Tigard track teams sweep in dual meet finale
The Tigard High School track and field teams tuned up for the Three Rivers League district meet by coming up with a sweep in a league double dual meet held May 2 at Tigard High School.
The Tiger girls scored a 77-67 win over St. Mary's Academy and they bested Lakeridge 99-42.
Tigard shined in the throwing events, getting first-place finishes in all three of those competitions.
In the shot put, Tiger junior Carole Ramos picked up a victory with a mark of 37 feet, 4.25 inches. Freshman Hainite Kinikini had a winning throw of 98-2.5 in the discus and senior Lauren McFall triumphed in the javelin with a distance of 137-11.
Freshman Avery Croxton won the triple jump with a mark of 32-4.
The Tigers also had plenty of success on the track. Freshman Zoe Floyd sprinted to victory in the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.76 seconds. Senior Lauren Paven won the 200 in 25.67. Sophomore Peyton Green had a winning mark of 2:21.31 in the 800. Senior Gabby McGaughey picked up a victory in the 100 high hurdles in 17.03.
In the 4 x 100 relay, the Tigard team of Floyd, Paven, Green and Meqkylih Smith had a winning time of 49.12.
The Tigard boys posted a 78-66 win over Lakeridge at last week's meet.
Senior Burke Albaugh was a double winner for the Tigers. He triumphed in the shot put with a throw of 45-3.75 and he won the discus at 114-11. Freshman Spencer Kuffel cleared 5-10 to take first place in the high jump.
On the track, senior Skylar Holloway sprinted to victory in the 200 in 23.21. Sophomore Caleb Wachsmuth had a winning time of 54.30 in the 400. Senior Elliot Yake won the 1,500 in 4:14.35. Sophomore Jaaron Kletzel triumphed in the 110 high hurdles in 15.38 and he won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 41.60.
In the 4 x 100 relay, the Tigard team of Holloway, Braden Lenzy, Alex Huynh and Matthew Otness had a winning time of 43.40.
Up next for the Sherwood teams is the Three Rivers League district championships, which starts Wednesday, and concludes Friday, at George Fox University in Newberg.
The top two finishers in each event at the district meet, as well as those competitors, or relay teams, that reach state-qualifying standards, or those who earn wild-card bids, advance to compete at the Class 6A state championships, which will be held May 18-19 at Hayward Field in Eugene.
On Wednesday, action at the TRL district meet starts at 3:30 p.m. with the first field events. The first running preliminaries are set to start at 5 p.m. On Friday, the first field event begins at 3:30 p.m., with the running finals starting at 5 p.m.