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The LO girls get two wins each from Kate Peters, Mia Brahe-Pedersen and Quinn Greene.

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lake Oswego junior Kate Peters (with freshman sister and teammate Ana Peters close behind) races to victory in the 1,500 meters during the Laker Classic Invitational on Friday, April 1, at Lake Oswego High School.The Lakers flexed.

So did the Cavaliers.

The Lake Oswego and Clackamas track and field teams, competing in the Laker Classic Invitational at Lake Oswego High School on Friday, April 1, proved that they're ready for the big time.

The Laker girls stepped to win the 15-team girls meet in impressive fashion, while Clackamas' boys came through with a runner-up effort in the talented boys field.

Girls meet

The Lakers built their win on a total team effort that included two individual wins each from junior distance runner Kate Peters, sophomore sprinter Mia Brahe-Pedersen and senior hurdler Quinn Greene, a sweep of the day's two relays and another "W" from sophomore Josie Donelson in the 400 meters.

Together, their efforts netted the Lakers 166 points, while second-place Tualatin finished with 104. The complete team scoring included: Lake Oswego 166, Tualatin 104, Central Catholic 72, Sunset 43, Barlow 41, David Douglas 41, Clackamas 35.5, Southridge 29, Beaverton 27, Crook County 27, Hood River Valley 23.5, St. Mary's Academy 20, Valley Catholic 19, Gresham 13, Aloha 2.

"It's good to have track meets back, high school especially," said Peters, who won both the 1,500 and 3,000 meters races. "It's so much fun. I missed it."

"The energy is really high today. It feels amazing," added Brahe-Pedersen, winner of the 100 and 200, and also a member of both winning Laker relay teams.



Brahe-Pedersen, who's chasing state records set by Churchill's Margaret Johnson Bailes in the 100 (11.29 seconds) and 200 (22.95) back in 1968, didn't beat those marks Friday, but did set new meet records in her two individual events.

She notched a winning time of 11.89 to take the 100, then came back later in the meet to win the 200 at 24.23 (with Donelson second with a 25.50).

"I thought I ran a pretty clean race, but I definitely could have done better," Brahe-Pedersen said after the 100. "The time wasn't really what I was looking for today, but it's a meet record. What else can you do?"

Greene, like Brahe-Pedersen, was a four-time winner on Friday. She took the 100 high hurdles with a mark of 16.21, then came back with another victory in the 300 intermediate hurdles at 47.88.

In the relays, the Lakers saw Greene, Donelson, senior Dakota Webb-Hawkins and Brahe-Pedersen notch a new meet record of 48.15 in the 4 x 100, while Greene, sophomore Riley Ha, Brahe-Pedersen and Donelson won the 4 x 400 with a 4:04.14.

Peters did her thing in the 1,500 and 3,000, speeding to victory in the 1,500 at 4:35.91 (with her freshman sister Ana Peters second at 4:39.80) and adding another first in the 3,000 at 9:56.10 (with Ana Peters second again with a 9:58.27).

"The plan was to pace the first two laps around 2:30 and then just have some fun the last 700 meters," Kate Peters said after the 1,500.

"It was really good. It was nice just to run behind Kate," Ana Peters said.

Donelson posted the Lakers' final win, racing home to take the 400 with a mark of 57.66.

Other top LO finishes came from: Webb-Hawkins, second in the triple jump at 33-8, third in the 100 at 13.19 and fourth in the long jump at 15-11.75; senior Katelyn Howard, second in the pole vault at 11 feet; Ha, fourth in the 400 at 1:00.64; junior Casey Moran, fourth in the discus at 116-6; senior Julia Sieber, fourth in the high jump at 4-10; and sophomore Berit Ballew, fourth in the pole vault at 8-0.

For Clackamas, the Cavaliers collected four top-four finishes on the way to their seventh-place finish. Those included: senior Deshanae Norman, second in the high jump at 5-4; senior Ava Le-Previtera, third in the javelin at 101-0; senior Jasmine Fletcher, fourth in the 1,500 at 5:09.30; and junior Erin Taylor, fourth in the 300 IM hurdles at 50.80.

Boys Meet

In the boys meet, Clackamas got a huge effort from its throwers to finish second with 77 points, trailing only meet-winner Sunset's 106.5.

The complete team scoring included: Sunset 106.5, Clackamas 77, Tualatin 72, Central Catholic 70, Lake Oswego 65, Barlow 59, Hood River Valley 37, Gresham 31, Southridge 26.5, Aloha 22, Crook County 18.83, Valley Catholic 16, Beaverton 8.33, St. Stephen's Academy 6, David Douglas 5.83.

Regarding the Cavs' dominance in the throws, Clackamas went 1-2 in both the discus and javelin, and 1-4 in the shot put, getting wins from senior Ian Patton, senior Noah Preuitt and senior Benjamin Moffett.

In the discus, Preuitt took top honors with a personal-best throw of 132-1 (with Moffett second with a PR of 119-9). In the javelin, it was Moffett first with a PR throw of 186-2.25 and Patton second at 145-5.75. And in the shot, Patton took top honors with a PR of 46-2, while Preuitt grabbed fourth with his own PR of 42-0.

Other top finishers for Clackamas included: senior David Gesl, first in the 400 at 53.23; senior K.J. Johnson-Gibson, third in the 110 high hurdles at 15.94 and fourth in the 300 IM hurdles at 44.23.

For Lake Oswego, the Lakers fought their way to seven top-four finishes, an effort highlighted by the team's runner-up finish in the 4 x 100 relay at 44.72. That team included sophomore Colin Best, senior Stephen Lines, junior Ethan Park and senior Gabe Olvera.

"I think we had great handoffs today. Everyone did their job and we just had to push through it and finish," Olvera said.

Other top finishers for Lake Oswego included: senior Zachary Jarrett, second in the shot put at 43-6; senior Austin Leykam, third in the shot put at 42-1; junior Ethan Park, third in the 200 at 23.54; the 4 x 400 relay team of Best, junior Roman McCoy, senior Ben Taylor and senior Joe Doolan, third at 3:40.23; senior Joe Doolan, third in the triple jump at 40-5; and senior Blake Burby, fourth in the high hurdles at 16.33.


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