Track teams eye district meet


The Lake Oswego and Lakeridge track teams are gearing up for the district meet, hoping for individual championships and plenty of athletes earning trips to state.

In the girls meet, Lake Oswego's Christy Wood has the top time in the league in the 100, 200 and 400 meters and should be a huge point earner for the Lakers.

Lakeridge is expecting big things in the distance events from Kelly O'Neill and Latane Cox. O'Neill has the fastest time in the 1500 and is ranked second in the 3000.

The Pacers received a blow earlier in the season when Amy Wiley, one of the state's top hurdlers, went out with a knee injury but Madi Greenleaf will look to make state in those events as she is seeded in the top-two in the 100 and 300.

Lakeridge's 4x400 relay should also make state and should make a strong run at a state title.

In the field, Amber Swayne and Haley Russell both hope to make state in the discus and shot put for the Lakers while Lakeridge's Kyleigh Young has the league's best throw in the javelin.

For the boys, Will Shannon and Cole Hodgson hope to earn trips to state for Lake Oswego in the sprints. Hodgson has the third best time in the 400 heading into districts.

In the distance events, Lakeridge's Julian Heninger has the league's top time in the 1500 and Alec Koh is ranked third in the 3000, just ahead of Lake Oswego's Todd Macdonald.

Myke Tavarres will look to qualify for state in both hurdles events as he is ranked first in the 110 and second in the 300. Lake Oswego's Robert Wery also hopes to qualify in those events.

Chris Scaffa has a strong chance to head to state in the discus as he is currently ranked third.

Lake Oswego's Jack Halvorson is also a contender in the pole vault.

And, in the jumps, Lakeridge's Spencer Russell and Lake Oswego's Clay Leedy will also aim for top-two finishes.

The district meet will be on Thursday and Friday at the old Oregon City High School.