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2014 NWAACC Multi-Event Championships – Lane CC – Apr 28 & 29

The 2014 Multi-Events Championships will be held at Lane Community College in Eugene, OR [map] on April 28-29.

This year’s event features the top two placers in the 2013 men and women’s multi-events and should prove to be a great revenge match for the two sophomore runner-ups.

Seven men met the 2014 qualifying score of 5000 pts. led by Lane freshman Colton Thurman with a qualifying score of 6037. 2013 decathlon champion Dylan Hamming of Lane and runner-up Seth Buck of Clackamas will be looking to improve their 2014 qualifying marks of 5944 and 5784 while Olympic freshman Jayson Brocklesby turned in the second best season mark of 5944.

With over 4000 pts in their qualifiers, three women stand out in a field of 11 lead by Lane’s Kara Hallock.  Hallock tallied 4323 points to lead the women’s qualifying leaders followed by Spokane freshman Kendra Hamm (4236) and Clackamas sophomore Elizabeth Venzon (4226).  Venzon is the reining heptathon champion edging Hallock in last year’s event by 44 points 4658-4614.

Start Times
Monday – Heptathlon 10:00am, Decathlon 10:30am
Tuesday – Decathlon 9:00am, Heptathlon 10:00am

2014 Decathlon Qualifiers *
1. Colton Thurman, FR., Lane, 6037
2. Dylan Hamming, SO, Lane, 5944
3. Jayson Brocklesby, FR, Olympic, 5801
4. Seth Buck, SO, Clackamas, 5784
5. Dillion Hoecker, SO, Clackamas, 5424
6. Tre Larson, FR, Lane, 5236
7. Zack Supple, FR, Clackamas, 5092
* Minimum qualifying mark of 5000
2014 Heptathlon Qualifiers *
1. Kara Hallock, SO, Lane, 4323
2. Kendra Hamm, FR, Spokane, 4236
3. Elizabeth Venzon, SO, Clackamas, 4226
4. Brittany Dugger, FR, Spokane, 3668
5. Laura Seymour, SO, Spokane, 3648
6. Mackenzie Folkerts, FR, Lane, 3564
7. Courtney Andre, FR, Mt. Hood, 3553
8. Sydney Roberts, FR Spokane, 3467
9. Kathryn Curtis, SO, Clackamas, 3332
10. Elana Hampton, FR, Clackamas, 3284
11. Kristi Kackel, SO, Mt. Hood, 3132
* Minimum qualifying mark of 3000


Alaska Airlines Softball Coaches Poll- Apr 23

NWAACC - Alaska Airlines Coaches Poll

Alaska Airlines Softball Coaches Poll – April 23, 2014
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Mt. Hood 8-0, 26-0 80 (8) 1
2. Clackamas 8-0, 27-1 64 2
3. SW Oregon 2-4, 19-10 40 3
4. Wenatchee Valley 15-3, 22-5 38 4
5. Douglas 7-1, 14-4 32 6
6. Spokane 15-3, 21-11 30 5
7. Bellevue   12 7
8. Treasure Valley 12-6, 22-10 9 NR
Also receiving votes:  Lower Columbia 6, Olympic 1

Alaska Airlines Baseball Coaches Poll- Apr 23

NWAACC - Alaska Airlines Coaches Poll

Alaska Airlines Baseball Coaches Poll – April 23, 2014
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Tacoma 12-0, 27-1 78 (7) 1
2. Edmonds 14-2, 26-4 64 (1) 2
3. Walla Walla 11-4, 20-5 35 8
4. Bellevue 11-1, 16-14 30 5
5. Treasure Valley 11-5, 20-8 29 3
6. Lower Columbia 10-2, 23-7 26 4
7. Pierce 11-1, 16-9 24 NR
8. Lane 10-5, 18-10 13 NR
Also receiving votes:  Clark 7, Columbia Basin 5, SW Oregon 1

Shoreline alum Jason Shaw named North Star Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week

North Star Athletic Association Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Jason ShawJason Shaw – Jamestown (N.D.) – 6’3" – Junior – Pitcher – Lynnwood, Wash. (Shoreline CC) – Shaw tossed a complete game as Jimmies shut down Valley City State (N.D.) 3-0 on the day of their North Star Athletic Association conference opener. 

