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PREPS: Highlights from high school track and field
PORTLAND INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE
Boys team scores — Wilson 111 1/2, Lincoln 104 1/2, Franklin 69 1/2, Cleveland 74 1/2, Grant 69, Roosevelt 66, Benson 61, Madison 52, Jefferson 40.
Highlights: Wilson scored in 16 of 17 events to defend its PIL title in the meet at Franklin. Lincoln was the runner-up for the second consecutive year.
For the victorious Trojans, junior Alex Slenning won the 3,000 and ran third in the 1,500 (8 minutes 42.36 seconds, 4:06.27), while senior Caleb Seeley was second in the 1,500 and third in the 800 (4:03.75, 1:55.86). Both distance aces are entered in their two events for the Oregon School Activities Assocation Class 6A championships, Friday and Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Wilson senior Chris Butcher posted PRs for second in the long jump and third in the triple jump (22 feet, 42-1 1/2); the top two finishers in each district meet event automatically qualified for state.
Trojans senior Max Lommen's PR in the high jump (6-0 1/2) got him third place and a wild-card trip to state.
Double individual PIL district winners: Benson freshman Micah Williams in the 100 and 200 (11.08, 22.07), Franklin senior Henry Mong in the 800 and 1,500 (1:54.76, 4:02.86), Cleveland senior Peter Gregory in the hurdles (15.37, 40.01) and Lincoln junior Sawyer Christopher in the discus and javelin (131-7, 183-6).
Williams also anchored Tech to first in the 4x100 relay (44.08).
Mong ran the final leg as the Quakers claimed the 4x400 (3:27.98).
Girls team scores — Lincoln 200 1/2, Grant 136 1/2, Wilson 81 1/2, Madison 65, Cleveland 50 1/2, Roosevelt 43, Franklin 40, Benson 30, Jefferson 1.
Highlights: The Cardinals scored in every event to win the league title for the second year in a row and better their 2016 point total of 172.
"We felt good about district, but probably didn't think we'd score quite that many points," Lincoln co-coach Eric Dettman says.
The Cards went 1-3 in the 1,500 (sophomores Kyla Becker, Bridget Price and Kendall Accetta). They also were 1-2 in both the javelin (soph Charlotte Anderson, senior Colette Jesson) and high jump (seniors Sydney Denham and Stephanie Hamilton).
In all, the Cardinals girls had nine PRs.
Grant senior Cassin Wright claimed the 200 and 400 (26.19, 58.07), and junior teammate Judith Baxter Game won the long jump and triple jump (18-7, 36-7).
Wright, Baxter Game, Zoe Shaw and Marin Leonard gave Grant first place in the 4x100, while Wright, Shaw, Leonard and Anna Dreher won the 4x400, as the Generals grabbed second in the team standings for the second straight year.
Lincoln's Becker cruised to first in the 1,500 and 3,000 (4:44.82, 10:22.32).
Junior Megan Richardson was the Cardinals' other winner (PR 16.16 in the 100 hurdles).
Boys team scores — Jesuit 182, Sunset 135, Beaverton 88, Westview 74, Southridge 52, Liberty 55, Century 41, Glencoe 26, Aloha 20.
Girls team scores — Jesuit 180 1/2, Sunset 122, Beaverton 92, Westview 59 1/2, Aloha 56, Southridge 42, Glencoe 41, Century 36, Liberty 34.
Jesuit highlights: Joshua Schumacher, a junior, tuned up for the 6A meet with a season-best 8:29.66 in winning the 3,000 and doubled in the 1,500 (3:58.08). Senior Patrick Beckett's PR of 15-0 won the pole vault. The Crusaders swept the boys relays, too.
On the girls side, Claire Corbitt claimed the long jump (17-6) and was second in both hurdles (14.97, 25.62). Junior Lena Colson won the 200 (25.65), placed second in the 100 (12.42) and ran on both winning relays. Soph Makenna Shumacher took the 3,000 (9:49.87) and came in second in the 1,500 (4:32.38), both PRs.
