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At the Dick Baker Inv., the Molalla track team showed some potent potential for this week's district meet

Varsity performers for the Molalla High track team got their final tune-up in before the district meet with second place team finishes and plenty of individual success at the Dick Baker Invitational at Gladstone High on May 7.

Elizabeth Grandle won three individual events, but the Indian girls also got wins from Jade Naylor, Paulina Beteran Munoz, and its 4x400 relay team, as well as a host of other solid performances. For the boys, Antuan Peterson was a double winner, backed by a win from Brayden Cunningham and the 4x100 relay squad.

COURTESY PHOTO: MOLALLA TRACK - The Molalla High track team finished up its regular season on May 7 at the Dick Baker Invitational in Gladstone.

The Indians will go into the district meet May 13-14 with plenty of opportunity to snag places and, perhaps, state meet opportunities. This year's district meet is at Estacada. Field events start at 3 p.m. on Friday, with running events to start 45 minutes later. Saturday's action begins at 11:30 a.m.

While the boys squad has some interesting possibilities, the girls have a host of athletes either leading the conference or right near the top spots. Top two finishers at the district meet qualify for the state championships.


100 meters: 1st) Jade Naylor, 13.55, 3) Paulina Beteran Munoz, 13.87, 5) Kiley Leinbach, 14.82.

200 meters: 1) Paulina Beteran Munoz, 28.59, 2) Jade Naylor, 28.99.

800 meters: 1) Shelby Goetz, 2:38.61.

1,500 meters: 3) Kylie Benim, 5:37.04.

100 hurdles: 1) Elizabeth Grandle, 15.84.

4x100 relay: 2) Molalla – Paulina Beteran Munoz, Shelby Goetz, Kadenlee Greer, Jade Naylor, 53.32.

4x400 relay: 1) Molalla – Paulina Beteran Munoz, Shelby Goetz, Jade Naylor, Kadenlee Greer, 4:37.01.

Shot put: 5) Emma Walsh, 26-4.

Javelin: 1) Elizabeth Grandle, 110-0, 4) Taylor Reames, 68-11.

High jump: 1) Elizabeth Grandle, 5-0.

Long jump: 2) Elizabeth Grandle, 17-2.5

Triple jump: 3) Kadenlee Greef, 30-3.

COURTESY PHOTO: MOLALLA TRACK - The runners, including Molalla's Antuan Peterson, head for the inside lane on the first lap of the 800 meters on May 7.


100 meters: 1) Brayden Cunningham, 11.62, 6) Jory Cunningham, 12.68.

200 meters: 3) Jory Cunningham, 25.79.

400 meters: 1) Antuan Peterson, 54.49.

800 meters: 1) Antuan Peterson, 2:11.04, 3) Osten Terry, 2:17.24, 5) Gerard Bernaldez Cos, 2:18.14.

1500 meters: 4) Osten Terry, 4:54.64.

3000 meters: 3) Colten Strohmeyer, 10:55.27.

300 IM hurdles: 3) Gabriel Aasland, 49.40.

4x100 relay: 1) Molalla – Gabriel Aasland, Antuan Peterson, Brayden Cunningham, Cole Beyer, 45.70.

4x400 relay: 2) Molalla – Gabriel Aasland, Antuan Peterson, Jory Cunningham, Riley Reynolds, 3:46.40.

Shot put: 2) Benjamin Suarez, 41-6.5.

Discus: 2) Benjamin Suarez, 138-6.

Javelin: 3) Cole Beyer, 124-5, 4) Brandon Roberson, 123-4, 5) J. Taggart Grossnickle, 108-9.

High jump: 3) Gavyn Taylor, 5-4.

Long jump: 3) Cole Beyer, 18-7.75.

Triple jump: 3) Cole Beyer, 35-4.

Team Scores:

Men: Astoria 210, Molalla 140, Gladstone 105, Faith Bible Christian 90, Vernonia 43.

Women: Astoria 180, Molalla 139, Faith Bible Christian 137, Vernonia 20, Gladstone 20.

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