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Cuthbertson, Moran win at Centennial

The throwers help lead Sherwood girls to fourth place


GRESHAM — The Sherwood High School track and field squads weren't able to come up with a team victory during last week's Three Rivers League double dual meet at Tigard.PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Sherwood High School senior Payge Cuthbertson stood tall on top of the award stand after taking first place in the javelin competition at Saturday's Centennial Invitational.

However, the Sherwood girls squad more than made up for that at Saturday's Centennial Invitational, held at Centennial High School.

The Lady Bowmen finished in fourth place in the team standings at the 44-school invitational with a score of 36 points.

As usual, the throwers led the way for the Sherwood girls.

Lady Bowmen sophomore Shelby Moran took first place in both the discus, where she had a mark of 146 feet, 1 inch, and in the shot put, where she had a throw of 41-7.5.

Meanwhile, Sherwood senior Payge Cuthbertson triumphed in the javelin event with a toss of 132-0.

For the Sherwood boys at the invitational, sophomore Payton Churilla finished fifth in the pole vault with a height of 12-6.

During the TRL double dual meet, held April 20 at Tigard High School, the Sherwood boys fell 103-42 to Tigard. The Sherwood girls lost 79-61 to Tigard and they fell 87-53 to St. Mary's Academy.

Moran and Cuthbertson again triumphed at their events at that meet. Cuthbertson won the javelin with a mark of 135-4. Moran took first place in the discus with a throw of 146-3 and she had a winning mark of 42-1.5 in the shot put.

Also for the Sherwood girls, freshman Angelina Ramos Russell sprinted to victory in the 200-meter dash in a time of 27.69 seconds. Freshman Alexandra Verkamp had a winning mark of 2:26.21 in the 800 and freshman Mary Milne cleared 4-8 to take first place in the high jump.PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Sherwood's Payton Churilla took fifth place in the pole vault competition at the Centennial Invitatational.

The Lady Bowmen 4 x 400 relay team of Russell, freshman Abby Eisenbeiss, freshman Addison Tanuvasa and Verkamp won its race in 4:11.68.

For the Sherwood boys, senior Brad Bergstrom won both hurdles events. He ran to victory in the 110 high hurdles in 17.26 and he had a winning mark of 43.86 in the 300 intermediate hurdles.

Also for the Bowmen, junior Kameron Price won the long jump with a distance of 19-2 and sophomore Cameron Huske had a winning distance of 38-8.75 in the triple jump.

The Bowmen teams will be back in action Friday, when they compete at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays, which start at 2:30 p.m. at Jesuit High School. On Wednesday, Sherwood will face Newberg and Tualatin in a Three Rivers League double dual meet to be held at Newberg High School.