Track and field: The Wolves fall in the Pacific Conference dual meet

CANBY - The Tualatin High School track and field teams opened their Pacific Conference schedule against some tough competition.

The Timberwolves squads, in their league opener, were swept by Canby in a dual meet held April 5 at Canby High School. The Tualatin boys fell by a 96½-46½ margin while the Tualatin girls were edged 82-63 by the Cougars.

Still, both Tualatin teams had some strong performances.

The Timberwolf girls were strong in the distance running events. Freshman Emily Wheeler won the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5 minutes, 15.2 seconds and junior Kelsey Stilson triumphed in the 3,000 in 11:25.1.

Also for the Tualatin girls, freshman Erin Ennis sprinted to victory in the 100 in 13.55. She also finished second in the 200.

The Wolves also took first place in all three throwing events. Senior Tauna Soderquist won the shot put with a mark of 35 feet, 6 inches. She also triumphed in the javelin with a toss of 94-11. Junior Lexxy Johnson had a winning mark of 89-6 in the discus.

For the Tualatin boys, senior Sean Hamilton sprinted to a pair of victories. He won the 100 in 11.77 and he had a winning time of 23.62 in the 200.

Timberwolf senior Chris Reid was victorious in the 400 in 52.85.

The Wolves also got a win on the track from their 4 x 100 relay team of Reid, Andrew Patton, Omar Cuevas and Hamilton. That group had a winning mark of 44.61. Junior Dennis Ranck won the shot put with a toss of 48-1¾.

On Friday, the Timberwolf teams ran at the Laker Classic, held at Lake Oswego High.

The Tualatin girls finished in fourth place in the team standings at the meet with 74 points.

Timberwolf junior Amanda Chambers finished second in the shot put with a mark of 35-0½. Soderquist was right behind her in third place with a throw of 34-1¾.

Junior Devon Frazier took second place in the 800 in 2:27.0. Wheeler ran to third place in the 3,000 in 10:47.11.

The Tualatin boys finished in sixth place in the team standings at the invite with 59 points.

Ranck tied for first place in the shot put with a mark of 50-2. Hamilton ran to third place in both the 100 and 200. Reid took fourth place in the 400 and sophomore Bubba Plunkett was fourth in the 3,000.

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