The Sandy girls' track & field team placed second at the NWOC district meet on Friday at Hare Field in Hillsboro, finishing with a total of 130.25 points. Wilsonville finished in first place with 162 points and Hillsboro finished in third with 122.25 points.
The Pioneers would have obviously liked to finish in first, but Sandy head coach Anouxa Vixathep still was pleased with what he saw out of his team.
"The girls aren't quite as deep as the boys are...But we were still able to do some really good things today," Vixathep said. "I was really excited to see the girls qualify in the 4x100 (relay)...To see those girls get that spot at state I think really set the tone for the rest of the meet."
The Sandy 4x100 team finished second with a time of 51.03, their fastest mark of the season.
"We wanted to go in and see if we could qualify. (Sandy) hasn't qualified for state in the 4x100 in a super long time...We were going in trying to at least get second," Sandy 4x100 anchor Marley Salveter said. My main goal was to go to state in at least one event, so I am really excited."
Salveter also qualified for state in the 100 by finishing in second with a personal record of 12.59.
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