WALLOWA RUNS AWAY WITH TRACK ACADEMICS

April 24, 2002 12:00 am

Wilsonville — Wallowa High School has swept the track and field awards in the spring version of the Dairy Farmers of Oregon Academic All-State program.

Wallowa's boys (3.84) and girls (3.92) had the highest grade-point averages among all track and field teams in the state. It is only the second time that the boys and girls track awards have gone to the same school.

Spring winners include repeat champions Ione in girls tennis (3.89), Forest Grove in speech (3.92) and Pine-Eagle in softball (3.95). Ione and Forest Grove are three-time winners while Pine-Eagle is a double winner.

Other winners are Sisters in baseball (3.67), Tillamook in boys golf (3.96), Milwaukie in girls golf (3.97), Hermiston and Ione in boys tennis (3.79), Canby and Ione in girls tennis (3.89), Pine-Eagle in choir (3.76) and Santiam Christian in band (3.69).

The winning team in each activity receives a plaque and team members receive "got milk?" sweatshirts and certificates. Presentations will be made to each team later this spring.

Within the Class 3A classification, La Grande picked up seven Academic All-State top-10 listings. The girls tennis team was fifth (3.78), the choir team was fifth (3.45) and the boys track team was fifth (3.42). The boys golf team was seventh (3.64), band/orchestra was ninth (3.46) boys tennis was tied for 10th (3.36), and softball was 10th (3.50).

Enterprise had three top-10 teams, including the top Class 2A/1A boys golf team with a 3.78 gpa. Band/orchestra was sixth among 3A/2A/1A teams at 3.52 and choir was ninth at 3.21 in the same class.

Powder Valley had both of its track and field teams in the top 10 among 2A/1A teams, the boys second at 3.60 and the girls fifth at 3.73.

At the 2A/1A level, Imbler's baseball team was third at 3.43 and Union's softball team was fourth at 3.64.

A complete list of Top Ten schools for each classification in each activity is posted on the OSAA Web site at www.osaa.org, under Awards.