Molalla tracksters run, jump, throw wild
The Molalla track and field team took both ends of a dual meet with Gladstone Thursday, May 6, with the girls wining 68-33 and the boys 86-43.
Elizabeth Grandle had a stellar afternoon, racking up wins in the 100 high hurdles (17.62 seconds), 300 low hurdles (52.52), high jump (5-feet, 2-inches) and long jump (15-10). But she wasn't the only one to snag wins that day as the Indians enjoyed plenty of success.
Paulina Beteran Munoz, Kadenlee Greer and Emma Walsh were all dual winners, individually. Munoz won the 100 (13.83) and 200 (29.14), Greer the 400 (1:06.25) and triple jump (30-11), and Walsh the shot put (20-8) and discus (58-6).
The quartet of Munoz, Emma Cortes, Greer and Leah Nipping won the 4x100 relay (54.42) and Munoz, Greer, and Cortes were joined by Paige Gump in winning the 4x400 relay (4:53.04)
Not to be outdone, the boys team picked up some wins as well.
Brayden Cunningham captured the 100 (11.92) and 110 high hurdles (17.95), Riley Reynolds added wins in the 800 (2:08.55) and 3,000 (10:20.47) to lead the way. Gabriel Aasland won the 400 (57.61), Chase Martin won the discus (115-8), Blake Olsen won the long jump (18-6) and Cole Beyer captured the triple jump (34-1).
Cunningham, Aasland, Niko Boehm and Antuan Peterson combined efforts for a 4x100 relay win in 47.74, then Reynolds joined Cunningham, Aasland and Peterson to win the 4x400 relay in 3:55.71.
Next up in the Tri-Valley Conference meet May 14-15 in Madras.
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