Rabing, Edwards win state titles in Eugene
The Lakers and Pacers wrap up the track season with excellent finishes
The Lake Oswego and Lakeridge track teams wrapped up the season at the state meet in Eugene last week and both teams finished with some incredible successes.
Each team claimed an individual state champion at the event as the Pacers Maddie Rabing defended her title in the shot put while Lake Oswegos Victoria Edwards set a new school record in the pole vault, clearing 120 to win the event.
Rabing won the shot put by more than four feet with a throw of 465.75 and would also take third in state in the discus with a throw of 1383.
For Edwards, she was the only individual to clear 12-feet, celebrating as she hit the mat in a terrific finish to her high school career.
Lakeridges Alexa Harris nearly made it two state titles for the Pacers. She cleared 55, setting a new PR and matching Grants Pass Aubree Esterline but Esterline had fewer misses.
Also in the girls events, Laker freshman Maddie DeBorde made the finals of the 200 and took eighth in a time of 25.49 seconds.
Nehalem Kunkle-Read reached the podium in both hurdles events, taking sixth in the 100 and third in the 300 in a time of 45.03 seconds.
For the boys, Noah Belcik ran a terrific race in the 800, lowering his time by nearly a second from the prelims and taking third place in 1:55.44.
Carter Bracken placed in both hurdles events. He ran the fastest time in the prelims in the 110 and would take third place in 14.53 seconds while Lakeridges Sam Reed took seventh in 15.21 seconds.
Bracken would also take eighth in the 300 hurdles in 40.38.