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Sasquatch women win NWAC track title, men take second

UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

The Community Colleges of Spokane women won the Northwest Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship, while the Sasquatch men had to settle for second place on Tuesday at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon.

The Sasquatch women trailed Lane by 16 points after the first day, but they dominated the hurdle events to cruise to a 231.5-186.5 victory. The CC Spokane men were overtaken by Lane 252-204 after the Sasquatch grabbed the first-day lead.

For the CC Spokane women, the hurdles were a beautiful thing.

Mertece Hatchett won the 100-meter hurdles in a season-best 14.68 seconds, while her teammates Jordyn Arlt (14.82), Isabel Clark (15.22) and Katie Collins (15.60) finished 2-3-4. The times of Arlt and Clark were also season bests.

The Sasquatch also had a 1-2 finish in the 400-meter hurdles from Collins (season-best 1:04.47) and Clark (1:04.92).

CC Spokane’s Elisha Lee won the hammer throw with a toss of 154 feet, 11 inches – more than 18 feet clear of the field.

Clackamas (114.5), Clark (106.5) and Green River 51 rounded out the top five placers for the women.

The Sasquatch men picked up a 1-2 finish on the second day from Domenic Rehm (4:01.36) and Corbin Carlton (4:02.04) in the 1,500-meter run.

Other winners for CC Spokane were: Parker Bowden in the 110-meter hurdles (season-best 14.39); Zech Herford in the 200-meter dash (season-best 21.69); and Tyler Blakeley in the high jump (6-9 1/2).


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