by: David Ball, Barlow’s Dillon Hoecker won the high hurdles in a personal-best time of 15.09 seconds Tuesday. He also won the 300 hurdles, took second in the high jump and was third in the triple jump, finishing the City Meet with 14 team points.

The Barlow boys track team scored just enough big points Tuesday night to survive a scare against rival Gresham for an 80-65 win at the three-way City Meet hosted at Centennial High.

The Bruins got another big day out of their distance crew, highlighted in the 800 meters where Auston Burns stayed in the shadow of Centennial freshman Thomas Morrell until making his move halfway through the final turn. Burns was two strides in front coming off the edge and pulled away to win in 1:58.76. Barlow scored a 1-2-3 sweep over Gresham in the race.

Jackson Haselnus pulled off a double in the 1,500 (4:18.55) and 3,000 (9:20.2), as Barlow gained a 19-point edge on the Gophers in the multi-lap races.

'Those guys ran some smart races, and that sweep in the 800 was enormous,' Barlow coach David Kilian said.

Look for extended City Meet coverage in the May 12 edition of The Outlook.

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