Barlow sprinter Margaret Paul sets mark in relay and in 200 dash
The Barlow girls track team sprinted away in the first race of the day and was never going to be caught, beating Gresham 86-59 in Tuesday's City Meet to finish the regular season a perfect 6-0 in duals.
The Bruins pushed the limits early shifting its handoffs in the 400-meter relay, cutting the margin for error but pushing the reward of a fast time.
And fast it was.
The Barlow combination of Kate Johnson, Danelle Woodcock, Meera Niles-Paul and Margaret Paul zipped around the track in 49.03 seconds - the fastest time in the state this season.
'The 400 relay is the first race on the track and when you put together a good one it can really set the tone and get people excited,' Barlow coach David Kilian said. 'We moved our exchange marks a few steps, giving the girls a chance to be at top speed when they take the baton.'
Look for extended City Meet coverage in the May 12 edition of The Outlook.