Prep notebook: Camas' Efraimson set to run Dream Mile
NBC to broadcast Grand Prix meet at noon today
Friday, June 8, 2012
Camas freshman Alexa Efraimson will be one of four prep runners from the Pacific Northwest who will compete in the Adidas Dream Mile at the Adidas Grand Prix track and field meet today in New York.
The girls Dream Mile for high school athletes will feature athletes who bring seven of the fastest eight 1,600-meter marks by prep runners this season.
Efraimson, who has the nation's No. 4 best time in the 1,600 this season, will be joined in the girls Dream Mile by Maddie Meyers from Seattle's Northwest High School, Amy Eloise-Neal from Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish and Paige Rice from Portland's St. Mary's Academy. Meyers won the Dream Mile in 2011.
The meet will be broadcast at noon Saturday on NBC.
Torson signs with Portland — Mountain View High School's Zach Torson has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of Portland.
A 6-foot-2 right-handed pitcher, Torson struck out 65 in 55 innings pitched as a senior, while registering an ERA of 1.40.
Torson, a four-year letterwinner for the Thunder, was named the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League player of the year after garnering first-team all-league, first-team All-Region and second-team all-state honors as a junior.
Torson recently competed at the Area Code Games, which is an annual event in Long Beach, Calif., where about 250 of the country's top baseball prospects play in front of pro scouts.
All-state baseball games this weekend — The All-State baseball games are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Yakima and there are six Clark County players on the rosters.
The Team Adams roster includes Camas' Austin Barr and Nate Lauritzen.
The Team Baker roster has Mountain View's Zach Torson and Riley O'Dell.
The Team St. Helens roster has Camas' Nathan Culver.
The Team Rainier roster has Hudson's Bay's Buck Hale.
Games today are at noon and 3:15 p.m. and Sunday's games are 10:25 a.m. and 1:35 p.m.