Records fall at Pacific Twilight
Quality performances continued to be the norm at the Pacific Twilight track and field meet Saturday, as another six meet and stadium records fell at Lincoln Park Stadium.
A total of 14 meet records and 13 stadium records were broken in the two-day event, which featured 19 teams from every level of collegiate track and field. While not surpassing a meet or facility mark, Pacific's Kelli Aken-Pagdilao joined the parade by tying her school record in the women's 100 meters.
Aken-Pagdilao clocked the second-fastest time in the 100 meters (12.67 seconds), finishing behind Leah Walkeden of Voleo Athletics, who established a new meet record with her time of 12.03. George Fox's Emily Davison broke the meet and stadium marks in the women's long jump, winning the event with her leap of 18 feet, 7¼ inches.
Competitors from Concordia led two record efforts in the throws. Eric Whalen was a winner in the shot put with a record throw of 57-9. Teammate Nate Moses had a record performance in the discus, smashing the old mark by 24 feet with his winning throw of 192-7.
Adding to the excitement of the day was the performance of Eastern Oregon's Robbie Haynie in the men's pole vault. Haynie established a new NAIA season best with his vault of 17-¾, and he missed on three attempts at 18-1, which would have qualified him for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
In addition to Aken-Pagdilao's record-tying run in the women's 100, Pacific junior Chloe Hallyburton finished fifth in the women's high jump (4-11), freshman Daniel Wagner placed third in the men's 110-meter hurdles (16.04), and freshman Trey Oshiro-Atabay placed sixth in the men's long jump (20-6¼).
Pacific's season will continue on Friday when the Boxers take part in the
Linfield Twilight at Maxwell Field in McMinnville.
Sunset Speedway opens this week
Sunset Speedway Park announced the selection of Russell Voigt as its new Race Director. Voigt comes to the Banks racing venue from the DAA Extreme Northwest Late Model Series, where he served as race director and flagman.
Voigt has more than 20 years of experience in the field of motorsports, dating back to the early '90s at the old Portland Speedway, and he said he hopes to put on a consistent weekly program that helps draw more cars and bigger crowds to Sunset Speedway each week.
Sunset Speedway will open its season on Saturday with the Northwest Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks, Street Stocks and 4-Bees. The Northwest Extreme Sprint Car Series and USAC Ford Focus Midgets will debut on May 12, along with USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 4-Bees. The Northwest Wingless Tour will return on May 19 with the PHRA Dwarf Cars also being in action alongside Pure Stocks, Womens, and 4-Bees classifications.
Viking Challenge 5K Run/Walk
Register now for the Viking Challenge 5K Run/Walk, which will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m. at Forest Grove High School.
Pre-register by April 30 for $20. After April 30 registration is $25 per person. Registration fee includes a T-shirt. The event is sponsored by the Viking Booster Club and Forest Grove Police Department, with proceeds benefitting Special Olympics and FGHS Athletics.