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Elizabeth Grandle and Brayden Cunningham lead the girls and boys team to successful district, now eye state

The Molalla High track and field squad put together plenty of quality performances during the district meet May 13-14 at Estacada High School. The Indians finished third on the girl's side with 120 points, while the boys were second with 125 points. Brayden Cunningham snagged a pair of individual wins to lead the boy's squad, while Elizabeth Grandle reaffirmed her status as the Tri-Valley Conference's top girls' athlete with three wins and a second place finish. But they weren't alone as the Indians put together top-notch performances up and down the event list. COURTESY PHOTO: MHS TRACK - The Molalla High girls track team finished third in the team race at the Tri-Valley Conference distsrict championships at Estacada High School. With those efforts, the Indians will take a healthy contingent to the state championships at Hayward Field in Eugene May 20-21. Here's a look at the top finishers for the Indians.


100 meters: 1st) Brayden Cunningham, 11.46 (state qualifier). 200 meters: 2) Brayden Cunningham, 23.39 (SQ). 400 meters: 3) Antuan Peterson, 52.76. 800 meters: 2) Antuan Peterson, 2:08.56 (SQ) , 3) Riley Reynolds, 2:10.84. 1,500 meters: 7) Osten Terry, 4:52.54, 8) Colten Strohmeyer, 4:56.72. 3,000 meters: 3) Riley Reynolds, 10:17.54, 7) Colten Strohmeyer, 10:47.05, 8) Osten Terry, 11:11.63. 110 HH: 1) Brayden Cunningham, 16.16 (SQ). 4x100 relay: 2) Molalla — Gabriel Aasland, Cole Beyer, Brayden Cunningham, Antuan Peterson, 45.05 (SQ). 4x400 relay: 2) Molalla — Gabriel Aasland, Jory Cunningham, Antuan Peterson, Riley Reynolds, 3:42.90 (SQ). Shot Put: T3) Benjamin Suarez, 42-11, 5) Brandon Roberson, 36-4. Discus: 3) Benjamin Suarez, 135-0 (SQ), 8) Brandon Roberson, 92-11. Javelin: 3) Brandon Roberson, 127-6, 4) Cole Beyer, 127-5, 5) J. Taggart Grossnickle, 123-9. High jump: 5) Cole Beyer, 5-2, 6) Landon Reupena, 5-2, 7) Gavyn Taylor, 5-0. Long jump: 8) Jayden Nguyen, 18-3.75. Triple jump: 2) Cole Beyer, 37-10.25 (SQ). COURTESY PHOTO: MHS TRACK - The Molalla High boys track team got plenty of good performances at the district meet at Estacada last week. Girls 100 meters: 2) Jade Naylor, 13.70 (SQ), 4) Paulina Beteran Munoz, 13.97. 200 meters: 2) Paulina Beteran Munoz, 28.19 (SQ), 7) Jade Naylor, 29.99. 400 meters: 3) Kadenlee Greer, 1:06.37. 800 meters: 2) Shelby Goetz, 2:40.66 (SQ). 1,500 meters: 2) Shelby Goetz, 5:32.71 (SQ), 3) Kylie Benim, 5:34.19. 3,000 meters: 3) Kylie Benim, 12:31.14. 100 HH: 1) Elizabeth Grandle, 15.81 (SQ). 4x100 relay: 1) Molalla — Paulina Beteran Munoz, Shelby Goetz, Kadenlee Greer, Jade Naylor, 52.64 (SQ). 4x400 relay: 3) Molalla — Paulina Beteran Munoz, Shelby Goetz, Kadenlee Greet, Jade Naylor, 4:36.26. Discus: 7) Emma Maurer, 69-9. Emily Roth, 65-8. Javelin: 2) Elizabeth Grandle, 114-11 (SQ). High Jump: 1) Elizabeth Grandle, 5-2 (SQ). Long jump: 1) Elizabeth Grandle, 16-11.5 (SQ). Triple jump: 3) Kadenlee Greer, 30-5.5.

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