Gladiator girls outman the Falcons

The Gladiators sweep five events en route to a 97-40 dual win over La Salle

GLADSTONE - The Gladstone girls outmanned La Salle 97-40 in a Capital Conference girls track and field meet held here last week.

The Gladiators won 12 of the 17 events, with sweeps in both hurdles races, the shot put, discus and long jump.

The Gladiators were especially tough in the field, where they won every event.

Senior Shanoaleigh Roseby was a force, winning three individual events and pacing the Gladiator 400-meter relay team to a 58.4 clocking and an easy win.

Roseby also led a Gladiator sweep of the low hurdles (49.5) and headed the field in the triple jump (31-6-1/2) and high jump (5-2).

Sophomore Taylor Aldredge continued a force in the throwing events, leading a sweep of the shot put (31-8-3/4) and discus (114-8), and placing third in the javelin (108-11).

Gladstone junior Nikki Ramsey outclassed the field with an effort of 128-8 in the javelin.

Junior Amanda Schumaker (19.1) headed the Gladiator sweep in the high hurdles and junior Elle Durkee (15-6) led the sweep in the long jump.

The Gladiators also had winners in the pole vault, where senior Taya Tarr cleared 8-6; in the 3,000, where freshman Brooklyn Wease covered the distance in 13:06.2; and in the 100-meter dash, where freshman Kellie Skofstad (13.8) won handily.

Skofstad met her match in the 200, where La Salle standout Laura Schmitt prevailed, winning 27.6 to 28.8.

Schmitt also won big in the 400 meters, crossing the finish line in 1:00.3.

La Salle's only other winners in individual events were Maddie Morton in the 800 (2:31.7) and Katy Cloughesy in the 1,500 (5:36.7).

The dual win left the Gladiators (2-0) tied with Molalla (2-0) in first place in the Capital Conference dual standings. The Gladiators meet the Indians and Estacada next Tuesday at Molalla.

With the loss, La Salle slipped to 1-2 in conference. The Falcons entertain Cascade and North Marion next Tuesday.