Community notebook: Monda wins local duathlon event

Area participants turn in top results of bike, run race

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter



Vancouver athletes were the top two finishers on Saturday in the 29th-annual Spring Classic Duathlon.

Josh Monda won the race, which consisted of a 5-kilometer run followed by a 15-kilometer bike ride then another 5K run. The 31-year-old Monda finished in 1 hour, 11 minutes and 43 seconds. He was 1:03 in front of training teammate Aaron Jennings, 33.

Spencer Head of Camas led at the end of the first 5-kilometer run. The 22-year-old Head finished fourth overall with a time of 1:14:32. Chris Ramsey, 40, of Portland placed third in 1:14:13.

The race took place along Marine Drive in Northeast Portland.

Lorinda Limpf, 48, of Battle Ground placed sixth among women 40 and older in 1:34:22. Theresa Anderson, 58, of Washougal, took eighth among women 40 and older with a time of 1:40:19. Cory Duncan, 40, of Washougal was the ninth finisher among men 40 and older. His time was 1:22:20.

OT win keeps King’s Way lacrosse unbeaten

Clayton Frank scored the game-winner 24 seconds into overtime as the King’s Way Christian lacrosse team defeated visiting Bothell-Inglemoor 12-11 on Friday.

The Knights followed with a 13-8 win on Saturday at Sammamish-Newport, improving to 5-0 on the season. Jack Beall, Frank and Evan Ramirez scored three goals apiece on Saturday.

On Friday, Beall had four goals and an assist for five points on the night. Teammate Clayton Frank had three goals, an assist and fielded nine ground balls.

Connor Dyehouse collected two goals, one assist and seven ground balls in the win. Bryan Prigmore, Evan Ramirez, and Jeff Sanchez also scored for the Knights, and Conrad Littlefield made eight saves in goal.

King’s Way is idle until it hosts Mercer Island on April 12 and Puyallup on April 13.

In Division II, the teams from Union Lacrosse and Camas were idle last week. Union Lacrosse takes on the Skyline junior varsity at 7 p.m. Friday at King’s Way Christian.

Camas next plays at 6:30 p.m. on April 8 against the Skyline JV at Doc Harris Stadium.

Evergreen wins girls lacrosse match

The Evergreen Lacrosse Club scored a 20-3 victory on Wednesday over Spanaway Lake to begin play in the Nisqually Conference of the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association.

Madeline McKinnon led the way with eight goals for ELC. Emily McCoy added three scores for the Black Cats, while Lisa Peterson, Sarah Neve, and Sarah Smith each tallied twice.

ELC shut out Spanaway in the second half after building an 11-3 lead at the halftime.

Evergreen Lacrosse, a team for girls in the Evergreen Public Schools district, returns to action with a non-conference game at Gig Harbor on April 9. ELC (2-1-1) hosts two key conference games at McKenzie Stadium on April 13 against Puyallup and on April 16 against Lake Tapps.

Car show to assist driver

Dani Ferrara, an aspiring race car driver who lives in Vancouver, will be hosting a car show event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The event will be at the Vancouver Plaza Burgerville restaurant, 8320 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive.

The 21-year-old Ferrara is trying to raise money for the upcoming Oregon SCCA Spec Miata racing season at Portland International Raceway. Her Spec Miata race car, and several other cars, will be on display during the Burgerville event, and the restaurant will donate a portion of its sales during the event to help Ferrara fund the season.

To learn more about Ferrara, visit

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