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La Salle Prep thinclads own district


The Falcons are dominant in winning both the TVC boys and girls meets

The La Salle Falcons owned the 2014 Tri-Valley Conference District Track and Field Meet.

La Salle boys ran away with first place, tallying 193 points to outscore the runners-up from Gladstone by 58 points.

La Salle girls tallied 156-1/2, finishing well in front of second-place Estacada (133) and third-place Molalla (132).

The Falcon boys had seven district champions and they qualified athletes for state in 10 events.

La Salle senior Ben Hortaleza had a big day, winning both hurdles races (15.26 and 40.59) and the long jump (20-7-1/2).

And the Falcon guys ruled in the distances, sweeping the first three places in the 1,500 and 3,000, and placing three athletes in the finals of the 800.by: JOHN LARIVIERE - La Salle distance runners (from left) Truman Rae, Will Thompson and Logan Veasy swept the first three places of the 1,500 in Saturdays finals of the Tri-Valley Conference District Track and Field Meet.

La Salle senior Logan Veasy set the pace in the 1,500 (4:12.17) and earned second place in the 800 (2:02.66).

La Salle senior Will Thompson headed the sweep of the 3,000 (9:10.76) and earned runner-up honors in the 1,500 (4:12.92).

La Salle junior Jason Rae qualified for state in the 3,000, placing a close second to Thompson, with a 9:12.49 clocking in that event.

The Falcons were also tough in the field events, with three athletes in the finals of the shot put, javelin, high jump and pole vault.

by: JOHN LARIVIERE - JACOB MEEK MAKES STATE IN 3 EVENTSLa Salle senior Jacob Meek was in top form, winning the shot put (49-11) and javelin (176-2) and placing second in the discus (143-10).

Three other La Salle boys qualified for state with runner-up finishes, senior George Lilly in the javelin (159-9), junior Justin Heller in the pole vault (12-6), and sophomore Michael Loeffler in the high jump (6-0).

La Salle girls had only two district champions, but they qualified athletes for state in 10 events and they had athletes place in every event.

by: JOHN LARIVIERE - COURTNEY CRAIN EXCELS IN THE HURDLESLa Salle senior Courtney Crain and sophomore Talya Holenstein will both compete for the Falcons in three events at state.

Holenstein qualified with a winning effort of 58.50 in the 400-meter dash and a runner-up finish in the 200 (26.69); Crain qualified with runner-up finishes in the high hurdles (16.51) and low hurdles (47.42). Both girls were a part of Falcon relay teams that won the 4x100 (50.57) and placed second in the 4x400 (4:20.88).

Other La Salle girls qualifying for state through runner-up finishes at district included: juniors Kate Christoferson in the 1,500 (5:14.61), Kim Le in the shot put (33-7-1/2) and Claire Primack in the long jump (15-8-1/2), and sophomore Carly Veasy in the 3,000 (11:32.40).

Christoferson also placed third in the 800 (2:27.69) and Le placed third in the javelin (107-1).