen Ballweber of Lakes (44.85) also ran quality times.    Gina Flint of Squalicum was both a record setter and a double winner.  Her throw of 158-02 was a record and it topped a fine effort by Elisa Grandemange of Kamiakin, who threw 144-10.  Flint also claimed the Shot Put tile with 46-06.

     Erin Clark of South Eugene followed her former team mate Paige Kouba into the winner’s circle after the 2K Steeplechase.   Paige won the race last year with a time of 6:57.89 but Clark, who is now a two-time State champion, improved that mark to 6:44.7.  Reagan Colyer from North Kitsap & Phacelia Cramer of SE garnered second & third with times of 7:07 & 7:16 respectively.  Ella Donaghu of Grant battled Sam Mckinnon of Mountain View (Idaho) in the 1500 Meter Run before earning a victory in a time of 4:32.12.  Mckinnon, an Idaho State champion, also dipped under the standard, which had been set by Sabrina Sears of Evergreen in 2012 of 4:38.73, by running 4:35.  Third went to Dakota Grossman of Seabury Hall in 4:44 and Brooke Chuhlantseff of West Salem took fourth in 4:47.  Emily Bever of Molalla (4:38) and Emma Wren of Cleveland (4:52) secured the next two places.   Also of note was Corvallis’ Malika Waschmann ’s triumph in the 800 meters with 2:11.  Piper Donaghu of Grant earned second with 2:11. The Grant stalwart edged Taryn Rawlings of Wilsonville, who ran 2:12.08.   Isabelle Olive of Garfield ran a solid 2:13 for 4th.

     Ta’Mara Walker of Federal Way swept both the Long Jump & Triple Jump titles with 17-09 & 37-09 as Tiffany Richeson of Burlington-Edison & Jordan Searle of Canyon Ridge secured second in the events.  Laura Taylor of Tualatin was the winner of the Pole Vault with 11-09.  Tiffany Richeson & McKenna Steed of Gladstone tied for second with 11-03. 

     For the guys Wolfgang Beck of Gig Harbor just missed a record in the 1500 Meters by running 4:00.84:  barely missing the mark of 4:00.10 set by Izaic Yorks of Lakes in 2011.   Michael God bout of Jesuit placed second with4:03. Placing third & fourth were Eric Aldritt of Summit (4:04) & Kyle Thompson of Central Catholic, who was timed in 4:04.61.  Stephen Bottoms of Onalaska scored in the 3K with 8:42, with Travis Newman of Bend, Oregon was second with 8:45.   Peter Helman of Joel Ferris ran 8:49 topping Jean Baptiste Tooley of CC by a second.  Nick Obletz of Oregon Episcopal was fifth in 8:54.

      Action in the 400 Meters was very exciting with Craig Allen of North Mason nipping Alec Smith of Westview. Both ran 48 and change with Allen clocking 48.70.  Close behind in third was Jordin Wallin of Rocky Mountain, who ran 49.65.   Wallin returned to score in the 800 Meters with 1:52.80.   Aaron Schlossman of Garfield & Kenyon Butler of lake Washington took the next two places with 1:54 & change Badane Sultessa of Centennial & Matthew Maton of Summit garnered the next two places with 1:55.   Of course it was difficult to top last year’s brilliant race between Tanner Sork & Marcus Dickson who both broke 1:50 in a record-setting performance.

     Jonathan Stevens of Redmond topped the field in the 5K with a record of 15:01.  Jamie Coughlin of Garfield followed in 15:06 and Mitchell Butler of Siuslaw took third with 15:23.   The Steeplechase, which was run at a distance of 2K, went to Chris Fisher of White River in a record time of 6:07.7.    Ty James of Wilsonville & Devon Grove of Lake Washington both followed with 6:13.   Dan Zmuda of Steilacoom contributed is own record with a triumph in the 100 High Hurdles with 14.23 and  Max Dordevic of Jesuit edged Zmuda in the 300H 37.15 to 37.20. Both were under the old standard of 38.72, as was DN Liebel of White River, who was timed in 38.61.

     Pole Vault clearances were impressive with three athlete clearing fifteen.  Victory went to Daniel Calhoun of Cedar Park Christian with 15-09 and Nathan Dunford of Mt. Baker defeated Peter Sirmon of Walla Walla on misses at 5-03.  The High Jump saw Eddie Gonzalez of University clear 6-08 with misses again being the difference, as Carson Murray of Rogers (Spokane) & Tristan Anistas of Wilson both topping 6-06.  Ta’Mara Walker of Federal Way swept both the Long Jump & Triple Jump titles with 17-09 & 37-09 as Tiffany Richeson of Burlington-Edison & Jordan Searle of Canyon Ridge secured second in the events.

         Trevor Danielson of Newberg threw the javelin 190-05.   The Shot Put & Discus crowns went to Trevor Walker of Central Linn (55-00) and Evan Blanchero of O’ Dea (177-11).