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Snyder makes some noise


Rex Putnam High School sophomore Jon Snyder made some noise at last week’s Northwest Oregon Conference dual track and field meet with Wilsonville.

Competing in the long jump, Snyder won the event with a leap of 21-9-1/2. The effort was a personal record by more than a foot and it ranked him second only to Milwaukie’s Dominique Meade (22-0-1/2) in the NWOC and in the top 10 in the state in Class 5A.

Putnam junior sprinter Tyler Strauss was no less impressive, finishing not far back of Wilsonville senior Ryan Walsh in the 100 (11.18 to 11.30) and 200-meter (22.50 to 22.86) dashes.

Strauss’ time in the 200 was a career-best and his time in the 100 was a season’s best. Walsh (11.04) holds the top time in the state for the 100 this spring, and the third-best time in the 200 (22.44). Walsh was a state finalist in both events a year ago.

Putnam winners in last week’s dual meet included: junior Bryan Marlatt in the boys high hurdles (16.57) and boys high jump (6-0), senior David Wood in the boys discus (108-9), Snyder in the boys long jump, junior Annabella Geist in the girls high hurdles (17.07) and high jump (4-6), senior Kelsey Hilsenteger in the girls 3,000 (11:48.15), and senior Alexa Harris in the girls shot put (31-10).

Geist’s winning time in the high hurdles was a lifetime PR and it ranks her second in the Northwest Conference to one of the top hurdlers in the state, Liberty junior Elizabeth Pecsok.

Harris’ winning toss in the shot put was a lifetime best throw.

The short-in-numbers Kingsmen continued to struggle in the dual-meet win-loss column, with Putnam boys losing to Wilsonville 107-38, and Putnam girls losing to the Wildcats 117-26.

Putnam concludes the regular season this afternoon, when the Kingsmen travel to Wilsonville for dual competition with Milwaukie and Parkrose.