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Wildcats edge Beaverton in competitive meet

by: JAIME VALDEZ - Westview High's Hannah Lautenbach jumps over the last hurdle in the 100 meter  hurdles to win the event with a time of 16.32 in a dual meet with Westview at Westview High School.ROCK CREEK — It was not a runaway, but by the end of the night, the Westview High girls track and field team had earned a solid victory over Beaverton.

The Wildcats came out on top 76-69 in a Metro League dual meet held April 24 at Westview High School.

Westview coach Aaron Johnson was ecstatic about the unexpected win.

“We felt great about our girls,” Johnson said. “Looking at the points before the meet and how everything set up, our girls were not expected to win. We felt really pleased with how they performed. Our girls really stepped up.”

With the win, the Westview girls evened their league dual meet record at 2-2. Beaverton moved to 1-3 in league meets.

For Westview at last week’s meet, junior Hannah Lautenbach won the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.32 second, the triple jump with a distance of 36 feet and the high jump with a leap of 4-10.

Senior Sarah Curl won the 300 low hurdles with a time of 49.83. Westview won the 4 x 100 meter relay in a time of 51.77 with a team that featured Paige Laflamme, Lauren Gastineau, Reed Richardson and Riley Hackley. The Wildcats also won the 4 x 400 meter relay in a time of 4:41.18 with a team that featured Savanah Bourgeois, Christine Stinson, Rachel Reintjes and Gastineau. Hackley, a freshman, won the long jump with a leap of 15-8.

“Winning both the 4 x 100 and the 4 x 400 meter relays were huge for us,” Johnson said. “We had some field events that were great: sweeping the long jump, taking first and second in the triple jump. We also scored points in some throwing events that we didn’t expect to.

“Hannah Lautenbach scored a lot of points for us. Sarah Curl scored a lot of points for us. Riley Hackley, our freshman sprinter, was the anchor in the 4 x 100 and ended up catching Beaverton at the end. We needed to win both relays to win the meet, so that really helped us out a lot.”

Beaverton coach Bob Boyer was not disappointed with the final result for the girls.

“They competed really well,” Boyer said. “We gained points from what I thought we were going to get. On the girls side, there’s a couple of pieces where we’re still trying to figure out where to put people.”

Beaverton junior Molly Mutz-McCay won the 100 with a time of 12.67 and the 200 with a time of 26.78. Sophomore Allison Mueller won the 400 with a time of 1:01.59 and the 1,500 with a time of 4:59.78.

Senior Corrine Murray won the 800 with a time of 2:30.54. Sophomore Erin Gregoire won the 3,000 with a time of 11:42.32. Junior Nila Kamis won the shot put with a throw of 28-6.25 and the discus with a throw of 100-2. Senior Annalise Beshears won the javelin with a throw of 106-9. Sophomore Shayna Barnett won the pole vault with a height of 9-0.

“It’s hard to come away from a loss and say, ‘We did well,’ ” Boyer said. “But, Molly Mutz-McCay, our sprinter, has just given us anything and everything she’s got. Allison Mueller, our distance runner, is just tough as nails. We could probably put her in the shot put and she’d find a way to score. She’s just that kind of kid. Nila Kamis and Annalise Beshears really stepped up in the throws.

“We know we’re not a real deep team. We know we’re not the most talented team. But, they give me everything they’ve got and leave it out there on the track. We’re not a big team as far as numbers, but the kids who are out are working their tails off. I’m really proud of the kids and how they’re working.”

On Wednesday, Beaverton was scheduled to run at Sunset, and Westview was slated to host Jesuit. Results of those meets weren’t available when the Valley Times went to press.

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