CRETE, Neb. — Seaside High graduate Cameron Sorter (Class of 2014) is a new school record-holder for the York College track team.
Sorter, a junior at the Nebraska college, broke the school record — three times over the last month — in the 1,500 meters. He also set a new York College record in the 800 meters.
Running in the recent Jim Dutcher Memorial Classic track meet April 23, the former Gull finished fourth in 4 minutes, 9 seconds, a new record for the Panthers.
He broke his own school record in the next meet, finishing third in 4:05.27 in the KCAC Championships, May 4-5 at McPherson (Kan.) College.
And last week, Sorter ran even faster, finishing in 4:04.01 to place 12th in the 1,500 final at the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Championships in Shawnee, Okla.
The same weekend, he ran a 1:56.50 in the 800, failing to qualify for the final, but setting a new school record.
In other news involving local athletes, Astoria’s Nick Strange picked up the win on the mound last week for Tacoma Community College in Washington, in a 6-5 victory over Lower Columbia College, as the two NWAC teams split a doubleheader in Longview, Wash.
Strange allowed two hits with two strikeouts in two innings.
A sophomore with the Titans, Strange is 2-2 this season. He has a 2.94 ERA with 10 strikeouts, four walks and 15 hits allowed in 13 appearances.
Local athletes competing at the professional or collegiate levels this spring:
Conor Harber, Carolina Mudcats
Halie Korff, Fr., Western Oregon track
Nick Strange, So., Tacoma CC baseball
Kelsey Wullger, Fr., Highline softball
Josh Chesnut, So., NW Christian track
Sam Hinton, So., Willamette golf
Paige Ideue, Fr., Centralia softball
Cam Sorter, Jr., York College track
Danielle Willyard, Fr., NW Christian track
Kelly Willyard, So., NW Christian track
Devin Lewis-Allen, So., Eastern Oregon track
Kenneth Sheldon, So., Willamette golf
Clark Wilson, Sr., Willamette golf
(Both golfers recently earned second-team All-NWC honors)
Taylor Eaton, Fr., Lower Columbia softball
Athletes from regional schools:
Kindel Bailey, So., Oregon State track
Lucas Hidalgo, Fr., Eastern Oregon track
Amy Hilger, Jr., Oregon State track
MaKenna Partain, Fr., U. of Minnesota softball
Madison Seed, So., Clark softball
Tiffany Snyder, So., Blue Mountain CC softball
Eric Sommerfeld, Fr., Chemeketa baseball
Hannah Vandomelen, So., Clackamas CC softball
Codi Blodgett, So., Western Oregon track
Max Kirkendall, So., Pacific golf
Jessica Gibson, So., Lower Columbia softball
Sarah Probasco, Fr., Colorado Christian softball
Kendal Bailey, Fr., Chemeketa softball
Stephen Gift, So., Pacific track
Kenny Klippel, Jr., Western Oregon track
Owen Parsons, Fr., Tacoma CC baseball
Allison Wedgworth, So., Blue Mountain CC softball
Colin Atchison, Jr., George Fox track
Hannah Rehm, Fr., Western Oregon track
Jackson Arnsdorf, Corban baseball
Natalie Cummings, Portland State track
Abi Danen, Highline softball
Fridtjof Fremstad, Linn-Benton baseball
Tyler Lyngstad, Lower Columbia baseball
Juneau Meyer, NW Christian track
Brad Rzewnicki, Gonzaga track
Landree Miethe, Lower Columbia softball
Zac Tapio, George Fox baseball
Emma McCourt, Yakima Valley softball
Katie Ragsdale, Clackamas CC softball
Mary Schorn, Clark softball
Kami Gray, Lower Columbia softball
Mason Schimmel, Clackamas CC baseball