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Molalla track will send a full complement of competitors to the state meet in Eugene; Cereghino makes cut in golf

Track and Field

Molalla will have a host of athletes competing at the 4A state championships, but none will be more accomplished coming out of the district meet than senior Elizabeth Grandle and junior Brayden Cunningham.

Grandle, a Country Christian student competing for the Molalla track and field team, won district championships in the 100-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 15.81 seconds; took the top spot in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 2 inches; claimed gold in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 11.5 inches; and was the runner up in the javelin, taking second place with a throw of 114 feet, 11.5 inches.

COURTESY FILE PHOTO - Molalla junior Brayden Cunningham will compete in four events at the state meet.

Brayden Cunningham will be joining Grandle at the state meet as a four-event athlete, after taking first place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.46 seconds; taking first in the 110-meter hurdles with a PR of 16.16 seconds; as part of the runner-up 4x100-meter relay team, along with junior Gabriel Aasland, senior Cole Beyer, and junior Antuan Peterson; and finally taking second in the 200-meter dash.

Aasland, Peterson, freshman Joey Cunningham and senior Riley Reynolds took second place in the 4x400-meter relay. Peterson also will compete in the 800-meter relay after claiming second place, and Beyer will be competing in the triple jump after placing second.

The girls also will have a 4x100-meter relay team at the state meet after junior Paulina Beteran Munoz, and sophomores Shelby Goetz, Kadenlee Greer and Jade Naylor claimed the district gold with a time of 52.64 seconds.

Naylor took second place in the 100-meter dash; Beteran Munoz took second place in the 200-meters, and Goetz took second place in the 800 and 1,500 races.

The 4A state championships will be held at Hayward Field in Eugene from May 20-21.

Boys Golf

Molalla will have representatives at the state boys golf competition.

For the boys, freshman Massimo Cereghino made the cut as an individual after taking fifth in the Special District 1 tournament. Cereghino had scores of 80 and 79 to secure him his spot in the tournament and will be playing alongside Klamath Union's Isaac Barnes, Woodburn's Ty Beyer and Phoenix's Keola Brown. The boys tournament will be held at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks on May 16-17.


Molalla split the results of the week, going 2-2 against Corbett, Madras and Gladstone.

Playing host to Corbett (0-19) on Monday, May 9, Molalla defeated the Cardinals in a doubleheader with a combined score of 22-2. The wins snapped a three-game losing streak and completed the season sweep against the struggling Corbett squad.

The backend of the week was not as kind to Molalla. On May 11, Madras defeated them 10-5, and Gladstone wound up winning 18-2 two days later on May 13.

Molalla (5-17) has one game left, a road contest against Estacada (10-14) to finish out the regular season.


Molalla's struggles continued. The worst-ranked softball team in the state lost six games the week of May 9: twice to Corbett, once to Estacada, once to Madras and twice more to Gladstone. Molalla finished the regular season with a 1-20 record.

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