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Tigard squads start the season off strong

The Tigers run well in opening track meet at Oregon City


OREGON CITY — The Tigard High School track and field teams got their seasons off to what looked to be a promising start with some strong performances at a season-opening three-school meet held March 13 at Pioneer Stadium.

The Tiger varsity squads combined for 13 first-place finishes at the meet that also included Oregon City and Portland Christian.

Junior Megan Franz ran to a pair of individual victories for the Tigard girls. Franz triumphed in the 800-meter run in a time of 2 minutes, 29.61 seconds and she had a winning mark of 5:07.52 in the 1,500.

Also for the Tigard girls, sophomore Elizabeth Dean picked up a victory in the 3,000 with her time of 11:45.66. Senior Megan Risinger won the shot put with a throw of 32 feet, 0 3/4 inches.

Senior Justyce Luna had a winning toss of 110-11 in the discus.

Senior Cassidy Freeman made it a Tigard sweep in the throwing events by winning the javelin event with a mark of 96-10.

Sophomore Liz Prouty cleared 10-0 to take first place in the pole vault and sophomore Sela Brazier had a winning distance of 15-6 3/4 in the long jump.

The Tigard girls 4 x 100 relay team of freshman Natalie Bryant, sophomore Brianna Stoppa, Brazier and senior Katie Harbolt won its race in a time of 52.41.

For the Tigard boys, senior Cameron Bremner sprinted to victory in the 100 in a time of 11.21.

Sophomore Tyler Powers won the 400 in 54.83 and junior Martin Ramos III had a winning mark of 2:11.70 in the 800.

Tigard’s 4 x 400 relay team of Powers, junior Manu Rasmussen, sophomore Kevin Hennaman and junior Jett Even picked up a victory in 3:41.68.

The Tigard teams will be back in action April 3 when they travel to Glencoe for a Pacific Conference opening dual meet.



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