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Klein sets record at Beadnell Classic

Top middle school runners compete in the mile race


by: DAN BROOD - RECORD PACE -- Hazelbrook's Adam Klein is on his way to victory in the eighth-grade boys race at the Beadnell Classic. Klein won the mile race in a meet-record time of 4 minutes, 43 seconds. TIGARD — The 20th edition of Fowler’s invitational mile race turned out to be a historic one.

That’s because no one has ever ran it faster than Adam Klein did.

Klein turned in a record performance in winning the eighth-grade boys mile race at the 2014 Beadnell Classic, held May 22 at Fowler Middle School.

The annual event features the top sixth, seventh and eighth-grade runners from Fowler, Twality and Hazelbrook middle schools.

Klein, running for Hazelbrook, set the new all-time event standard with his victorious time of 4 minutes, 43 seconds in the eighth-grade boys race.

Klein’s Hazelbrook teammate, Zed Linford, finished second in that race with a time of 5:14 and Fowler’s Peyton Kuffel was third at 5:18.

Also running in the eighth-grade boys race were Spencer Smith, Brayan Garcia and Airen Casugay of Twality, Cole Green of Hazelbrook and Jakob Harrold, Cody Tanz and Enrique Villanueva-Noyes of Fowler.

by: DAN BROOD - CLOSE RACE -- Hazelbrook's Madi Lowry (center) emerged victorious in the eighth-grade girls mile race at the Beadnell Classic in a time of 5:41. She won the race by one second over Ashley Ulberg. The eighth-grade girls race came right down to the wire, as Hazelbrook’s Madi Lowry triumphed in a time of 5:41, putting her just one second ahead of Ashley Ulberg, also from Hazelbrook.

Gabi McGaughey of Twality finished in third place in the closely contested eighth-grade girls race in a time of 5:48. Also running in that race were Ashley Kohlman of Twality, Rachel Breyer of Hazelbrook and Anna Billings, Kynzey Mitzel, Hayley Zimney and Anna Walker of Fowler.by: DAN BROOD - IN FRONT -- Twality's Justin Dicola is on his way to victory in the seventh-grade boys race.

Twality’s Justin Dicola ran to victory in the seventh-grade boys race in a time of 5:22.

Armaad Hubbard of Hazelbrook was second in that race with a mark of 5:25 and Cole Grieve of Twality was third at 5:29.

Also competing in the seventh-grade boys race were Derek Leneve of Twality, Caden Dixon and Kyle Dernedde of Hazelbrook and Sajjad Al Rikabi, Diego Lopez and John-Son Tran of Fowler.

The seventh-grade girls race saw Fowler’s Tatum Griffin turn in a winning time of 5:49 in front of the home crowd.

by: DAN BROOD - AT THE FINISH -- Fowler's Tatum Griffin crosses the finish line first in the seventh-grade girls race.Griffin triumphed in the closest race of the day, as Meghan MacPherson of Hazelbrook finished second with a mark of 5:49.8. Natalie Denning, also of Hazelbrook, was third at 5:56.

Also running in the seventh-grade girls race were Keara Bingham, Kyleigh Layman and Kaitlyn Wornath of Twality, Sarah Hanson and Sydney Garlock of Hazelbrook and Sydney Lienberger and Jessica Liles of Fowler.by: DAN BROOD - GREAT RACE -- Fowler's Elizabeth Brands (left) was the overall winner of the sixth-grade race.

Elizabeth Brands of Fowler not only triumphed in the sixth-grade girls competition, but she was the overall winner of the sixth-grade race with her time of 5:35.

Abi Borg of Hazelbrook took second place in the sixth-grade girls race with a mark of 5:37 and Delaney Leavitt of Twality was third at 5:45.

Also competing in the sixth-grade girls race were Taylor Alderman and Kennedy Brown of Twality, Taylor Cockrell and Elyse Burton of Hazelbrook and Alex Bledsoe and Sophie Brands of Fowler.

Andrew Payton of Hazelbrook won the sixth-grade boys race with a time of 5:42.

by: DAN BROOD - KICKING -- Hazelbrook's Andrew Payton finishes strong to win the sixth-grade boys raceEmil Hundahl of Fowler was second at 5:45 and Jacob Theordoroff of Fowler was third at 5:49.

Also competing in the sixth-grade boys race were Keoni Wilder and Parker Graham of Twality, Sam Smith and Hunter Popma of Hazelbrook and Trevor Smith of Fowler.




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