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Camberg ties Class 5A high jump championship mark

Sophomore's 6 feet, 2 inches ends up fourth based on number of attempts


PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Lions sophomore Dakotah Camberg lept to 6 feet, 2 inches for fourth in the Class 5A boys' high jump on Saturday at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene.Dakotah Camberg is into the Class 5A high jump elite.

With a leap of 6 feet, 2 inches on Saturday, May 21, the sophomore tied Hood River Valley senior Tyrone Stintzi, Lebanon senior Luke Elliott and Silverton junior Coleton Myers — who won with the fewest attempts — at the Class 5A track and field state Championships at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Camberg cleared 5-10 at state last year.

The high jump started at 6-0 on Saturday, then elevated to 6-1 and 6-2.

“I hoped to get to 6-3, but my knees started hurting,” said Camberg, whose father’s personal record was 6-8. “I did much better than last year, and I was happy I was able to get fourth.”

Daniel Lujano, a sophomore, cleared fifth in the 110-meter hurdles (16 seconds) and seventh (43-5) in the triple jump in his state debut.

“I really took the time this year,” Lujano said. “It was good experience to get on the podium. I matched my PR in the triple jump and beat my brothers’ marks. We should all come back next year.”

Jacob Opdahl, a junior also making his first state appearance, heaved 10th in the javelin (168-6).

The Lions boys came up 16th with 10.5 points as they received a team score for the eighth year in a row.

Josie Hanna was sixth (2:18.85) in the girls’ 800 run in her first state trip after missing the meet last year with an injury.

“It was a learning experience,” said Hanna, a junior. “I got that much faster and closer to the school record. I’m happy I got to go and that I placed.”

Lillianna Shriver, Sophie Estep, Cheyenne Trainer and Hanna were sixth (in their best time of 4:07.82) in the 1,600 relay.

The Lions girls went 25th with six points after missing a team score last season.

“It was great to get a group to state,” St. Helens coach Cory Young said. “It has more of a team feel. Dakotah is getting close to the school record [6-6, set by Carson Bartlett in 2007].”

The Hood River Valley boys (70 points) won their first state championship, while the Summit girls (190) won their ninth in a row.

Class 5A Track and Field State Championships

Friday and Saturday

at Hayward Field, University of Oregon, Eugene

St. Helens results

Boys

110-meter hurdles

5. Daniel Lujano, 16.0

Javelin

10. Jacob Opdahl, 168-6

High jump

4. Dakotah Camberg, 6-2

Triple jump

7. Daniel Lujano, 43-5

Girls

800-meter run

6. Josie Hanna, 2:18.85

1,600-meter relay

6. Lillianna Shriver, Sophie Estep, Cheyenne Trainer, Josie Hanna, 4:07.82

Team scores

1. Hood River Valley 70

2. Marist 66

3. Redmond 57.5

4. Lebanon 57

5. Crater 54

6. Sandy 41

7. Wilsonville 38

8. Summit 33

9. Bend 31

10. Pendleton 30

11. Churchill 27

12. Ridgeview 26

13. Hermiston 22

14. Silverton 21.5

15. Ashland 14

16. St Helens 10.5

17. La Salle Prep 9

18. Crescent Valley 8.5

19. Mountain View (OR) 8

19. Central 8

19. Eagle Point 8

22. Parkrose 6

23. Hillsboro 5

23. Springfield 5

25. Milwaukie 4

26. Putnam 1

26. South Albany 1

Girls

1. Summit 190

2. Bend 89.5

3. North Eugene 33

4. Milwaukie 25

4. La Salle Prep 25

6. Silverton 24

7. Hillsboro 23

8. Sandy 22

9. Ashland 20

10. Springfield 19

10. Ridgeview 19

12. Liberty 17

13. Central 15

13. Mountain View (OR) 15

15. Marist 13

15. Wilsonville 13

17. Crater 12

17. South Albany 12

19. Hermiston 10

19. Hood River Valley 10

19. Churchill 10

22. Putnam 8

23. Pendleton 7

23. Dallas 7

25. St Helens 6

26. Parkrose 5

27. The Dalles 3

27. Lebanon 3

27. Eagle Point 3

30. Crescent Valley 2

31. Corvallis 1.5