OC thinclads outman Milwaukie

The Pioneer boys and girls put Milwaukie away with depth

MILWAUKIE - The distance races, high jump and pole vault proved the difference, as Oregon City dropped Milwaukie 83-62 in a Three Rivers League boys track and field meet contested here April 10.

The Pioneers swept the 800, 1,500, 3,000, high jump and pole vault.

Junior Alex Seigal and sophomore Brycen Driver were double winners for Oregon City on the track.

Seigal set the pace in the 800 (2:06.3) and 1,500 (4:42.9); Driver was the winner in the 400 (54.6) and 3,000 (10:49.5). He came from behind to catch Taylor Wilkins in the 400 and then held him off.

The Pioneers were tough in the high jump, with four athletes clearing six feet. Senior Alex Humphreys (6-1), senior Derek Hinkle (6-1) and freshman Kody Kozak (6-0) placed first, second and third respectively.

The Pioneers continued the class of the league in the pole vault, where they cruised to a sweep, with Jared Hippler clearing 13-6 and Jack Hippler and Hinkle both clearing 12-6.

Oregon City sophomore Trevor Ferguson (16.1) won handily in the high hurdles, and his brother Tyler (160-8) had little had little competition in the javelin.

The Mustangs were tough in the shot put and discus. Senior Jon Opperud (48-8) headed a Mustang sweep of the shot put; and Opperud launched the discus 150-8 to lead a one-two Mustang finish. It was a season's best for Opperud in the discus.

Milwaukie senior Vincent Milner turned in an impressive double, winning the 100 in 11.1 and the 200 in 22.6.

'Vincent keeps getting a little better every week,' said Milwaukie coach Chuck Nott. 'We're excited!'

Milwaukie junior Chad Boyd had the top marks of the day in both the long jump (19-9-1/2) and triple jump (41-6-1/2).

'Oregon City has some pretty strong jumpers, so for us to go one-two in the triple and one-three in long jump was big for us,' said Nott. 'It was Chad's first time over 41 feet in the triple jump.'

Mustang senior Garrett Schnell (43.4) won the intermediate hurdles going away.

Milwaukie's relay team of Chris Torgersen, Boyd, Schnell and Milner won that event in a PR of 44.7.

'The key to the meet was their depth,' said Nott. 'They just kind of wore us down. It was a real good competitive effort by our boys. The score would have been closer, but when we figured out we couldn't win it, we pulled some guys from a couple of events to rest them for [Saturday's meet at] Sandy.'

Oregon City boys improved to 2-1 with the win, while Milwaukie slipped to 1-2.

The Pioneers host cross-river rival West Linn (0-2) this afternoon, while Milwaukie entertains Putnam (0-2).

OC girls

too deep

for Milwaukie

Oregon City girls used their greater depth to put Milwaukie away 88-57.

The Pioneers won 10 of the 15 individual events, and they had at least two athletes place in 12 events.

Junior Emily Dent scored big for the Pioneers, winning the low hurdles (49.1), high jump (4-6) and long jump (14-1-1/2).

Oregon City senior Justine Belliveau continued tough in the throws, leading a Pioneer sweep with an effort of 109-6 in the javelin; and outclassing the field in the shot put with a heave of 36-3.

Oregon City sophomore Sarah Doble (13.0) got the best of Milwaukie junior Nicole Botteron (13.2) in the 100.

Pioneer junior Megan Martin (1:05.9) set the pace in the 400; junior Hannah Groshong (2:31.1) won the 800; and Oregon City junior Alyson Lamb (18.2) led the Pioneer sweep of the high hurdles.

Oregon City senior Michelle Powell (86-6) earned first place points in the discus.

Botteron was tough in the 200-meter dash (27.3), where she recorded a full second PR to beat Doble by half a second.

A record vault

For Rachel Jordan

Milwaukie junior Rachel Jordan continued to make waves, setting a new school outdoor record with an effort of 10-4 in the pole vault. Jordan earlier this year set a new school indoor record, clearing 11-0.

Milwaukie sophomore Hannah Scott (32-6-3/4) and Mustang senior Emma Dancer (31-8) placed one-two in the triple jump.

The Mustangs were tough in the distances. Sophomore Erin McLaughlin (10:53.8) and senior Becca Adams (11:51.9) placed one-two in the 3,000, and Adams ran away from the field in the 1,500 (5:30.4).

Oregon City girls improved to 2-1 with the team win, while Milwaukie slipped to 0-3.