Clark’s McKinney wins NWAC title




Clark College freshman Cassie McKinney brought the fastest 5,000 meter qualifying time into the Northwest Athletic Conference track and field championships.

She lived up to that billing Tuesday at Mt. Hood Community College. McKinney won the 5,000 meters by 24 seconds with a time of 19 minutes, 3.67 seconds.

The Union High School graduate had the fastest seeding time among the 11-runner field by 37 seconds.

McKinney also placed second in the 1,500 meters with a season-best time of 4:52.14.

Clark sophomore Olivia Rose won the long jump with a mark of 17 feet, 9.75 inches and the triple jump in 37-6. She also placed second in the 100 meters.

Ridgefield grad Chloe Lindbo placed second in the 800 meters, followed by teammate Aislyn Hanson in third.

Clark’s Sadie Dalgleish finished second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

Columbia River grad James Niemela placed second in the shot put for Clark.