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Kyle Sander leads the way with wins in the 100 and 200 meters; Pierson and Wakefield notch jump wins

The Canby High track team came away from the Three Rivers League district track championships with a few bright spots over the two-day event.

Held May 12 and May 15 at Canby High School, the event saw the Cougars score 15 points on the girl's side and 59 points on the boy's. Those totals were good enough for eighth and seventh, respectively, in the team race.

PMG PHOTO: MILES VACE - Canby's Kyle Sandner sprints to victory in the 100 meters during the Three Rivers League district track meet at Canby HIgh School on May 15.

But there were some good moments and no one had more of those than sprinter Kyle Sandner, who won the 100 (11.15) and 200 (22.66) meters.

But he wasn't the only winner at the district meet. Drew Pierson captured the long jump with a 20-foot, 6.75-inch effort on the afternoon, while Treyson Wakefield added a triple jump (40-3.5) title to the Cougar's haul.

Other top performances went to Tommy O'Neil in the 1,500 (2nd, 4:03.20) and Maddax Clark, who was fourth in the high jump (5-6).

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Canby's Tommy O'Neill speeds to second place in the 1,500 meters during the Three Rivers League district track meet at Canby High School on Saturday, May 15.

The girls didn't score many points, but did get a fourth from its 4x100 relay team (51.35) of Mallory Scott, Kathryn Fentress, Sydney Matlock, and Ashley Peterson. Catalina Slangan was also four in the pole vault (8-6) and Ashley Peterson finished sixth in the 800 with a time of 2:27.39.

Some Cougars may continue their track season a little longer. With no OSAA-sanctioned state meets going on this year, coaches in all Oregon's classifications are trying to create a state meet type of event.

The Oregon 6A Track and Field Showcase will be held may 21-22 at Oregon City's Pioneer Memorial Stadium.

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