Patterson soars to another school record height
Track and field: The Tigard senior wins the high jump competition at the Aloha Relays with a mark of 6-10
ALOHA - Another week, another school record for Spencer Patterson.
Patterson, a Tigard High School senior, broke the school record in the boys high jump event for the second week in a row with his winning height of 6 feet, 10 inches at the Aloha Relays.
Patterson's record jump was one of many highlights for Tiger competitors at the track and field meet which was held under chilly, and sometimes snowy, conditions Saturday at Aloha High School.
Just a week before, at an invitational held at Sandy High School, Patterson cleared 6-9 to break the school record of 6-8, set last year by since-graduated Chase Dalton.
The Tigers also picked up a first-place finish at Aloha on the girls side as the team of senior Cassie Carroll, senior Sarah Walch, senior Ali Davis and freshman Katie Humphrey won the distance medley relay in a time of 13 minutes, 5.49 seconds.
Walch also raced to second-place in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 10:55.76. Carroll was fourth in that race in 11:13.38.
Sophomore Kaleigh Morrison had another strong overall meet for the Tigard girls. She cleared 10-0 to place second in the pole vault. She was fourth in the high jump at 5-0 and she was sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 34-4.
Junior Heather Loyd was seventh in the long jump at 15-10 and she had an eighth-place mark of 33-1¾ in the triple jump.
For the Tigard boys, junior Tim Beckman was second in the discus with a personal-best throw of 154-10. Tiger sophomore Curtis Middle was third in that event with a mark of 133-3.
Sophomore Ian McGetrick was second in the 110 high hurdles in a time of 15.79 and he was fourth in the long jump with a mark of 20-5.
The team of Jordan Latt, Dong Min Kang, David Herlan and Zachary Schlacter was fifth in the 4 x 200 relay with a mark of 1:37.20.
Prior to the Aloha Relays, the Tigard teams scored a sweep of McMinnville in a Pacific Conference dual meet held April 16 at McMinnville High School.
The Tigard boys scored an 84½-60½ victory over the Grizzlies to improve to 2-1 in league dual meets.
Latt, a sophomore, sprinted to a pair of victories to help the Tigers get the team win. He won the 100 in 11.3 and he had a winning time of 22.8 in the 200.
McGetrick and sophomore Ian Walch also had a pair of wins. Walch won the 800 in 2:07.6 and he was triumphant in the 3,000 in 9:53.1.
McGetrick won the 110 high hurdles in 16.1 and he had a winning mark of 19-6¼ in the long jump.
The Tigard girls bested McMinnville 100-45 to move to 3-0 in league dual meets.
Morrison was a three-time victor for the Tigers at that meet. She had a winning height of 10-6 in the pole vault. She won the high jump at 5-4 and she triumphed in the long jump with a mark of 15-10¾.
The Tigers will be back in action Friday when they compete at the Cotton Invitational, which will start at 4 p.m. at Grant High School.