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Viking junior sets school record

Forest Grove’s Geremia Luzier-Zmudzinski set a new school record in the boys 3,000 meters on Saturday during the Wilsonville Invitational.

The Viking junior won the race in a time of 8 minutes, 51.15 seconds, breaking the mark of 8:56.99 set by Kellen Peters in 2004. Luzier-Zmudzinski is the reigning Class 6A state champion in the 1,500, but the Wilsonville race was just his second since last year’s state track meet after he incurred a stress reaction in his left hip over the summer.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Lizier-Zmudzinski’s time was the ninth-fastest in the state regardless of classification, and the fifth-fastest in Class 6A. Beaverton’s Dan Oekerman, the reigning Class 6A state champion, led the list with the 8:28.04 he ran at the Oregon Relays in Eugene on Friday.

Lizier-Zmudzinski now holds the Forest Grove school records in the 800, 1,500 and 3,000 events.

At the Wilsonville meet, the Viking boys placed 10th of 18 schools with 25 points. The Forest Grove girls tied West Salem for 11th place with 23 points.

Elizabeth Dahlke and Alyssa Villalobos led the girls’ team with fourth-place efforts in the discus and long jump, respectively. Complete results are available at athletic.net.

Pacific record falls in high jump

Chloe Hallyburton will enter the Northwest Conference Championships as a school record holder after setting a new mark in the women’s high jump to lead another solid Pacific performance at the Lewis & Clark Pioneer Open.

Hallyburton placed second with an effort of 5 feet, 3 inches. The performance was a half-inch better than the previous record of 5-2½, set by heptathlon All-American Brooke Barker in 2005.

The record led a day in which the Boxers won five individual events. On the women’s side, Kelli Aken-Pagdilao won the 100 meters in a time of 12.80 seconds. Sidney Davis was a winner in her first-ever steeplechase, qualifying for the conference meet with her time of 12:37.17. Anna Toyas won the javelin for her second straight meet, finishing with a mark of 119-8.

For the men, Michael Hunker captured the 110-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 15.6. Jesse Bethke led a top-three sweep in the discus with his winning throw of 142-2. Jeremy Parkinson was a winner in the triple jump with a season best of 44-8.75.

Free wheelchair tennis clinic

The Northwest Wheelchair Tennis Association is staging its second annual Wheelchair Tennis Camp for Kids on Saturday. All kids with mobility impairments are encouraged to register for the free camp, which will take place from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton.

David Wagner, a gold and silver medalist in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, will participate in the camp. Wagner and two other tennis pros will conduct skill-building activities. John Devorss is the coach of the U.S. National Juniors Tennis Team, while Debbie Borchers has more than 25 years of experience as a wheelchair tennis coach.

The camp is the first event of a six-week tennis skill-building course that will conclude with a Juniors Mini-Jamboree/Tournament on June 15. Activities will take place at the Salem Tennis and Swim Club and Wilsonville High School, in addition to the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.

For more information, go to nwwheelchairtennis.org.




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