MT. HOOD CONFERENCE
Boys team scores — Central Catholic 136 1/4, Oregon City 136 1/4, Centennial 91 1/4, Clackamas 76, Reynolds 70, Gresham 69, Barlow 59, David Douglas 23 1/4.
Girls team scores — Clackamas 143, Barlow 121 1/2, Centennial 113, Central Catholic 113, Gresham 54, Reynolds 46, Oregon City 44 1/2, David Douglas 28.
Central Catholic highlights: Rams boys champions were junior Eric Brecht (1:57.43 in the 800), senior Michael McCausland (PR 4:05.63 in the 1,500 and 8:49.52 in the 3,000) and freshman Joseph Nizich (181-8 javelin).
Junior Korbin Williams was second at 400 meters (PR 49.72), and junior Cameron Thompson got second in the 3,000 (PR 8:53.70).
Junior Jada Pierce ruled the girls shot put, turning in a PR of 40-9, and junior Kiora Ridgeway took the javelin by two feet, throwing 108-7.
Senior Malika Washington placed second in the 400 (1:00.20) and anchored the winning 4x400. Freshman Amara Christensen was the runner-up in the 1,500 (5:05.82) and third in the 3,000 (11:07.08). Junior triple jumper Maija-Linh Pham had a PR of 35-10 1/2 for second place.
David Douglas highlights: Savannah Proske, a junior, put forth her best high jump of the season to win the girls competition by one inch at 5-3. She also was fourth in the triple jump with a PR of 34-10 1/2 and will go to state in that event, too.
In the boys 300 hurdles, senior McKinley Riggs earned a wild-card berth at state after placing third in the MHC meet.
THREE RIVERS LEAGUE
Girls team scores — Newberg 133, Tualatin 118, Tigard 99, St. Mary's Academy 86, Lake Oswego 76, Sherwood 59, West Linn 59, Lakeridge 33.
St. Mary's Academy highlights: Titles went to seniors Michelle Chandler (2:17.28, 800) and Lara Rix (4:38.78, 1,500; 9:59.34, 3,000). Sophomore Jade Newton was second in both hurdles (15.98, 47.50), battling through a nagging hamstring injury. Senior Meg Angier was the surprise pole vault runner-up (PR 10-7).
"She'd been vaulting well in practice but had not translated that to the meets," coach Mike Bojorquez says.
Rix "is ready for a big race or two" at state, the coach adds, and Chandler "is ready to go, too. She has great finishing speed, so if she is in the right position, she can do some damage."
Newton will continue to be watched closely, but good weather might help her make the hurdles finals, and Angier now is a candidate to score at state, as well.
NORTHWEST OREGON CONFERENCE
Boys team scores — Sandy 176, Wilsonville 112 1/2, St. Helens 97, La Salle Prep 80, Milwaukie 74 1/2, Hillsboro 61 1/2, Parkrose 42, Putnam 18 1/2.
Girls team scores — Wilsonville 162, Sandy 130 1/4, Hillsboro 122 1/4, Milwaukie 65 12, La Salle Prep 63, Putnam 48 3/4, St. Helens 42, Parkrose 22 1/4.
Parkrose highlights: At Hare Field in Hillsboro, junior Spencer Tatafu won the discus (161-11 1/2) and was second in the shot (54-6 3/4). Senior Sam Saryon's PR 11.14 in the 100 took fourth and gained one of five 5A qualifying spots in a photo finish that had the top five all within .07 of one another. He also made it in the 200 as a wild-card selection. Junior Noah Addie placed second in the 400 (53.40).
In both the girls 100 and 300 hurdles, senior Kylie Storm finished second (16.61, 50.25).
La Salle Prep highlights: Senior Sean Hamel uncorked a 175-5 javelin throw on his final attempt to win by 15 inches. Another senior, Jordan Gloden, had a PR 14.99 to capture first in the high hurdles. Senior Jason Waters went 13-0 and took the pole vault on fewer misses. Sophomore Brendan Dexter PR'd in the 1,500 (4:19.97) for second place.
