The Timberwolves are strong in both the sprints and the throws at the invitational

The Tualatin High School boys track and field squad showed its big-meet strength, taking second place in the team standings at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays, held Friday at Jesuit High School.

The Timberwolves took second place at the 47-school event with a score of 48 points. Central Catholic finished first with a total of 49 points.

Sophomore Andrew Payton helped lead the way for the Tualatin boys, as he came up with a victory in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4 minutes, 0.26 seconds.

In the 100, Tualatin junior Kwabena Lynn took second place at 11.16, and junior Dominique Loggins was third at 11.20.

In the 4 x 200 relay, the Timberwolf team of Loggins, Kainoa Sayre, Andrew McDade and Lynn finished fourth at 1:31.96.

Tualatin also found plenty of success in the field events.

Junior Nano Kis was third in the discus with a throw of 162 feet, 7 inches. Senior Gerald Saina was fourth in the shot put at 52-8.5. Junior Jake Anderson was fifth in the long jump with a distance of 21-3 and junior Jalen Hale was seventh in the javelin with a toss of 170-0.

For the Tualatin girls, senior Alyssa Workman finished in third place in the discus with a throw of 126-2. The Wolves' 4 x 200 relay team of Rachel Krill, Jessica Olson, Gennavieve Marion and Makenna Bailey was seventh in a time of 1:47.92.

The Tualatin teams will be back in action on Wednesday, when they face Newberg and Lake Oswego in a Three Rivers League double dual meet finale to be held at Lake Oswego High School.

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