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Boys beat Scappoose, Banks and Santiam

Track and field successful in early part of season

Estacada's boys have won both of their track and field meets this year and 27 top-10 finishes at the Mullen-Leavitt Invitational at The Dalles Wahtonka Union High School on St. Patrick's Day.

The Rangers crushed the competition in their first meet of the year, March 15, at Banks High School, beating Banks 100-62. Santiam had just 17 team points.

EHS soundly beat Scappoose at the Rangers first home dual meet 83-62. The Rangers won 11 of the 17 track and field events.

Estacada high jumper Kenny Scherr leaped over 6-0 to claim the third best jump of the day in Oregon in all high schools. Scherr also finished second in the 200-meter race, a half-second behind Scappoose's Chance Rice.

Distance runner Rob Prettyman won the 1,500 (4:29.9) and 3,000 (9:39.4). He was followed closely by a gang of Rangers. Ivan Gongora finished the 1,500 in 4:43.1, tied with teammate Brad Prettyman. Troy Prettyman finished the race in 4:44.5. In the 3,000, Brad Prettyman finished in 10:32 in third place. Cory Marcus crossed the line at 10:43.53 in fifth place and Gilmer Gongora placed sixth in 10:52.5.

Cody Best won both the 100 and 300 hurdle races and both relay teams won to wrap up the track events.

On the field, Mitch Clark won the discus, Jake Theander won the javelin, Scherr won the high jump and Jake Hyde won the long and triple jump and placed second behind his teammate in the javelin.

Scappoose beat the Lady Rangers 120-23.

The girls did have a couple of highlights in their home meet. Hannah Kammeyer won the 800-meter race in 2:47.7. Erin Lloyd (19.62) and Kristen Greene (19.65) claimed the top two positions in the 100-meter high hurdles. Lauren Swier won the long jump, bounding 14-1.

Top finishers for the boys at Banks High School were Hyde (12.23) in the 100, Theander (24.49) in the 200, Rob Prettyman (4:34.7) in the 1,500, Troy Prettyman (10:09.13) in the 3,000, Best (18.37) in the 110 HH, Best (45.4) in the 300 IH, the relay team (3:43.71) in the 4x400, Clark (38-9.5) in the shot put, Theander (105-10) in the discus, Scherr (5-10) in the high jump, Hyde (18-11.25) in the long jump and Torey Moore (35-9) in the triple jump.

Banks won the girls meet with 76 points, followed by Santiam with 49 and Estacada with 39. Hannah Kammeyer won the 1,500 (5:49.10) and the shot put (29-0). Kristen Greene won the 100-meter high hurdles (19.8) and the triple jump (25-9). Lauren Swier won the long jump (13-1).

The Rangers won't be back on the track until after Spring Break. They'll compete at Cascade High School at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, and at the Sandy Invitational at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7.