Sherwood boys win TRL dual meet track title
The Sherwood High School boys track and field team should have plenty of momentum on its side — as well as a dual meet title — going into this week's Three Rivers League district meet.
The Bowmen wrapped up a perfect league dual meet season by sweeping West Linn and Canby in a league double dual meet finale held May 2 at West Linn High School.
With the two wins, the Sherwood boys closed the regular season with a 7-0 TRL dual meet record.
The Bowmen used their depth to get the sweep at West Linn last week.
On the track, sophomore Caleb Hagan sprinted to victory in the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.20 seconds. Junior Henry Giles had a winning time of 4:02.69 in the 1,500. Junior Dylan Blue won the 110 high hurdles in 15.86 and junior Michael Klapp triumphed in the 300 intermediate hurdles in 41.29.
In the 4 x 100 relay, the Sherwood team of Andrew Mabry, Micah Muller, Ryan Scroggin and Isaac Day won in 45.31. In the 4 x 400 relay, the Bowmen combination of Scroggin, Josh Quaglio, Klapp and Mabry had a winning mark of 3:31.76.
The Bowmen also shined in the field events.
Freshman Noah Culbertson took first place in the shot put with a throw of 52 feet, 4.25 inches. Sophomore Sam Findtner had a winning distance of 19-2.5 in the long jump and he also won the triple jump with a distance of 40-5.5.
The Sherwood girls also came away with a sweep at last week's meet, giving the Lady Bowmen a final league record of 7-1.
Freshman Nora Hagan was a four-time winner for the Sherwood girls at last week's meet. Hagan sprinted to a win in the 100 in 12.77 and she won the 200 in 26.75. In the 4 x 100 relay, Hagan teamed with Mckenzie Abiley, Claire McGill and Julia Leitzinger to get a victory in 52.33. In the 4 x 400 relay, the team of Hagan, Joley Sproul, Alex Verkamp and Kylah Williams had a winning mark of 4:08.64.
Williams won the 400 in 1:01.41, Verkamp was victorious in the 800 in 2:29.18. Sproul took first place in the 300 low hurdles in 48.11.
In the field events, senior Shelby Moran was a two-time winning for the Lady Bowmen. Moran triumphed in the shot put with a mark of 41-2.5 and she had a winning toss of 164-9 in the discus.
Freshman Samantha Christensen cleared 5-1 to take first place in the high jump.
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.