Pacers sweep Civil War track meet
Individuals shine in the first TRL meet of the year
Lakeridge swept the Civil War track meet last week but both the Pacers and Lakers showed off their respective strong suits with solid performances in the first league meet for both squads.
In the girls meet, the 100 meters was a showdown between Lakeridge's Marissa Miller and Lake Oswego's Riley Hatfield. Hatfield won this round, edging out Miller by six hundredths of a second in 12.71. Miller would nip Lake Oswego's Emily Kelly in the 200 with a winning time of 27.40.
The 400 saw an equally close finish between a pair of underclassmen. Lakeridge sophomore Morgan Kaye edged out Lake Oswego freshman Katy Howells in 1:05.58.
The Lakers finished 1-2 in the 800, led by strong times from Samarra Watson and Amy Moring. Howells and Moring would then finish first and second in the 1500 with Howells winning by three tenths of a second in 5:23.43.
Lakeridge claimed the 3000 thanks to Lia Newman's run in 11:22.9 ahead of Lake Oswego freshman Dulcie Jones in second.
In the hurdles, Lake Oswego's Mitra LeBuhn won in 16.45, just leaning past Lakeridge's Sydney Borgeson at the line to catch her by four hundredths of a second.
LeBuhn would take second in the 300 hurdles behind Lakeridge's Saskia McNairy, who won by more than a second in 46.42.
In the field, Lakeridge's Maddie Rabing was a triple winner, sweeping the shot put, discus and javelin impressively. Lake Oswego's Marissa Taylor finished second in both the discus and javelin.
The high jump went to Lakeridge's Maddie Moxness, who cleared 4'10.
McNairy led a 1-2-3- finish for the Pacers in the long jump, winning with a leap of just over 17'8. Lakeridge would also sweep the triple jump, which was won by Nicole Kangas.
For the boys, Lake Oswego's sprint crew went 1-2-3 in the 100. Yong Kim won the event in 11.11, finishing four hundredths of a second ahead of David Soo.
Lakeridge freshman Cameron Russell edged out Kim in the 200, winning in 22.71. The Pacers' Brent Pottenger dominated the 400, winning by more than two seconds in 51.97 and the Pacers' Corrado Pitari, Tim Jordan and Nick Rooney went 1-2-3 in the 800.
The distance events were also dominated by the Pacers. Noah Belcik won both the 1500 and the 3000. Daniel Ragsdale and Leo Lukens took second and third for Lakeridge in the 1500 while Alex Harbert was second in the 3000.
In the hurdles, Lake Oswego siblings Connor and Carter Bracken took first and second in both events. Connor Bracken just topped his freshman brother in the 300 by eight hundredths of a second, winning in 40.94.
Lakeridge's Michael Kiever led a 1-2-3 showing for the Pacers in the shot put. He would also take second in the discus behind teammate James Andrew.
In the javelin, it was Lakeridge's Owen Hart and McKay Burg finishing 1-2.
Lake Oswego's Mason Collett cruised in the high jump, winning with a clearance of 6'5 while the Pacers' Eric Dungey edged out Lake Oswego's Kyle Gazzigli in the long jump. Home and Pitari would also finish first and second for the Pacers in the triple jump.
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