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The Lakeridge track team competed in the annual Crater Classic last weekend and put up some impressive marks.

The Pacer girls took fourth place out of 23 teams participating.

Two individuals took home victories. Amy Wiley was the champion in the 300 hurdles with a blistering time of 45.06 seconds. Teammate Madi Greenleaf took third in that event.

Wiley also took second in the 100 hurdles in 16.22 and Greenleaf was eighth in that event.

Kyleigh Young was also a champion, winning the javelin with a throw of 138'8".

Also in the field, Lakeridge's Kerry Gilbertson was solid in the pole vault, clearing nine feet to finish in third place.

Krissy Hengesh, Marissa Miller and Sydney Lautze all cracked the top eight in 100, 200 and 400 respectively.

Latane Cox ran the 800 and 2:22.87 and took fifth in that event while Kelly O'Neill finished second in the 3000 with a solid time of 10:36.70.

That time has her currently ranked No. 1 in the league.

Lakeridge's 4x400 relay team also took second place and posted the league's fastest time this season of 4:02.84.

Greenleaf, Cox, Hengesh and Wiley combined to post that mark for the Pacers.

In the boys meet, Lakeridge took 11th. The meet was highlighted by Alec Koh who won the 3000 in 9:07.41.

Julian Heninger finished third in the 1500 with a time of 4:08.71 and the 4x100 relay team of Nicholas Yun, Merick Sanders, Dominic Eros and Alex Alamida finished in fifth.

In the field, Chris Scaffa recorded top-10 finish by placing seventh in the discus.

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The Lake Oswego track teams ran into a strong Oregon City squad last week. The Laker girls lost 84-61 and the boys fell 88-57.

In the boys meet, Oregon City's Justin Cornejo and Lake Oswego's Will Shannon had two entertaining duels in the 100 and 200.

The pair tied improbably in the 100 each finishing in 11.65 seconds.

Cornejo then edged Shannon by half a second in the 200.

Cole Hodgson won another 400 meters with a time of 51.48 seconds.

The 3000 was also a very entertaining race with Oregon City's Brad Laughlin fending off Lake Oswego's Todd Macdonald by less than a second.

Lake Oswego's 4x400 relay team of Andrew Croy, Jesse Fordyce, Robert Wery and Hodgson won convincingly.

In the field events, Jack Halvorson cleared 12 feet in the pole vault to win that event. Clay Leedy was also a winner in the triple jump, topping 40 feet.

For the girls, Riley Hatfield won the 200 and Christy Wood claimed the 400 in a league-best time of 58.58 seconds.

Emily Gaddis was a two-time winner, taking home the 800 in a great finish and also winning the 1500.

The Lakers went 1-2 in the 100 hurdles with Madi Egan winning and Janelle Croy taking second. Mitra LeBuhn would win the 300 hurdles.

In the discus, Haley Russell set the best mark in the league with a toss of 111'5" to win that event.

Both the Lakers and Pacers will compete at the Centennial Invitational this weekend.