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Tualatin track teams compete well at Centennial meet

GRESHAM - The Tualatin High School track and field teams turned in some strong performances when they took on Aloha and Centennial in a three-way non-league meet held March 19 at Centennial.

The Timberwolf boys had first place finishes in seven varsity events at the meet.

Leading the way for the Wolves was senior Dennis Ranck, who had a pair of individual wins. Ranck won the shot put with a throw of 51 feet, 6 inches. He also had a winning mark of 148-0 in the discus.

The Tualatin boys also won both relay races. The team of junior Phil Pauly, senior Andrew Patton, freshman Taylor Altringer and sophomore Sean Acosta won the 4 x 100-meter relay in a time of 44.97 seconds. The team of Patton, Altringer, sophomore Ryan Darling and sophomore T.J. Fronius won the 4 x 400 relay in 3:36.24.

Also for the Tualatin boys, freshman Michael Williams won the 800 in 2:13.07. Patton had a winning time of 40.96 in the 300 intermediate hurdles, and senior Jon Skoglund cleared 10-0 to win the pole vault.

The Tualatin girls had wins in both hurdles events at the meet. Sophomore Corinne Wilcox won the 100 high hurdles in 19.92 and sophomore Julie Arndorfer had a winning mark of 52.28 in the 300 low hurdles.

The Timberwolf team of junior Melissa Arndorfer, senior Sarah Price, freshman Meghan Brohoski and sophomore Tyler Morrison won the 4 x 100 relay in 51.81. Junior Alexa Stevens triumphed in the long jump with a mark of 14-5½ and sophomore Kate Skoglund had a winning height of 7-0 in the pole vault.