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The Timberwolves shine in the relay events as they claim another invitational championship

PMG PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tualatin junior Luke Marion (left) and senoir Kwabena Lynn (shown here at a meet earlier this season) both had strong performances at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays.The Tualatin High School boys track and field squad did it again.

Come away with a team title at a big meet, that is.

This time, the Timberwolves took the top spot at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays, held Friday at Jesuit High School. Tualatin took first place in the team standings with a score of 68 points. Camas, Wash., was second at 45, and Central Catholic was this at 42.

The Wolves had many top performances at the meet, including a victory in the 4 x 200-meter relay event. In that race, the Tualatin team of senior Dominique Loggins, junior Luke Marion, junior Andrew McDade and senior Kwabena Lynn triumphed in a time of 1 minute, 28.47 seconds.

The same Timberwolf foursome took second place in the 4 x 100 with a mark of 42.19. In the 4 x 400 relay, the Tualatin team of McDade, senior Andrew Leneve, Lynn and junior Andrew Payton finished in fourth place with a time of 3:26.35.

Lynn sprinted to second place in the elite 100 in a blistering time of 10.56. Loggins was third in that race in 10.69. Marion was third in the 110 high hurdles in 14.71. Tualatin senior Jalen Hale finished in sixth place in that event in 15.00.

In the field events, Tualatin senior Nano Kis placed second in the discus with a throw of 167 feet, 9.75 inches. He also finished third in the shot put with a mark of 53-4.5.

Hale finished seventh in the triple jump with a personal-best distance of 43-3.25.

Junior Kaitlyn Gearin led the way for the Tualatin girls at the event. She ran to second place in the 3,000 with a time of 10:18.31. Tualatin sophomore Kendel Vanterpool finished in sixth place in the triple jump with a mark of 35-9.75.

The Wolves finished in a tie for 16th place in the team standings with 14 points. Tahoma, Wash., won the girls team title.

The Tualatin teams will next be in action at the Three Rivers League district championships, which will be held May 15 and May 17 at Pioneer Stadium in Oregon City.

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