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Cavalier tracksters tame the Lions

Clackamas boys and girls improve to 3-0 with lopsided dual wins

CLACKAMAS - Clackamas High thinclads last week continued on track for Three Rivers League dual titles in track and field, as the Cavalier boys and girls teams improved their league records to 3-0 with routs of West Linn.

The boys prevailed 94-51, with wins in 14 of the 17 events; the girls won 105-40, with wins in 14 events and sweeps of the hurdles, discus and long jump.

Senior Greg Inahara was a top point-getter for the boys, with wins in the high hurdles (15.3), low hurdles (40.6) and high jump (5-8).

Sophomore Kate Jette scored big for Clackamas girls, leading sweeps in the hurdles (16.7 and 49.7), clearing 4-10 to win the high jump on fewer misses and earning second place in the javelin (97-2).

Clackamas senior Micah Strong was tough in the sprints, winning the 100 in 11.1 and the 200 in 23.3.

Senior Aubrie Bass got the job done in the throws, winning the shot put (29-8) and the discus (105-6).

Cavalier junior Caitlyn O'Neill was tough in the horizontal jumps, leading the sweep in the long jump with an effort of 15-8, and soaring 33-4-1/4 for first place in the triple jump.

Other winners for Clackamas boys included: junior Gabe Garza in the 400 (53.1), sophomore John Paden in the 800 (2:02.4), senior Grant Eldridge in the 1,500 (4:12.2), junior Cyrus Jones in the shot put (43-10), senior Daniel Hallock in the javelin (160-6), junior Alex Galvan in the triple jump (39-2-3/4) and senior Kyle Salgado in the pole vault (13-0).

Jones' winning mark in the shot put was a two-foot PR.

Other winners for Clackamas girls included; sophomore Megan Sachet in the 100 (13.5), freshman Shannon Petrina in the 200 (27.4), senior Meryl Butcher in the 400 (1:01.8), junior Andrea Dittmer in the 800 (2:23.9) and senior Ashley Aronson in the pole vault (8-9).

The Cavaliers travel to Lake Oswego for a dual meet with the Lakers this afternoon. It could prove to be a stiff test for the Cavalier girls, because the Laker girls (3-0) are still unbeaten in league.