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The Olympic College men’s and women’s track and field teams each finished in fourth place at the Northwest Athletic Conference championships at Mount Hood College in Gresham, Ore., last weekend.

Olympic produced eight All-Americans, six NWAC champions and 29 medalists — its best showing since the program was revived seven years ago.

Colton Paller, a sophomore who will compete at the University of Wyoming next season, earned co-male athlete of the meet after he won the shot put (52 feet, 4 inches), discus (145-9) and hammer events (159-4). Paller earned three All-American awards.

Freshman Kaitlyn Paller, Colton’s sister, earned All-American honors in the shot put, discus and hammer. Paller won the shot put (40-0) while teammate Diane Olson was second. Koshi Ukai, Olson and Chris Sevila were also named All-Americans.

Softball: Nisbet, Tasaki named All-NWAC

Olympic freshmen Mechelle Nisbet and Kylie Tasaki were named to the NWAC North Region first team as announced by the conference Tuesday. Nisbet, a catcher and DH, is a Chimacum graduate. Tasaki, an infielder from Mililani, Hawaii.

Also, sophomore Zoe Roberts signed to play at Crown College next season. Roberts finished the season hitting .355, with 38 hits, seven doubles and three triples.

The Rangers also announced the team awards and pitcher Jadin Left of North Mason was named MVP. Tasaki earned the Gold Glove award, Amanda Givens was awarded the most improved honor and Sage Scott and Alecia Kupihea most inspirational. Nisbet was named the clutch performer while the Ranger of the Year was Scott.

The Coaches Choice awards were given to Tasaki and Left.

Baseball: Rangers earn Gold Glove, All-NWAC honors

Four Rangers were named to the All-NWAC team on Tuesday.

Sophomore Jeffrey Cochran was named a first-team infielder, while freshmen Ben Kolar was named a first-team outfielder, Austin Bayne named a North Region Gold Glove infielder and Scott Gunther a Gold Glove outfielder. Named to the NWAC All-Academic excellence team were Cole Chambers, Lukas Diehm, Bryan Ponce, and Dan Tomkiewicz.

The Rangers also announced their team award winners. They are; Ben Kolar, offensive player of the year; Gunther, defensive player of the year; Jared Scott, pitcher of the year; Mike Williams Award, Hayden Curnutt and Michael Crisler.

Note: The Mike Williams award is named after a former OC baseball player who was killed in a car accident. It is given to the player who best represents playing for the love of the game. Michael Crisler was not a player on the Rangers 2018 roster but a student at OC who volunteered to be the team’s bullpen catcher all season.

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