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Sproul honored for academics

Capping a memorable freshman season, Pacific’s Emily Sproul has been recognized by the United States Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association as a 2015 Division III All-Academic honoree.

In addition to Sproul’s individual honor, the Pacific women’s track and field team was recognized as a 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

Sproul, a freshman from Salem, earned her individual honor by holding a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30, having competed in the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships and also by finishing the season ranked in the national top 35 in the javelin throw.

One of 16 Northwest Conference women’s track and field student-athletes to be recognized, Sproul qualified for the NCAA Championships in Canton, N.Y., with her throw of 136 feet, 10 inches at the Pacific Twilight on May 1.

At the national championships, Sproul finished the competition in 21st place and became the fourth Pacific women’s javelin thrower to compete in Division III nationals, joining DeeDee Arnall, Brooke Barker and Ann Kaltwasser.

Pacific’s women’s track and field squad became one of 170 women’s teams to boast a cumulative GPA of 3.10 or higher and one of five NWC women’s programs to earn the national honor.

Wrestling camp on the horizon

The Forest Grove wrestling program will be hosting a camp for athletes in grades 3-12 next week.

The camp will run from Aug. 3-5 and will cost $100 per camper, with a $10 discount for registering a sibling. Teams that bring 10 or more wrestlers can register for $80 per athlete.

There will be a youth technique session (grades 3-6) from 8-10 a.m. each day, followed by a middle and high school session (grades 7-12) that will run from 10:15 to 12:15 p.m. Additionally, there will be personalized technique sessions available from 12:30-2 p.m. each day. Those sessions will cost an extra $75 per camper and will feature one-on-one instruction from a member of the camp staff.

The camp will feature instruction from Forest Grove wrestling coach Chad Beatty, Oregon State rising sophomore wrestler Jack Hathaway, plus 2010 NCAA champion and former Northwestern University assistant coach Jay Borschel.

For more information or to register, contact Beatty at fghswrestling@gmail.com or 563-299-6453.

Off Road Weekend at Hagg Lake

The XTERRA PDX Epic Off Road Weekend will return to Hagg Lake again this summer, with this year’s event scheduled for Aug. 7-9.

The weekend begins with packet pickup at Hagg Lake Boat Ramp C on Friday, Aug. 7, followed by a mountain bike poker ride from 4-7 p.m. that gives participants an early look at the course.

On Saturday, there will be three off-road events: a triathlon, sprint triathlon and duathlon. Registration and packet pickup will be open from 6:30-8:30 a.m. with the triathlon and duathlon starting at 9, followed by the sprint triathlon at 9:30.

On Sunday, there will be half marathon, 10K and 5K off-road races around Hagg Lake. The half marathon and 10K will start at 8 a.m., and the 5K begins at 8:30.

All finishers will get an XTERRA PDX stainless steel pint glass that can be used in the beer garden, and there will also be raffles and prizes for top finishers.

For more information, visit xterrapdx.com.


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