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Men’s track and field

Idaho’s Zack Short (Lebanon) won the shot put (59 feet, 7¾ inches) and took sixth in the discus (168-6) last week at the Big Sky Championships in Moscow, Idaho. The discus mark is a new personal record for Short, a sophomore.


Western Oregon’s A.J. Holmberg (Scio) finished sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 1 minute, 54.03 seconds last week at the GNAC Championships in Monmouth.


George Fox’s Alexander Turkins (South Albany) placed eighth in the hammer (132-1) and 11th in the discus (122-3) last week at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships in Hermiston.

Teammate Josiah Stroup (Lebanon) finished fourth in the 400 (49.71) and 15th in the 200 (23.05).

Women’s track and field

Oregon Tech’s Allison Young (West Albany) placed sixth in the heptathlon (3,650 points), 13th in the shot put (33-8), 14th in the 200 (26.98) and 19th in the 100 (13.44) at the CCC Championships.

Competing for Corban, Sydney Nichol (East Linn Christian) finished fourth in the 800 (2:18.96) and eighth in the 1,500 (4:52.24). Teammate Mackenzie Wilson (East Linn Christian) took fifth in the 100 (12.61), 200 (25.76) and 400 (58.14).


Kelsey Broadus (West Albany) got the final two outs Saturday in Boise State’s 6-5 home victory over New Mexico.

Last Thursday, Broadus went the distance and surrendered just three hits with six strikeouts and three walks in a 10-0, five-inning victory over New Mexico.

The Broncos won the Mountain West Conference title and will face No. 5 Washington Friday in the Seattle Regional. Boise State is in the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history.


Kaylee Buhrkuhl (Santiam Christian) went a combined 1 for 4 with an RBI and a walk Tuesday as Corban split two games with Baker (2-0 win) and Marian (3-1 loss).

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Monday, Buhrkuhl went a combined 3 for 7 with a walk in games against Baker (2-1 loss) and Midway (2-0 win).

All games were part of the NAIA opening round in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Renel Koker (Lebanon) went a combined 2 for 5 with a walk and an RBI Friday as Clackamas split a doubleheader with Southwestern Oregon in Coos Bay.


Jackson Soto (West Albany) went a combined 1 for 7 with an RBI Saturday as Lane dropped both legs of a home doubleheader against Linn-Benton in Eugene. The Roadrunners’ Evan Cyrus (West Albany) went 0 for 1 with three walks, an RBI and a run scored.

Friday, Soto went a combined 2 for 6 with a walk in two losses at Linn-Benton. Cyrus went 0 for 1 with two walks and a run scored.

Bob Lundeberg is a reporter for the Albany Democrat-Herald and can be reached at


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