St. Helens routs Parkrose in track and field
St. Helens senior Dakotah Camberg continued his strong high jump season by clearing 6 feet, 6 inches on Wednesday in the final track and field dual meet of the season.
In a three-team home meet that included Northwest Oregon Conference rival Parkrose and The Dalles from the Columbia River Conference, the Lions had five girls and four boys win individual events.
In the NWOC boys dual meet, St. Helens beat Parkrose 94-49. In the conference girls meet, St. Helens outscored Parkrose 112-29.
Freshman Savannah Moore and sophomore Savannah Hoffman each won two girls races for the Lions.
Moore posted a personal record to win the 200 meters in 27.05 seconds. She also won the 100 in 13.17.
Hoffman won both hurdles races, taking the 300 hurdles with a PR of 52.75 and the 100 hurdles in 18.3.
Also recording personal records in the field for the St. Helens girls were senior Kendra Vandercook and junior Jessica Staats. Vandercook won the javelin with a throw of 84-5. Staats won the high jump by clearing 4-6.
Vandercook and Moore joined Isabella Nelson and Isabelle Wallace in the 4 x 100 relay for the Lions, which finished a half-second in front of The Dalles with a winning time of 51.28.
The other individual win for the St. Helens girls came from senior Taskca Benjamin in the 3,000 meters (13:35.43).
The St. Helens boys got their wins in the same events as the girls team, including the high jump, where Camberg was one inch shy of his state-leading PR.
Junior Hans Hughes posted a PR in the javelin with a winning throw of 125-5.
St. Helens sophomore Logan Page won both sprints, taking the 100 in 11.31 and the 200 in 22.86.
Sophomore Waylon Nichols won the boys 3,000 in 9:44.72.
Next for the Lions is the NWOC district championship meet, May 10-11 at La Salle Prep.