Alyssa Hughes from St. Clare, Long Jump Title and Race Contender


Alyssa Hughes has been fun to watch these several years during her track and field career.  She can jump long, high and is an incredibly fast sprinter.  You had better have your game together if she is in the contest!  Her long jump of 15’5″ about a foot and a half shy of the CYO record, garnered her the 2015 gold medal in the CYO Meet of Champions.  Nice job Alyssa!

CHAMPION: Alyssa Hughes (St. Clare) 15’5″

2nd: Lilah King-Hails (Madeleine) 15′.5″

3rd: Lindsay Drango (Our Lady of the Lake) 14’4.75″

4th: Kaitlin Speer (St. Anthony) 14’2.75″

5th: Morgan Keudell (Our Lady of the Lake)14’1.5″

6th: Emma Sheets (St. Ignatius)14’1″

7th: Alexie McKinney – Craig (St. Andrew Nativity School) 13’11”

8th: Irena Lizier-Zmudzinski (St. Matthew) 13’11”

Alyssa Hughes wins the Cadet Girls Long Jump at the 2015 CYO Meet of Champions

Alyssa Hughes wins the Cadet Girls Long Jump at the 2015 CYO Meet of Champions

Cadet Girl Long Jump winners 2015 CYO Meet of Champions

Cadet Girl Long Jump winners 2015 CYO Meet of Champions

Ava David Overpowers Competition in CYO Cadet Girls Shot Put Championship


Ava David came into the CYO Championship events with a seeded put of 35’8″.  She won the event with a put of 37’9.5 inches which I have to believe is a personal best for her.  If so, the championship event was the best time to have a personal best.  Paige Cooper was on Ava’s heels all the way with a similar story.  Both girls are to be commended on their distances.  Anna Adamko set a 40″ record in 2007 which would be fun to see broken!

CHAMPION: Ava David (Our Lady of the Lake) 37’9.50″

2nd: Paiger Cooper (All Saints) 36’11.5″

3rd: Grace Williams (St. Matthew) 32.11.5″

4th: Carole Ramos (St. Anthony) 32’11”

5th: Samara Andre (St. Andrew Nativity) 31′.5″

6th: Mary Gach (Christ the King) 30’11.5″

7th: Jenna Willis (West Hills Christian) 30’11.5″

8th: Mary Saifkhani (St. Matthew) 30’10”

Ava David wins the Cadet Girls Shot Put Championship at the CYO Meet of Champions 2015

Ava David wins the Cadet Girls Shot Put Championship at the CYO Meet of Champions 2015

CYO Cadet Girls Shot Put winners at the CYO Meet of Champions 2015

CYO Cadet Girls Shot Put winners at the CYO Meet of Champions 2015

Ember Stratton (St. Pius X) Making a Statement Statewide


Ember Stratton (St. Pius X) won the CYO Meet of Champions 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:21.12.  Greta Anderson was a close second with a time of 2:22.18.

Ember went on the following week to compete in the Oregon Middle School Track and Field Championships in Corvallis with some of her St. Pius X team.  She Took first pace in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:45.59, Second in the 800 meter with a time of 2:23.54 (Her CYO MOC time would have won this race as well!)

CHAMPION: Ember Stratton (St. Pius X) 2:21.12

2nd: Greta Anderson (St. Thomas More) 2:22.18

3rd: Hallie DeVore (St. Pius X) 2:27.76

4th: Elizabeth Brands (St. Anthony) 2:27.83

5th: Grace Beal (St. Thomas More) 2:31.30

6th: Lily Sieber (Our Lady of the Lake) 2:32.17

7th: Kylie Ridge (St. Anthony) 2:33.77

8th: Luciana Lenth (St. John Fisher) 2:34.54

Ember Stratton (St. PIus X) Cadet Girls 800 Meter champion CYO Meet of Champions 2015

Ember Stratton (St. PIus X) Cadet Girls 800 Meter champion CYO Meet of Champions 2015

Cadet Girls 800 Meter Run winners CYO Meet of Champions 2015

Cadet Girls 800 Meter Run winners CYO Meet of Champions 2015

CYO Cadet Girls 1500 Meter Run was a Schu-in!


Makenna Schumacher, as alluded to in an earlier post, won the 1500 Meter Run with some good competition from Elizabeth Rinck (St. Matthew) and Hallie DeVore (St. Pius X).  There were 37 qualified entrants in the 2015 event.  The record for this event was set in 2014 by Kelly Makin with a time of 4:45.88.  Schumacher came very close with her time of 4:49.69.

Champion: Makenna Schumacher

2nd: Elizabeth Rinck (St. Matthew) 5:00.14

3rd: Hallie DeVore (St. PIus X) 5:02.93

4th: Elizabeth Brands (St. Anthony) 5:04.30

5th: Lucy Huelskamp (St. PIus X)5:04.77

6th: Alexis Kebbe (Holy Trinity) 5:08.25

7th: Grace Beal (St. Thomas More) 5:12.44

8th: Kylie Ridge (St. Anthony) 5:20.16

Well done girls!

Makenna Schumacher (St. Thomas More) wins the 2015 CYO Meet of Champions 1500 Meter Run

Makenna Schumacher (St. Thomas More) wins the 2015 CYO Meet of Champions 1500 Meter Run

Waiting to be called to the awards stand, Elizabeth Rinck (St. Matthew) and Makenna Schumacher (St. Thomas More) ponder the moment

Waiting to be called to the awards stand, Elizabeth Rinck (St. Matthew) and Makenna Schumacher (St. Thomas More) ponder the moment

2015 CYO Meet of Champions award winners in the Cadet Girls 1500 meter Run

2015 CYO Meet of Champions award winners in the Cadet Girls 1500 meter Run