He pitched seven innings and limited the Vikings to three hits.  Shaw recorded six strikeouts and gave up no walk. 

On the pitching mound, he extended his scoreless innings to 25 1/3 innings, including 17 straight shutout innings against members of NSAA. 

Spokane record-setter, Gonzaga commit Jessica Mildes remains homeward bound

CC Spokane’s Jessica Mildes shattered national junior college record in women’s 10,000 meters.
Dan Pelle photo

The Spokesman-Review

Jessica Mildes now owns a national record, and to do it she had to scrap and hang tough in a race with some of the nation’s best collegiate distance runners from big-time schools a long way from her home in Chattaroy and the Community Colleges of Spokane.

But you know what’s way impressive?

“At cross country camp, we do an eating contest – kind of a ‘Fear Factor’ thing,” reported her coach, Sean McLachlan, “and she took down a tube of wasabi in like six seconds.

“She’s competitive. She doesn’t like to lose and she likes a challenge.”

And on her own terms.

Her latest challenge took her to the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., where the sophomore ran the fastest women’s 10,000 meters in junior college history – surviving a case of adrenalized anxiety that threatened to short-circuit her chances before the race was half over.

“She freaked out a little and got stuck with the top four for a while,” McLachlan said. “She ran 10:47 for the first two miles. In high school, she was 30 seconds from being able to run 10:47 even once.”

Never mind back-to-back-to-back.

Predictably in a 25-lap slog, the adrenaline ran out. Mildes struggled to find her level, eventually hooking up with a competitor to share the work and keep their splits steady.

“Then I got to the last lap and Sean said I needed to run it in 86 (seconds),” she recalled, “and I thought, ‘Oh, I can do that.’ That was a really cool moment for me – like giving me one more chance.”

She crossed the finish line in 34 minutes, 29.36 seconds, knocking more than four seconds off the national JC record set in 2010 by Rose Tanui of Central Arizona. Ahead of her, Arizona’s Elvin Kibet and William and Mary’s Emily Stites ran the second and third-fastest NCAA Division I times of the spring; a few steps behind her, Tara Richardson of Western State ran the swiftest 10K in the Division II ranks.

It’s not completely new territory for a Sasquatch runner. Sixteen years almost to the day on the same track, Erika Colin set a JC record of 35:20.88 – the school record until Mildes broke it.

Earlier this spring, she also took down one of the two oldest records in CCS and NWAACC history, Joanne Lahti’s 5K mark dating back to 1980. She’s barely a second off Lahti’s 1,500 record, too.

All of this from a runner McLachlan said he “had no reason to think would be within our reach.”

When in fact that’s exactly why the Sasquatch got her.

Mildes did her high school running at Riverside, where she was a regular scorer at state meets for the Rams, though she couldn’t crack the 1A dominance of west sider Maddie Meyers. Still, her times were enough to elicit Division I interest from near (Eastern Washington) and far.

But even with an attractive athletic and academic aid package – Mildes is a 4.0 student – even near was too far.

“I’m just really tight with my family and wanted to live at home,” said Mildes, who was home schooled. “My sister (Rebecca) is one of my best friends, and I wanted to be able to see them on a daily basis, and I wouldn’t have been able to moving to Cheney.

“I’m a homebody, that’s for sure.”

Even after Mildes reached out to CCS, McLachlan still had his doubts. She didn’t commit until June, and he remembers her “talking to her mom the whole time” in their face-to-face visit.

“We’ve drawn her out slowly,” he said, “but that’s just her personality.”

