OC thinclads are dominant in the field in their Three Rivers League opener at Grant

Oregon City thinclads were dominant in the field events in last week’s Three Rivers League dual-meet opener at Grant, as both the Pioneer boys and girls breezed to JON HOUSE - Oregon City junior Austin DeWitz (center) heads for a win in the high hurdles in last weeks Three Rivers League dual meet at Grant.

The Pioneer guys swept the first three places in the shot put, discus, javelin, pole vault, high hurdles and intermediate hurdles en route to a 95-50 dual win.

The Pioneer girls swept the shot put, high jump, javelin, triple jump and pole vault en route to a 91-54 dual win.

by: JOE HIPPLER - SARAH HIPPLERFreshman Sarah Hippler drew a lot of attention in the girls meet when she cleared 9-3 in the pole vault. It was the second time this season that she had set a new school freshman class record in the event. She cleared 8-3 at a meet earlier this season in Medford. The old class record was 8-0, set by Katelin Brady in 2009.

Success in the pole vault is not new to the Hippler family. Sarah’s older bother Jack was Class 6A state pole vault champion n 2008, and older brother Jared was state champion in the event in 2009. Jared holds Oregon City High School’s and the Three Rivers League’s boys pole vault record, at 16-6.

Junior Austin DeWitz had a big meet for Oregon City guys, heading up the sweep of the high hurdles (16.58), and earning wins in the high jump (6-2) and triple jump (40-2).

Oregon City girls had double winners in sophomores Taylor Shaw and Jenna Hoiland. Shaw led the sweeps in the shot put and high jump, with respective marks of 29-9 and 5-1; Hoiland led the sweep of the triple jump (34-1) and headed the field in the long jump (15-2-1/2).

Other individual winners for Oregon City girls included: senior Alisa McEniry in the pole vault (10-0), senior Becca Houk in the 100 (12.77), senior Toria Bradford in the low hurdles (53.37), junior Jenny Holbrook in the discus (104-11), junior Meaghan Preston in the javelin (108-1), and sophomore Jayde McCarthy in the high hurdles (17.33).

Other individual winners for Oregon City boys included: senior Josh Miller in the shot put (42-4), senior Easton Christensen in the javelin (164-10), senior Kyle Anderson in the pole vault (13-1), senior Derek MacDougal in the intermediate hurdles (44.25), and junior Tyler Dent in the discus (131-4).

Oregon City hosts Lakeridge in a TRL dual meet this afternoon, and the Pioneers travel to Clackamas next Wednesday (April 23).

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