Gladstones Norman sisters rule
Three Mustang Track Club athletes earned first place medals at the USA Track and Field Northwest Club Championships, held at Sandy High School the weekend of June 15-16.
Gladstone 9-year-old Deshanae Norman won gold in two events in the division for 9- and 10-year-old girls, Arthur Katahdin of Milwaukie won gold in the 11-12 boys division, and Gladstone 15-year-old Tieara Norman captured gold in three events in the 15-16 girls division.
Deshanae Norman outclassed the field in the 9-10 girls 400, finishing 3.4 seconds ahead of the runner-up, with a 1:10.76 clocking. She also won the 9-10 long jump with a leap of 12-5-1/2, and she earned third place in the 9-10 girls 200 (32.85).
Katahdin earned gold with an 11:15.50 clocking in the 11-12 boys 1,500-meter race walk. Katahdin also placed third in the 11-12 boys 80-meter hurdles (15.62), and he teamed up with Cross Chianello, Wesley McGuire and Ben Scheible to earn third place in the 11-12 4x100-meter relay.
Tieara Norman was dominant among 15-16 girls, winning the high hurdles in 16.25, the 400-meter low hurdles in 1:09.53, and the long jump with a leap of 17-1. She won the low hurdles by 6.9 seconds and the high hurdles by 3.2 seconds.
The Mustang Track Club also had two athletes earn runner-up honors at the Club Championships. Milwaukie 14-year-old Aaron Scheible earned second place in both the 13-14 boys 3,000-meter run (12:51.98) and in the high jump (3-9-1/4). Scheible also placed fifth in the 13-14 boys 1,500 (5:24.79).
Kaylie Burdette of Colton did herself proud in the 7-8 girls division, placing second in the long jump (9 feet), third in the 800 (3:19.98) and seventh in the 400 (1:36.58).
Other placers for the Mustang Track Club included: Shane Halladin, third in the 11-12 boys high jump (4-2); McGuire, third in the 11-12 boys long jump (13-7-1/3); Ben Scheible, tied for fourth in the 11-12 boys high jump (4 feet) and sixth in the long jump (13-1/1/2); Natalia Chianello, fourth in 7-8 girls 400 (1:21.36); Shyla Theel, fourth in the 11-12 girls shot put (22-9); and Miles Ward, sixth in the 9-10 boys 400 (1:16.51).