|CCC alumn Becky Holliday of the U.S. competes during the women's pole vault final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Holliday placed 9th at the games.|
2016 Men's Outlook
The hurdlers will be one of the most dominate Clackamas has seen in one season. Tristan Stallcup, AJ Smith, Emerson Liburd and Edgard Roseberry ran between 14.37 – 15.34 out of high school in the 110 high hurdles as well as between 39.9 – 40.3 in the 300 hurdles. The sprinters look strong with some depth with Micco Millls, Charlie Gilpin, Carter Knox, Colton HarleThe decathlon squad looks strong with the return of redshirt freshmen Kyle Anderson and AJ Smith, and Roseberry, Ryan Skidmore and Griffin Johnson will add depth in the event for the Cougars.
The pole vaulters will look good led by Kyle Anderson who as second at the 6A State Championships in 2014, with Griffin Johnson and Will McCourt to round out the group. Kashta Booker and Roseberry will will do well in covering the high jump with Anderson and Skidmore looking to lead the Cougars.
The distance crew looks strong with the return of Glapougbae Garmondeh. This will be the first track season for Devin Sellers who was 3rd at the NWAC Cross Country Championships, so he will cover the long distance events well. The Cougars have added in nationally ranked Roba Sultessa who should look to lead the conference in the 800 and 1500 and be a strong long relay leg. Taylor Ball (state champion), Evan Sutherland, Al Lacey, and Josh Moats will add depth to the distance events as well.
Matt Lloyd is the returning NWAC champion in the hammer as well as the Southern Region Championship Male Field Athlete of the Meet. He will also be very strong in the shot put where he made the top 10 list for the Cougars as well as discus and javelin where he is a solid performer. Redshirt sophomore Ashton Forrest will work together with Lloyd to score well in the hammer and look to step it up to score in the javelin.
2016 Women's Outlook
The sprint crew will be strong with the addition of Karis Cameron (25.03 in the 200) and Yasmin Hill along with the return of Hannah Waite and Ericka Pengelly. Ericka Pengelly and Hannah Waite return to keep up the strong hurdles tradition where last year there were 4 Cougars in the high hurdle final at the NWAC Championships. Cameron, Hill, Rebecca Huseby, Chelsea Bone, and Brittany Coleman (37' triple jump) look to be a competitive contingency in the long and triple jump with Hill and Pengelly able to cover the high jump. Saraia Collmer and Lauren Theis were both 11' pole vaulters out of high school and look to lead the vault crew with Hill and Ann Mastrandrea adding good depth to the event.
NWAC cross country all-american Jocelyn Barber will lead the Cougars in the long distance events. State champion Aysia Killingbeck will be a force in the middle distance events. Kayla McNeeley, who was a NWAC scorer in the steeple chase, has returned to work her way up on the top 10 list on the Cougar's all-time performance list. Lauren Stokley, Hannah Stobie and Becky Ponnay will add depth in the distance events.
McKenzie Hidalgo will bring her experience from last year's season to help lead the throws squad. Chelsea Bone looks to be a top contender in the javelin after throwing 127' last year as a high school senior. Linda Dawson and Connie Hanthaley will add depth to the throws group.
The men and women repeated their third place finishes on both sides just like they did in 2014. There were twenty-two NWAC All-American performances and eight NWAC champions. Two school records were broken along with twelve athletes making it onto the top ten all-time lists. Tiffany Richeson ran 14.30 for the 100 hurdles and was also the NWAC Champion in the pole vault while jumping a best of 12'9" during the season.
The throws squad was possibly the best in school history and outscored the next best conference team by 11 points. There were three NWAC Champions from Clackamas in the throws. Easton won the javelin with a 212' throw which 22' farther than what he threw in high school the previous year. Matt Lloyd and Wyatt Meyring threw 192' and 178' in the hammer throw while following up those performances with 52' and 48' in the shot put. The women were also very tough hammer throw marks of 146', 142', and 131' along with NWAC winning mark of 143' in the javelin. Shot put was also competitive with Rachel McKinnis leading the way with her 38'8" throw along with her teammates throwing 37'6" and 35'10".
It was a strong season in the women's hurdles with Clackamas having 4 out of 8 of the finalists at the NWAC Championships. Other notables are Jackson Baker earning the NWAC Male Track Athlete of the Meet by winning the steeple chase and 5,000. Matt Lloyd was the Southern Region Championship Male Field Athlete of the Meet.
The track and field program has a competitive history. The men’s and women’s teams have finished in the top three on 14 occasions in the past 18 years. Clackamas athletes do well at CCC and beyond.
Brian Abshire and Lisa Ondieki went on to compete at the Olympics with Lisa earning a silver medal in the marathon.
Clackamas alumni have performed at the NCAA Championships with a champion in the women's vault, third in the men's decathlon and seventh in the women's javelin just to name a few. Becky Holliday was 2nd at the 2010 USATF National Championships in the pole vault.
Our alumni have also earned Western Athletic Conference Men's Athlete of the Year, Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men's Athlete of the Year, twelfth place in the men's 5000 at US Nationals, and sixth place at the Nike Cross Country Team Nationals and then onto the World Cross Country Championships. CCC had two alumni that finished 6th and 11th in the women’s steeple chase at the NCAA Division II National Championships in 2008.
Becky Holliday is one standout alumni who has gone on to accomplish great feats in the pole vault after Clackamas. She currently has held the NCAA Outdoor Championships meet record, is the indoor and outdoor school record holder at the University of Oregon and was third at the USATF National Outdoor Championships. Becky is currently competing for New Balance and competes all over the world representing New Balance and the United States.
Andria Scheese has gone on to become a 3-time NAIA All-American and former school record holder at Concordia University, and Chris Dilley went on to be a 4-time NAIA All-American in the hammer and discus and current school record holder in the hammer at Eastern Oregon University.
The last couple of years have been productive with the women’s 200 and 100 hurdles records being broke. Morgan Cribbs broke a 29 year record running 24.61 and also breaking the NWAACC Meet Record. Kaitlyn Reid broke the women’s 100 hurdles record, which was a 31 year record, running 14.92. Last track season was highlighted by the men finishing 2nd and the women finishing 3rd at the conference championships. That was the highest co-ed finish Clackamas has had in 12 years. There were also 33 NWAACC All-Americans and 53 season and/or lifetime personal records accomplished at the championships. Clackamas athletes set 18 top ten performances during the 2010 track and field season
Preparation for 4-yr Schools
Clackamas track and field/cross country works hard to prepare athletes for the next level. CCC track/cross country alum receive an average of $35,000 per year from the colleges they apply to.
We currently have athletes at such schools as University of Oregon, University of Washington, Western Oregon University, Seattle Pacific University, George Fox University and many others. Our athletes perform well here and keep getting better when they transfer.
Clackamas has strong academic programs. There are over 140 majors. We
also have an athletic academic advisor to help student-athletes stay on track with their academic plans. Clackamas track has also had three valedictorians in the last three years as well as many athletes that graduated high school with 3.8 GPA and above. We have a strong medical staff with an athletic trainer and team doctor to keep the athletes
Cougar Success is Founded on Teamwork & a Strong Schedule
We compete against 4-year programs on a regular basis. The coaching staff believes that every action is circular. Positive behaviors create other positive behaviors which leads to strong performances.
Interested in competing for the Cougars? Please view our recruiting page!