Lake Oswego girls aiming high at district track
The preliminaries are over.
For the Three Rivers League's best track and field athletes, the time is now.
The 2018 TRL District Meet opened Wednesday with a handful of field event finals and the 3,000 meters championship, and continues with more championship finals on Friday at Linfield College in McMinnville. Field event finals begin at 3 p.m. Friday and running event finals at 5 p.m. Friday.
For Lake Oswego and Lakeridge's best athletes, district marks another chance to test themselves against the TRL's best and potentially win berths to the Class 6A state meet. The top two finishers in each event will qualify for state, along with any individuals or relay teams that meet state qualifying standards. The Class 6A state meet is set for May 18-19 at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene.
"Right now, I can see (our girls team) getting at least in the top three for our district," said Lake Oswego coach Vince Kinney, and "there is an outside chance for us to get first place."
Regarding his boys team, Kinney added: "We have a lot of young athletes competing at district. The goal for our team is to gain experience in good competition and have each athlete perform to the best of their abilities."
Among those Laker and Pacer athletes with the best chances at advancing to the state meet are:
Boys: Lakeridge senior Cory Taylor in the long jump (first in the Three Rivers League); Lake Oswego junior Collin Bracken in the long jump (second in the TRL) and 110 high hurdles (third in the TRL); Lake Oswego senior Kameron Harvey in the triple jump (second in the TRL) and long jump (third in the TRL); Lakeridge senior Shon Martin in the 800 meters (third in the TRL); the Lakeridge 4 x 100 relay team of Andre Martinez, John Struik, Kyle Goecks and Robert Fritz (third in the TRL); Lakeridge sophomore T.J. Jakmauh in the discus (third in the TRL); and Lake Oswego senior Peyton Allworth in the pole vault (third in the TRL).
Girls: Lake Oswego junior Maddie DeBorde in the 100 (she's currently first in the TRL), long jump (first in the TRL) and 200 (second in the TRL); Lake Oswego senior Grace David in the 1,500 (first in the TRL) and 3,000 (first in the TRL); Lake Oswego senior Madison Richardson in the pole vault (first in the TRL); Lakeridge senior Amber Miller in the javelin (second in the TRL); Lake Oswego junior Erica Chiang in the 100 (third in the TRL), 200 (third in the TRL) and 400 (second in the TRL); the Lake Oswego 4 x 100 team of Gemma Pleas, Chiang, Sophie Smith and DeBorde (second in the TRL); and sophomore Ava David in the discus (second in the TRL).