Tualatin boys claim another track invite title
Another big meet.
Another big meet championship for the Tualatin High School boys track and field team.
A week after taking first place at the Willamette Falls Invitational, the Timberwolves claimed the title at the Wilsonville Invitational, held Saturday at Wilsonville High School.
Tualatin topped the standings at the 25-team event with a score of 127 points. Willamette was a distance second with a score of 52.
Senior Nano Kis helped lead the way for the Timberwolves, winning a pair of individual titles at the meet. Kis triumphed in the shot put with a throw of 55 feet, 11 inches, and he had a personal-best winning mark of 178-10 in the discus.
Tualatin senior Kwabena Lynn sprinted to victory in the 100-meter dash in a time of 10.72. He also took second place in the 200 with a mark of 21.81.
Lynn also teamed with senior Dominique Loggins, junior Andrew McDade and junior Joshua Boespflug to win the 4 x 100 relay in 43.27.
Timberwolf junior Andrew Payton ran to victory in the 800 in 1:43.79. Junior Ethan Klein had a winning mark of 4:10.26 in the 1,500.
Loggins finished second to Lynn in the 100 with a time of 10.87. Senior Jake Anderson placed second in the triple jump with a distance of 42-1.25.
The Tualatin girls tied for sixth place at the invitational with 36 points.
Timberwolf junior Kaitlyn Gearin led the way for the Wolves. She ran to victory in the 3,000 in a time of 10:33.73.
Senior Gennavieve Marion sprinted to third place in the 100 in 1:00.53. Junior Savannah Taft cleared 5-2 to take third place in the high jump. Junior Corona Parker also got over the bar at 5-2 and took fifth place.
West Salem won the girls team title with a score of 117.5.
The Tualatin teams will be back in action on Wednesday, when they host Oregon City and West Linn in a Three Rivers League double dual meet at Tualatin High School. Field events begin at 4 p.m. and track events start at 4:30 p.m.
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