Sunday, June 24, 2007

Gabriella Midles, a recent graduate of Camas High School, placed second in the women's hammer in the junior division at the USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis.

Midles' mark of 173 feet, 7 inches placed just behind Emily Bernhardt of Kentucky, who won the event at 175-11.

Midles' mark did improve upon her Washington state record for the girls hammer, exceeding her mark of 172-5 set at the Golden West Invitational in Sacramento, Calif., on June 9.

Midles had her second-place mark on the last of her six attempts on Thursday in Indianapolis. Midles' placing qualifies her for the Pan American Games next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Columbia River to host girls basketball camp - The 2007 Chieftains Girls Basketball Camp will be held Monday through Thursday at Columbia River High School.

The camp, which is for girls entering grades 4-9 in the fall, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day and is sponsored by the Columbia River High School girls basketball program.

The cost of the camp is $95. Columbia River High School is located at 800 NW 99th Street in Vancouver. For more information, contact girls basketball coach Darryl Antisdel at 574-6205 or e-mail to darryll.antisdel@vansd.org .

Six locals in East-West Game - Six Clark County football standouts have been selected to play in the 2007 East-West All-Star Game on Saturday in Everett.

Practices begin Monday and the week will culminate with the game at 1 p.m. at Everett's Memorial Stadium. Tickets to the game cost $7.

Selected to play for the East team were Clark County players Anthony Robinson, db/rb, Mountain View; Greg Beasley, rb/db, Camas; Isaac Bond, lb/te, Skyview; Micah Lape, rb/db, Skyview; Nick Noll, ol/dl, Columbia River; and Austin Colvill, dl/te, Camas.

Othello junior is state's top female track athlete - Courtney Kirkwood of Othello High School, who won two Class 2A state championships last month, was named the Gatorade State Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

Kirkwood, a junior, won the javelin with a throw of 158 feet, 10 inches, and won the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 10 inches as Othello finished 10th at 2A state meet in Pasco. Kirkwood's season-best throw of 160-10 ranked second in the nation among prep competitors, and she also anchored Othello's 800-meter relay.

Run at night - A twilight cross-country meet? That's the goal of Randy Edens, cross-country coach at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

He plans to have light towers on a 5-kilometer course at Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville for a Sept. 22 night meet.

The proposed format includes two varsity events for each gender. The first will be for teams expected to finish in the top half of their leagues and the other for top-10 state level teams.