Track and Field
The Clackamas Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams both took second place at the Southern Region Championships at Lane in Eugene on Saturday as the Titans took down the men’s and women’s titles on their home track. The Cougars are focused on bigger hardware at the NWAACC Championships on May 20-21 in Spokane, Wash.
Clackamas had many event winners and some very impressive marks during the meet. The women won both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays as many athletes scored in multiple events, showing a diversity of skills. Sprinter Nettie Wayne anchored both victorious relays and placed third in the 200 (25.94) and fourth in the 100 (12.33).
Another action packed night of cage fights will take place in downtown Portland this Saturday on Burnside at The Roseland Theater as the Full Contact Fighting Federation hosts Rumble at the Roseland 71. Back in January, Katie Howard became the FCFF Women’s Junior Flyweight Champion when she defeated Kyra Batara by Unanimous Decision in the main event of Rumble at the Roseland 69.
Howard’s upcoming opponent, Emily Corso, earned the title of Women’s Flyweight Champion after defeating Emily Whitmire via armbar at Rumble 65 in August. Pitting champ against champ, the match is sure to be full of fireworks.
Howard is a very fast and dexterous fighter. She has pinpoint accuracy and solid conditioning. She will need to use her technique and quickness to her advantage against her larger, more powerful opponent. Howard will be eager to bounce back with a win after her last tough match against another larger opponent Robin Woods. Woods won the 130 pound super fight at Rumble 70 in March with a controversial power bomb slam knockout.
Baldovino on technique:
“Underhand is a lot different than overhand. It’s hard to throw overhand since I’m always doing underhand.
The first wind up I just want to throw hard. You want to have fast arm speed so you can pitch fast.
You want to make sure and have good velocity on your snap and then following through.
I want to make sure and do my wrist snap well, so that I have movement.”
That’s the type of pitcher that I am, I move the ball around.”