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Track: St. Helens cleans up at Parkrose

St. Helens senior Kylie Reinholdt hadn't run the 100 meter event all season until Wednesday afternoon at Parkrose. She'd spent her time on the jump events, inching closer to her records in the long and triple jump, with another two inches left to break her mark in the high jump.

But on Wednesday, Reinholdt picked up a new trick. She'd already been running the 4x100 meter relay, helping the Lions to reach sub-54 seconds on two occasions, and finally finished with the individual numbers to show it. Reinholdt won the 100 meter dash in 12.97 seconds, setting a new PR, upping the Lions' season mark and breaking into Class 5A's top-10 times to tie with senior Keirsten Ochsner of Redmond. It's the first time in Reinholdt's four-year career that she's broken the 13-second barrier, and now leads the Lions in four different events.

Outside of the record-setting time in the 100 meters, Reinholdt competed in the long jump for the first time as well and taking second, just over four inches behind her PR from last season. In the high jump, she was two inches under her mark from the Lower Columbia Invitational on April 12 but still finished second to St. Helens senior Alyssa Holz.

The St. Helens girls, especially thanks to far superior numbers, dominated Parkrose 103-31, winning 12 events, and taking at least second in every event they competed in.

Junior Jennifer Prevish, running in the 3000 meters for just the third time in her high school career, set a new PR of 13 minutes, 49.68 seconds to win the event. Seniors Nivea Plasabas and Megan Barnes took second and third for St. Helens, each finishing in 14 minutes, 6.36 seconds.

Senior Alyna Habel continued her success in the hurdles, winning the 100 meter event with ease, though she was half-second off her PR. Habel scratched in the 300 meter event, opening the door for a first place finish by sophomore Genesis Hansen.

The Lions also cleaned up in the girls' throwing events. Juniors M'enzie Brookes and Sydney Nett took first and second in the shot put, throwing 29 feet, seven inches and 26 feet, 10 inches respectively. Fellow junior Clairenda Hart threw 25 feet, six inches to take third, and won the discus with a season-best throw of 78 feet, one inch. Brookes finished second with a 70 foot, 10 inch toss and junior Natalie Finch took third.

Senior Kennen came close to her javelin throw from the Lower Columbia Invitational, hurling the javelin 95 feet, two inches to win the event ahead of freshman Sarah West.

Boys' Results

The boys' meet, though it was far closer, still ended in a solid win for St. Helens. The Lions won eight events to beat Parkrose 86-58 ahead of the Wilsonville Invite on April 19.

Senior Tanner Long had a big afternoon, breaking 24 seconds in the 200 meter race for the first time, winning the event with a 23.93.

Bryan Strang won the 800 meters for St. Helens with his initial attempt at the event and setting a mark of 2 minutes, 12.06 seconds.

Senior Tanner Boyle ran a 4:40.91 to win the 1500 meters, less than a week after setting a new lifetime PR at the Lower Columbia Invitational of 4:37.40, but it's the first victory of the season and just the second of his high school career.

Thomas Hughes got back on the horse as well, following up a strong Lower Columbia showing with a first-place finish in the 110 meter hurdles in 16.67 seconds, about a second off his season PR.

The Lions also got wins in the shot put and javelin from senior Jacob Zartman, who threw 45 feet, 4.5 inches to win the shot-put competition but saved his absolute best for the javelin. He had already set a new PR on April 2 at 134 feet, 5 inches, but Zartman's effort at Parkrose blew all his other marks out of the water, throwing 149 feet, nine inches. Sophomore JoNathan Denakis took second, throwing 120 feet, 7 inches.

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