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Tag: Marcus Chambers


Keeping it green, Chambers signs track scholarship with the Oregon Ducks

The fastest, most dynamic high-school 400-meter runner alive was in complete slow-play mode Wednesday.

College decision day was a little more than a formality for Foss High School’s Marcus Chambers. Basketball and football players plan extravagant announcement ceremonies, so why shouldn’t he?

And he did, inviting his entire school to the theater building to watch him pick a hat off the table among the five finalists vying for his quick-twitching services.

In the end, he chose the school he dubbed “track city” – Oregon – over Baylor, Louisiana State, UCLA and Southern California.

“It has been a big weight for

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Track: Foss’ Chambers, Curtis’ Hightower shine at USATF Junior Olympics

Foss High sprinter Marcus Chambers and Curtis High highjumper Dakarai Hightower dazzled at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics last week at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.

Chambers won the 400 meters with a time of 46.18 seconds. He won the sprint by nearly a full a second, which is incredible at this level of competition.

Chambers also placed second in the 200 and helped his team to second in the 4×400 relay.

Hightower took first in the high jump with a leap of 7 feet, 3 inches. Hightower won the Class 4A state title in May with a jump of 6-10.
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Track: Foss’ Chambers advances to finals of USA Junior Outdoor Championships

Foss High's Marcus Chambers is competing at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend at the University of Indiana.

Foss High sprinter Marcus Chambers has advanced to the 200- and 400-meter finals at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend at the University of Indiana.

Chambers, who will be a senior in the fall, took second in his 200 heat with a time of 21.08 seconds. The time was the second-fastest

Chambers took third in his 400 heat, but turned in the fifth-fastest time overall, clocking 46.92 seconds.
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Star Track XXX: Day 3 Class 3A recap

One standout’s brilliant high school career came to an end on Saturday, while another’s is just starting to burn white-hot.

On a brilliant and sunny Star Track Saturday, Lakes’ Izaic Yorks wrapped up his stellar Washington prep career by smashing the Class 3A record in the 1,600 meter run and taking home the title everyone expected him to win, while also grabbing the 800 meter run title to add to his massive collection of first place medals.

“No regrets, I got better each year and I got to where I wanted to be at the end,” said Yorks, who will run for University of Portland next season.

Meanwhile Marcus Chambers of Foss established himself as one of the top sprinters in the state. The ultra-talented junior took home the titles in both 200 and 400 and was already thinking about next season and taking down the longtime meet records in those events held by Ellensburg’s Ja’Warren Hooker.

“I’m not going to make any guarantees, but those times records are reachable,” Chambers said.
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