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The Gladstone High School graduate is top eight in the nation in the javelin all four years

by: COURTESY WOU - Amanda SchumakerGladstone High School graduate Amanda Schumaker will go down in Western Oregon University history as one of the most accomplished track and field athletes in the history of the school.

The Wolf senior this spring capped off a phenomenal collegiate career, placing sixth in the javelin at the 2013 NCAA Divisaion II National Track and Field Championships and earning All-American honors for a fourth straight season.

During her four years with the Wolves, Schumaker placed sixth (144-5 in 2010), eighth (137-10 in 2011), third (158-5 in 2012) and sixth (152-0 in 2013) respectively in the javelin at the national championships.

This year’s national champion in the women’s javelin was Mallory Sanner of Seton Hill, who had a winning throw of 162-2.

Schumaker is the first Western Oregon University athlete to earn All-American honors four years in a row in the same event since the Wolves moved to Division II. She is also the first athlete in the history of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference to accomplish the feat.

Schumaker holds the Western Oregon women’s javelin record, at 158-11.

Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in community health, Schumaker plans to attend nursing school, with a specialty in neonatal care.

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