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Schumaker excels at WOU

Gladstone High School graduate Amanda Schumaker continues to make a name for herself in Western Oregon University track and field.

A sophomore at Western, Schumaker last month earned All-American honors for the second year in a row, launching the collegiate javelin 137-10 on her final throw to capture eighth place at the NCAA Division II National Track and Field Championships in Turlock, Calif.

A year ago Schumaker placed sixth in the nation with a throw of 144-5, making her Western Oregon's first All-American in five seasons.

A pre-nursing major, Schumaker's best throw to date at WOU is 147-7, a mark that puts her No. 3 on Western's list of all-time best female javelin throwers.

She placed second at state her senior year at Gladstone (2009) with a then personal-best throw of 134-1. She is No. 4 on the all-time list at Gladstone.