The Pioneers have a successful tune-up against Putnam before districts

SANDY POST: MATT RAWLINGS - Sandy's Glynne McGaughey leaps towards the sand in the long jump

With the district meet coming in the following week, the Sandy track and field team got exactly what they wanted in their final dual meet of the season.

The Sandy boys defeated Rex Putnam 114-29.99 while the girls team won 109.66-30.33 on Wednesday, May 3. The boys finish the dual season undefeated while the girls finish with just one loss (Wilsonville).

"We're are going into districts with some momentum so I am really excited. It gave the sprinters a chance to run in warm weather for the first time this year and they took advantage of that," Sandy head coach Anouxa Vixathep said. "This is a fun team to be around."

Glynne McGaughey led the sprints on the boys side with easy victories in the 100 (11.26) and 200 (23.16). Despite coming off a leg injury, McGaughey set a personal record with his time in the 100.

"My legs feel fresh...It was a good meet for me today," McGaughey said. "The thing about track is that it's all about momentum. I felt like this meet gave me confidence and I hope to take it on to districts."

SANDY POST: MATT RAWLINGS - Sandy's Athena Thomas runs the second leg in the 4X400 relay

On the girls side, Marley Salveter owned the sprints, setting season records in the 100 (12.85) and 200 (27.22).

"Marley is finally starting to come around. This was her first sub 13 second race of the season in the 100 meters, which she was really excited about. Then she came back and ran really well in the 200," Vixathep said.

Salveter began the season coming off an injury she suffered during club soccer back in the winter, but she looks to be peaking at the right time.

"Coming into the season, I definitely wasn't hitting the times that I wanted to. But I am trying my hardest to keep improving in practice," Salveter said. "I am so lucky to have these teammates that really help me progrress and push me to where I want to be throughout the season."

Look fo the full version in the May 10 print edition.

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