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The Indians came away with plenty of top-3 placings and now eye coaches-created state meet environment

The Molalla boy's and girl's track teams put together some good performances May 14-15 at Madras High School during the Tri-Valley Conference District Meet.

As teams, the boys scored 147 points, good enough for third behind Madras and North Marion; the girls tallied 103, which placed them fourth overall.

COURTESY PHOTO: MOLALLA TRACK - Elizabeth Grandle makes an attempt in the high jump, one of four events she placed in the top two of during the May 14-15 district meet.

Brayden Cunningham had a very good two days for the Indians, winning the 100 meters (11.34), 110 high hurdles (17.06) and running a leg on the winning 4x400 relay team, joining Gabriel Aasland, Antuan Peterson and Riley Reynolds in legging out a time of 3:44.01.

But his weren't he only wins. Peterson captured the 800 meters in 2:07.97, Clay Sperl won the 1,500 in 4:42.10, Noah Roth won the 3,000 (10:30. 54) while also getting third in the 1,500 with a 4:48.70 clocking. Blake Olsen snagged a title with a win in the long jump at 20-feet, 1.5-inches.

Also doing well were Reynolds, who was third in the 800 (2:08.40) and second in the 3,000 (10:33.81), Kadyn Eves was third in the 3,000 (10:46.19), Benjamin Suarez was third in the discus (115-6) and Cole Beyer snagged a third in the javelin at 115-6.

COURTESY PHOTO: MOLALLA TRACK - Benjamin Suarez thew the discus to a third place finish at the district meet recently.

For the girl's team, Elizabeth Grandle won the 300 low hurdles in 52.06, was second in the 100 high hurdles (16.42), second in the high jump (5-2) and second in the long jump (15-7.75).

Paulina Beteran Munoz was second in the 100 (13.39), Kadenlee Greer was second in the 400 (1:05.14) and the triple jump (30-5.25), and Paige Gump was third in the 800 (2:43.10) to highlight the efforts.

A coaches-created state meet event will be held May 21-22 at Siuslaw High School.

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