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Malnasi, Lawrence lead Lions past Milwaukie

Lions win 13 events against Milwaukie in their first meet of the season
by: John Brewington FOUR WINS—St. Helens Dumitri Malnasi won the long jump, high jump, 100 meter dash, and anchored the 4x100 Relay win in last Thursday’s meet.

Not much slowed the St. Helens Lions down in their first track meet of the season on Thursday.

The Lions took 13 firsts in the meet on a mostly cold, rainy day in St. Helens.

Dumitri Malnasi had three individual firsts, winning the high jump, long jump, 100 meter dash, and running on the winning 4x100 relay team.

Will Lawrence almost kept pace, adding firsts in the 200, 400 and also running on the short relay. Also getting firsts for the Lions were Alex Lull in the 800 and 1,500, sophomore Kendrick Alvarez in both hurdle events, Alex Woodbury in the javelin, Austin Sandford in the pole vault, and Adrian Lujano in the triple jump.

'Dumitri has an impressive day, along with Will Lawrence,' coach Gerry Tinkle said. 'We had a lot of newcomers contribute. The team was excited and having fun. The rain didn't even ruin their spirit.'

The boys are defending district champs, and expect to be in contention again this season.

The Lady Lions lost to Milwaukie but had a decent first meet.

'Kylie Reinholdt had a very good day, and she's only a freshman,' Tinkle said. Reinholdt won the high jump, and ran on the 4x100 relay team.

'The girls are much improved, but gave up too many points in the distances and javelin,' he added. 'We were short in those events due to vacations and injuries. We looked good in the jumps and sprints. Alyna Habel did well in the hurdles. Nicole Harcourt had a good 100-meter time for this early and in the cold weather.'

Habel, also a freshman, was second in both hurdle events. She lost the 300 hurdles by just four one-hundredths of a second.

After a couple of weeks of mostly wet weather practice, the teams were happy to have put some competition under their belts. They head to Wilsonville for a meet after spring break on Wednesday, March 30. They host Parkrose on April 6 in their next home meet.

St. Helens results:

Boys

Team scores: St. Helens 97, Milwaukie 48; Jayvees: St. Helens 75, Milwaukie 59

100-1) Dumitri Malnasi, :11.95; 2) Forrest Odman, :12.16; 4) Jeff Steinke, :12.48. 200-1) Will Lawrence, :23.67; 3) Odman, :25.57; 4) Steinke, :25.72. 400-1) Lawrence, :51.27; 3) Joshua Opdahl, :57.61. 800-1) Alex Lull, 2:06.31; 3) Matthew Birdzell, 2:22.20. 1500-1) Lull, 4:34.80; 2) Kevin Pfau, 4:37.45. 3000-2) Pfau, 9:52.30; 4) Micah Pletsch, 10:19.10; 5) David Sumsion, 10:29.70. 110 Hurdles-1) Kendrick Alvarez, :18.35; 2) Michael Dorry, :19.17; 4) Chad Weitzel, :45.66. 300 Hurdles-Alvarez, :45.38; 2) Dorry, :45.54; 3) Weitzel, :45.66. 4x100 Relay-1) St. Helens (Malnasi, Lawrence, Odman, Steinke), :45.16.

Shot Put-3) Adrian Lujano, 40-0.5; 5) Alex Woodbury, 34-0; 6) Eldon Ralls, 31-1. Discus-4) Pletsch, 100-11; 5) Corey West, 91-0; 6) Mikel Fox, 65-9. Javelin-1) Alex Woodbury, 133-2; 2) Erik Redding, 127-3; 3) Nick Drummer, 117-5. High Jump-1) Malnasi, 5-10; 3) Lujano, Jake Ramiskey, 5-3. Pole Vault-1) Austin Sandford, 11-0; 2) Jerek Pense, 10-5. Long Jump-1) Malnasi, 20-9; 3) Joshua Opdahl, 17-7.5. Triple Jump-1) Lujano, 36-11; 2) Tanner Long, 36-4.5.

Girls

Team scores: Milwaukie 102, St. Helens 42; Jayvees: St. Helens 35, Milwaukie 35.

100-3) Nicole Harcourt, :13.97; 4) Jennifer Steinke, :14.02; 5) Kylie Reinholdt, :14.28. 200-3) Kayla Brumbles, :29.77; 5) Kelli Harper, :31.42; 6) Kiley Keller, :32.36. 400-1) Brumbles, 1:06.6; 3) Harper, 1:10.13; 4) Lucy Kyle-Milward, 1:23.92. 800-2) Megan Waite, 2:42.99; 5) Tatyana Collier, 3:38.35. 1500-3) Taylor Steeves, 6:14.79; 4) Stephanie Pfau, 6:32.53. 100 Hurdles-2) Alyna Habel, :18.92; 3) Chloe Settle, :21.27. 300 Hurdles-2) Habel, :55.53. 4x100 Relay-2) St. Helens (Kylie Reinholdt, Harcourt, Steinke, Jillian Ross), :55.0. 4x400 Relay-2) St. Helens (Steinke, Waite, Ross, Brumbles), 5:01.48.

Shot Put-2) Dana Sukau, 27-4; 5) Carsyn Altenhofen, 21-4; 6) Stephanie Ellett. Discus-2) Ellett, 76-1; 4) Sukau, 67-8; 6) Gabby Susee, 52-2. Javelin-4) Sukau, 67-9; 5) Hannah Woodbury, 57-1; 6) Susee, 55-5. High Jump-1) Kylie Reinholdt, 4-8;3) Susee, 4-3; 4) Alyssa Holz, 4-0. Pole Vault-1) Lucy Kyle-Milward, 6-6; 4) Salena Mays, 5-6. Long Jump-1) Reinholdt, 15-2; 4) Harcourt, 13-7. Triple Jump-3) Ross, 30-6; 4) Steinke, 29-6.75.