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Gopher senior Manny Igbonagwan claims bronze in 100 meters; Bruins finish 1-2 in boys 1,500

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Gresham junior Sydney Allen takes the baton from senior Kennedi Thurman during a fourth-place finish in the 4x100 relay at the 2022 Dean Nice Invitational. Athletes from around the state joined together for the 2022 Dean Nice Invitational Friday afternoon, April 29, at Gresham High School.

Gresham senior Manny Igbonagwan had a strong performance in the 100 — cruising to a third-place finish (11.56 PR) while running on the inside lane.

In the 110 hurdles Barlow junior Micah Perry glided to a first-place finish (14.76). He also anchored a second-place 4x100 relay team (44.10) alongside Braden Arn, Mason Holland and Sentori Martino. The Gresham boys finished just behind their crosstown rivals — Igbonagwan, Noah Letter, Dylan Huerta and Oliver Reis took third (44.53).

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Gresham freshman Elihu Martinez runs the third leg of the distance medley relay during the Dean Nice Invitational Friday, April 29. Barlow junior Cheyenne Myers set her best time ever in the 400 meters, finishing fourth (1:03.63 PR). The Gopher girls took fourth in the 4x100 relay (52.17), with Kennedi Thurman, Sydeny Allen, Ly'le Pullom and Ly'zarea Pullom running the event.

The Bruins finished 1-2 in the boys 1,500, as a pair of teammates spurred each other on for record times. Senior Parker Waugh took first (4:07.41 PR) followed by junior teammate Braydon Lee (4:08.67 PR).

In the girls 1,500, Barlow junior Alyssa Stumbo took sixth (5:03.47 PR).

Gresham sophomore Lucas Fahner finished fifth in boys shot put (43-3.25 feet PR); Gopher senior Emilio Gonzalez placed second in boys long jump (20-5.75 feet SR) while sophomore teammate Oliver Reis took third (20-4.25).

In the girls discus Barlow freshman Alithia Lam Tiang finished second (103-11 feet PR); while Gresham sophomore Ava Hanson took third (102-8). Bruin senior Grace Lam Tiang claimed gold in the javelin (117-7 feet PR).

For a full list of results from the 2022 Dean Nice Invitational, visit

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - The girls 1,500-meter runners share smiles before the start of the race.

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