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Tigers turn in strong marks at Cotton Invitational

PORTLAND - Tigard High School senior Sarah Walch ran to a pair of victories to provide some of the many highlights for the Tigard track and field teams at the Cotton Invitational, held Friday at Grant High School.

Walch won the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4 minutes, 54.67 seconds and she ran to victory in the 3,000 in a time of 10:47.05.

Also for the Tigard girls, sophomore Kaleigh Morrison had a pair of victories. She cleared 5 feet, 6 inches to win the high jump competition and she had a winning height of 10-0 in the pole vault. Morrison also placed second in the triple jump with a distance of 34-6½.

Tigard freshman Kelsi Schaer had a winning time of 2:25.85 in the 800.

Junior Becky Robinson placed second in the 300 low hurdles in 49.54. Senior Heather Lloyd was third in the long jump with a mark of 15-6 and she was third in the triple jump with a distance of 33-10.

Sophomore Ian McGetrick had a big meet for the Tigard boys. He took first place in the long jump with a distance of 20-6¼. He raced to second place in the 110 high hurdles in 15.93 and he was third in the 300 intermediate hurdles in a time of 41.39.

Senior Spencer Patterson placed second in the high jump with a mark of 6-10, tying his own school record in the event.

Sophomore Jordan Latt sprinted to second place in the 200 in a time of 23.04 and he was fourth in the 400 with a mark of 52.29.

Junior Tim Beckman was second in the discus with a throw of 139-10. Neil Cronkrite was third in the pole vault with a height of 11-6, sophomore Ian Walch ran to third place in the 1,500 in 4:21.92 and senior David Herlan took third in the 100 with a time of 11.52.

The Tigard teams were scheduled to host Canby in a league dual meet on Wednesday. Results of that meet weren't available when the Times went to press.

Tigard will next be in action Wednesday when it travels to Tualatin for a Pacific Conference dual meet starting at 3:45 p.m.