Molalla track team showing its quality
The Molalla High track team is sharpening up as the district meet looms. The Indians competed at the Stayton Invitational on April 30 and had plenty of success. The girls team finished fourth overall with 45 points, a chunk of those from Elizabeth Grandle, who grabbed one win, two second place finishes and a third. Kadenlee Greer added a third place in the triple jump to help the cause. For the boys, the evening finished with a ninth place team finish, spearheaded by Brayden Cunningham's second in the 100 meters and third in the 110 high hurdles. Benjamin Suarez represented the throws well with a third in the discus and fifth in the shot put. Here's a look at the meet's top performances for Molalla
100 meters: 2nd) Brayden Cunningham, 11.90. 800 meters: 8) Antuan Peterson, 2:08.57. 110 HH: 3) Brayden Cunningham, 17.41. 4x100 relay: 7) Molalla — Brayden Cunningham, Jory Cunningham, Cole Beyer, Gabriel Aasland, 47.18. 4x400 relay 5) Molalla — Riley Reynolds, Jory Cunningham, Antuan Peterson, Gabriel Aasland, 3:45.49. Shot Put: 5) Benjamin Suarez, 41-6. Discus: 3) Benjamin Suarez, 135-2.
Girls 100 meters: 4) Jade Naylor, 13.93. 400 meters: 7) Kadenlee Greer, 1:05.96. 100 HH: 1) Elizabeth Grandle, 16.68. 4x100 relay: 9) Molalla — Paulina Beteran Munoz, Jade Naylor, Shelby Goetz, Kadenlee Greer, 56.85. Javelin: 2) Elizabeth Grandle, 107-7. High jump: 2) Elizabeth Grandle, 5-0. Long jump: 3) Elizabeth Grandle, 16-4. Triple jump: 3) Kadenlee Greer, 32-2.
Team scores: (Girls) Philomath 133, McKay 59.5, Stayton 56, Molalla 45, Regis 42, Amity 39, Ridgeview 37, Siuslaw 35, Sisters 34.5, Estacada 24. (Boys) Siuslaw 107.5, Ridgeview 69, Cottage Grove 67.5, Philomath 57.5, McKay 51, Banks 44.5, Newport 42, Tillamook 39, Molalla 30.5.
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