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Three Timberwolf track and field standouts sign with Division I colleges during the ceremony

TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tualatin seniors (from left) Adam Klein, Alyssa Workman, Maija Girardi, Makenna Bailey, Sarah Martin and Jarius Jackson signed their letters of intent last week.TUALATIN — It was a day of celebration. It was a day of joy.

And, most of all, it was a day of planning for the future.

Six Tualatin High School senor athletes made their college choices official, as they signed national letters of intent during a ceremony held in front of a large group of friends, family, teammates and coaches held last Thursday at the school.

Three members of the Tualatin track and field teams signed their letters of intent.

Adam Klein signed to run cross country and track at Arizona State University. This past fall, Klein won his second straight Three Rivers League district cross country title. He went on to finish seventh at the Class 6A state cross country championships.

Last year, Klein took third place in the 3,000-meter run at the Class 6A state track and field championships.

Alyssa Workman signed to compete for the track and field team at Brigham Young University, located in Provo, Utah. Workman took second place in the discus event at last year's Class 6A state track championships.

Makenna Bailey signed to run track at Oregon State University. Bailey sprinted to third place in the 400 at last year's Class 6A state track and field championships.

Klein, Workman and Bailey are all scheduled to be in action at this week's Three Rivers League district meet, which will be held Wednesday and Friday at George Fox University in Newberg.

Speaking of George Fox University, Tualatin senior Jarius Jackson signed to play football for the Bruins. Last fall, Jackson was an honorable-mention All-Three Rivers League selection as an offensive tackle, as he helped the Timberwolves reach the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs.

Tualatin senior Maija Girardi signed to play basketball at Chapman University, located in Orange, Calif. Girardi, a sharp-shooting guard, was an honorable-mention All-Three Rivers League pick, as she helped the Wolves reach the Class 6A state playoffs.

Sarah Martin signed to compete for the women's swim team at the University of Redlands, located in Redlands, Calif. As a Tualatin senior, Martin qualified for the Class 6A state swimming championships in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 100 breaststroke.

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