Dorn flies to first place in 400
Centennial High graduate Andre Dorn zipped out of the starting blocks so quickly that he had time for a cup of coffee halfway through his race before bolting to the finish line to win the 400-meter dash at last week's Northwest track and field championships hosted by Mt. Hood Community College.
The gun sounded and the Mt. Hood rookie was off like a flash, making on the stagger on Lane's Cornelious Berry before coming off the first turn.
Berry and Spokane's Kody Vigesaa attempted to close the gap on the corner, but Dorn was too far out front and moving full speed to the finish line.
He crossed through in a personal-best time of 48.78 seconds more than half a second ahead of his closest pursuer.
Mt. Hood's Brian Salgado, a Gresham High graduate, won the shot put with a throw of 50-feet-5.5-inches, taking charge of the competition at the end of prelims with a scream that turned the heads of people down in the bowl of the stadium.
Lane won the men's team trophy with 252 points.
• On the women's side, Barlow High graduate Taylor Rispler had the Saints' best finish by placing second in the javelin (136-0) — less than five feet behind the leader.
Spokane won the women's team title with 231.5 points.
View photos from the meet at daveball.exposuremanager.com.
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