Athlete Spotlight


Athlete Spotlight April 2013

Meet Christian Pumpelly

Age – 11

Christian Pumpelly joined Tigard Youth Track in 2009 as a second-year Sub Bantam. He runs the following track events: 100, 200, 400 and the 4×100 Relay. Christian also competes in the Long Jump (this is his favorite event)! He is now entering his 5th year as a second-year Midget and hopes to qualify for Nationals in multiple events.

Here are a few of his Track and Field highlights:C Pump-fixed
2009 – USATF Oregon J.O. Record Holder…100m / 14.5 / 2009 Sub Bantam
2010 – National Qualifier for the 4×100 Relay2011 – Placed #1 in the Region for Long Jump
2011 – Placed #7 at Nationals for Long Jump

Christian has an affinity for competition as his dream is to participate the collegiate level.





Athlete Spotlight November 2012

Meet Lauren Paven 

Age – 12

Speed Demon, tough competitor, great sportsmanship

Lauren Paven “LP”, a seventh grader, is entering her 3rd year as a member of TYT. Lauren is the current USATF 2012 Oregon state and Northwest regional champion in the 400 meters for her age group. Her best time was 62.2 seconds. Lauren also finished in the top 5 at state and regionals in the 200 meters. In addition, she and her teammates are the 4×100 meter relay state and regional champions. Lauren competed at the National Junior Olympics in the 400m, 200m and 4×100 m. She placed 19th in the country in the 400m and 28th in the 200m. Lauren also ran in a 200m exhibition race that took place at the USA Olympic track and field trials in Eugene.


Athlete Spotlight October 2012

Meet Spencer Kuffel


USATF Junior Olympic all-American in high jump

Recognized by Oregon USATF as Athlete of the Year 2012 in his age category

Also competed in 800 and 4×100 relay at Nationals

True champion