Sandy boys finish tied for second place
MHC BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Tuesday, April 30
CLACKAMAS — The Sandy boys track team piled up the wins early to score a 79-66 dual win at Clackamas to finish the regular season last Tuesday.
Dallin Thomas got things started by winning a tight competition in the javelin, trading the lead with Clackamas' Aaron Ruth in the preliminaries before popping off his best throw of 156-feet-9-inches heading into finals.
"Coaches at practice are taking a lot of time to critique us on the little things and that adds up to a big throw," Thomas said.
As it turned out he was done throwing.
Thomas, who also runs the lead leg in Sandy's short relay, kept an eye on the track while standing near the javelin official. With no one able to better his mark, Thomas simply passed his final three attempts.
Clackamas' Richard Kennewell came close on his next-to-last throw, sending the spear deep down the center of the sector, but it measured in a foot short of Thomas' winning mark.
Ten minutes later, Thomas had a baton in his hand to help the Pioneers to a wire-to-wire win in the relay (44.11 seconds).
Next on the track was the 1,500-meter race where Sandy's Derek Evans and Tayler Kellim walled off Ethan Johnson of Clackamas in a tight lead pack over the first three laps. Kellim made his move halfway around the final corner to win the race going away in 4:34.65.
"I saved up some energy so I'd have that kick at the end," Kellim said. "Derek and I pushed each other to stay up there, and getting those points was really important."
Sandy's Glynne McGaughey tallied more than 16 team points, highlighted by a win in the 100 (10.98), breaking the 11-second barrier for the first time. He also won the triple jump (42-7.5) and long jump (20-6), while running anchor on the winning short relay.
Tanner Brewster doubled up in the shot put (47-5.5) and discus (146-1), while Jackson Staples did the same in the high hurdles (16.14) and high jump (6-0). Also picking up wins for the Pioneers were Tyler Callaway in the 800 (2:07.75) and Cole Hoecker in the 400 (52.34).
Sandy finished the regular season with a 5-2 record tied for second place with David Douglas.
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This story is slated for our May 8, print edition.
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