Maybe she just saves her breaking away for the track. Mildes won the NWAACC cross country title by 40 seconds her freshman year, burying the field with a full sprint a mile-and-a-half into the race. But then she turned up with a stress fracture moving into the winter – she’d run her last season of high school track with one, too – so McLachlan moved a significant amount of her training to the swimming pool and stationary bike. The results were so good that cross training has remained in the recipe.

“She has the ability to just push herself constantly in everything she does and she’d probably run herself into the ground,” he said. “But it’s also added another dimension. The biking has changed her stride – she’s much more powerful.”

And maybe ready to stretch out a little. Next year she’ll run at Gonzaga University, where her swift 10K is already 15 seconds under the school record. Yes, it’s a couple miles closer than the Falls, but she’s moving into town nearer to campus.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that her sister is coming to run for CCS next year. You can be a homebody in more places than one.

NWAACC Hall of Fame member Rick Adelman announces retirement

Rick Adelman coached basketball at Chemeketa Community College for six years (141-39 record) winning or sharing three OCCAA championships and one Region 18 title.

Rick Adelman retires with over 1,000 wins.
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MINNEAPOLIS — Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons in the NBA. He will continue working for the franchise in a consulting role, the team announced.

The decision brings to an end to a celebrated coaching career that includes 1,042 victories, eighth on the NBA’s career list. Adelman coached Western Conference powers in Portland and Sacramento and also had stops in Golden State and Houston. He just completed the third season of a four-year deal with Minnesota that he signed in 2011. There was a mutual option for the final year of the deal.

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"I think it’s time for me to step aside," Adelman said. "When I came here, we really tried to see if we could turn some things around and we made some strides. Not as much as we would have liked, but I think it’s time for me to step aside and let someone else come in with this group. We’re not that far away.

"I really enjoyed my time here. I thank [owner] Glen [Taylor] so much. He’s the best owner I’ve ever been around. Not only as an owner, but as a person and everything. It’s been an enjoyable experience, but I’m ready and my wife’s ready to move on to another phase. We’re looking forward to that."

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Job announcement: Head Coach Men’s Soccer – South Puget Sound CC

South Puget Sound Community College is recruiting for the position of Head Coach for Intercollegiate Men’s Soccer. This position is reports to the Director of Athletics. Applicants must submit a South Puget Sound Community College employment application, a letter of interest and resume detailing educational background and coaching experience, along with a list of at least three professional references with names and relevant contact information.

For more information, contact SPSCC Athletic Director Pam Charpentier,

See full employment description and application process.

Job announcement: Head Coach Women’s Soccer – Edmonds CC

POSITION DESCRIPTION:   The head coach will be member of the Athletic Department at Edmonds Community College.  Responsibilities will include:  recruiting academically and athletically eligible athletes; assisting in the development of schedules, travel arrangements, and necessary arrangements for home contests; assisting with preparation of the ASEdCC budget request; operating program within budget limits; inventory and maintenance of all sports equipment and uniforms; field maintenance as needed; following proper purchasing procedures as required by the State of Washington and described by the college business office; driving college vans to games; organizing camps and clinics; fundraising for program; running team study hall; initializing grade checks and ensuring academic progress for student-athletes.  Questions regarding the position can be directed to Jorge de la Torre, Athletic Director, (425) 640-1233.


·         High school, college, or related coaching experience.

·         Knowledge of the sport.

PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:   Work is typically performed on the playing field/indoor facility.  Duties require standing/walking for long periods of time, the ability to demonstrate techniques associated with the sport, and lifting materials in excess of 25 pounds.  The ability to communicate clearly is essential.  Personal transportation is needed to travel to meetings and for scouting talent.  This position also requires driving a college van to games.

 COMPENSATION:   Yearly coaching stipend of $5,500-$6,500.

 APPLICATION PROCEDURES:   Applicants should submit a letter of application speaking directly to the required qualifications, a college application form, and a resume which also lists two current references to the Athletic Director, Jorge de la Torre.