COLLEGE TRACK - Centennial grad Zechariah McLaurin expected to contend for NWAACC long jump title
by: file photo Centennial graduate Zecheriah McLaurin is an instant contender in the jumps at Mt. Hood CC this spring.

Mt. Hood CC track coach Matt Hart is hopeful that his group can challenge for the sweep of the South Region titles this spring.

The women's team is powered by the combination of Tori Dixson and Kaitlin Doyle in the throws. The duo has put in some solid early-season efforts, each placing in the top four in the discus at last weekend's elite Oregon Preview meet in Eugene. Both are also scoring threats in the shot put and hammer throw. That marks a big upgrade in team scoring from a team that didn't have any throwers in the mix last season.

Mt. Hood looks to continue its strong tradition in the sprints with second-year runners Laura Knudson and Amy Kegler, joining forces with rookie Molly Scoles. The Saints will get a boost part-way through the season if fellow sprinters Terra Zodrow and Mariah Crumpler regain their academic eligibility as Hart is expecting.

Look for our full preview, including a look at the boys team, in the March 21, edition of The Outlook.

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