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Tualatin track teams get things going in opener

TUALATIN - Some members of the Tualatin High School track and field teams got their seasons off to flying starts as the Timberwolves hosted West Linn and Horizon Christian in a non-league opening meet March 16 at Tualatin.

For the Timberwolf boys, probably no one got off to more of a flying start than junior Cameron Erickson.

Erickson, at the opening meet, cleared 5 feet, 8 inches to win the high jump and he also triumphed in the pole vault with a mark of 13-0.

Junior Brady Brajavich also had a pair of individual victories as he won both hurdles events. Brajavich had a winning time of 16.37 seconds in the 110-meter high hurdles and he won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 44.06.

Brajavich also teamed with junior Nathan Gardner, senior Matthew Taylor and senior Taylor Altringer to win the 4 x 400 relay in 3:42.97. In the 4 x 100 relay, the Tualatin team of Altringer, senior Bao Phuong, Taylor and freshman Nick Hines won in a time of 45.19.

Also for the Tualatin boys, Gardner won the 400 in 56.78 and Altringer had a winning mark of 2:02.20 in the 800.

The Tualatin girls also turned in some strong showings.

Timberwolf junior Kristin Coffman got her season off to a promising start. Coffman won the 800 in 2:30.20, she had a winning time of 5:11.32 and she was one of four high jumpers to clear 5-0.

Tualatin senior Maddie Anderson won the 300 low hurdles in 51.63 and she also had a mark of 5-0 in the high jump.

Sophomore Emily Wisler also picked up a pair of victories. She had a winning mark, of 31 feet, 8½ inches in the triple jump and she won the long jump at 15-0.

Sophomore Sarah McDowell had a winning time of 1:05.24 in the 400, senior Alyssa Boring had a winning toss of 29-10 in the shot put and junior Heather Wisner cleared 8-0 to take first place in the pole vault.