Brigid Hanley, a sophomore, claimed the girls 3,000 with a PR of 11:10.67, ahead of three Wilsonville runners who placed 2-4. Junior Philicia Robinson was No. 2 at 200 and 400 meters (27.12, 1:01.97). Senior Teresa Tamashiro advanced to state in the pole vault, taking second at 9-0.
LEWIS & CLARK LEAGUE
Boys team scores — Rainier 114, Catlin Gabel 104, Clatskanie 96, Portland Christian 82, Warrenton 79, Oregon Episcopal School 76, De La Salle North Catholic 66, Riverdale 38.
Boys highlights: Catlin Gabel junior Juma Sei is back after starring on two state championship squads, and he had his best times of 2017 to win the 400 (49.04) and 800 (2:04.56). He also anchored both winning relays.
Other winners in the meet at Portland Christian included PC junior Demorisean Pennington (PR 22.94 in the 200), OES junior Jack Casalino (4:20.30 in the 1,500 and 9:26.29 in the 3,000), Catlin Gabel junior Andrew Look (PR 42.30 in the 300 hurdles and 40-10 in the triple jump) and OES senior Eben Rogers (PR 11-0 pole vault).
Look added a second in the 110 hurdles (PR 16.36).
De La Salle North Catholic had three second-place showings — sophomore Kevin Serran (PR 23.54 in the 200), freshman Malique Sabb (5-6 high jump) and junior Owen O'Brien (PR 20-0 1/4 long jump).
From OES, junior Oren Palmer was second in the 400 (PR 50.71) and senior Grant Thomas took second at 3,000 meters (PR 9:31.03). Catlin senior Ian Hoyt nabbed second in the 1,500 (PR 4:26.66). Portland Christian junior Jonathan Croston wound up second in the javelin (134-5).
Girls team scores — Portland Christian 116, Catlin Gabel 107, De La Salle North Catholic 105, Oregon Episcopal School 85, Warrenton 67, Clatskanie 66, Riverdale 57, Rainier 39.
Girls highlights: Riverdale sophomore Zoe Zurasky doubled in the sprints (PRs of 12.76, 26.87) and added a third individual title with a 31-3 triple jump.
OES soph Stephanie Finley won three track events — the 400 (1:01.88), 1,500 (4:59.37) and 3,000 (10:43.22).
Catlin Gabel junior Maya Rayle was first in the 800 (2:24.63) and second in the 3,000 (10:51.81) and part of the winning 4x400.
Portland Christian junior Breck Butler's PR of 17.47 gave her the 100 hurdles title, and she anchored the winning short relay. PC senior Demi Guild also had a PR and won the javelin (112-4), plus a second in the shot (31-5).
Also from Riverdale, Gillian Styring won the pole vault as a junior at 9-0.
And, from Portland Christian, senior Krystian Brownell captured the long jump with a PR of 15-6.
Boys highlights: Columbia Christian scored 117 to win the district title by three over Faith Bible Christian at Portland Christian. Columbia Christian qualified both relays for state with runner-up finishes, senior Levi Dalzell won the discus (120-8), and sophomore Marcus Doyle took first in the high jump (5-8) and second in the 200 (24.09). For City Christian, senior Joshua McNack won the 200 (24.07) and triple jump (40-11 1/2) and ran second in the 100 (11.83).
Girls highlights: City Christian (52 points) and Columbia Christian (47) placed fifth and sixth out of nine teams at district. City Christian junior Megan Lasater was the 1,500 champion (5:34.67), and the Lions also got a first from senior Kristina Dickinson in the discus (101-8).
SPECIAL DISTRICT 1
Boys highlights: Portland Waldorf placed nine out of 13 teams in the meet at Portland Christian. PW junior Quinton Strader won the 400 (52.75) and took second in the 100 (11.69) and 200 (23.47).
Girls highlights: Portland Waldorf was ninth out of 13 squads, matching the boys team's 32 points. Senior Jessica Bradley won the 100 hurdles (17.03).