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Tualatin soars on the track in league opener

The Timberwolves sweep Forest Grove in last week's meet


TUALATIN — The Tualatin High School track and field teams got their Pacific Conference season off to a winning start, as they turned in dominating performances on their way to sweeping Forest Grove.

The Timberwolf girls had first-place finishes in every running event on their way to posting a 95-50 win over the Vikings in the meet held April 3 at Tualatin High School.

Senior Kayla Moore, junior Kristi Workman and sophomore Ariana Pumpelly each ran to a pair of individual wins.

Moore triumphed in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5 minutes, 28.63 seconds and she had a winning mark of 11:42.81 in the 3,000.

Workman picked up wins in both hurdles events. She won the 100 high hurdles in 16.76 and she triumphed in the 300 low hurdles in 50.68.

Pumpelly sprinted to victory in the 200 in 26.16 and she won the 400 in 1:01.79. Pumpelly also teamed with sophomores Aryana Harvey and Jasmine Gilmore and junior Laura Taylor to win the 4 x 100 relay in 50.57. In the 4 x 400 relay, the Tualatin team of freshman Abrielle Anderson, freshman Karina Morland, Pumpelly and Taylor triumphed in 4:21.57.

Also on the track, Timberwolf freshman Amanda Keen won the 800 in 2:43.44.

Senior Emily Wisler jumped to a pair of victories to help lead the way in field event competition. Wisler won the long jump with a mark of 16 feet, 2 1/2 inches and she had a winning distance of 34-8 1/4 in the triple jump.

Junior Jasmine Suyematsu triumphed in the javelin with a throw of 113-9 and Taylor cleared 11-0 to place first in the pole vault.

The Tualatin boys posted a 93-51 victory over Forest Grove.

Sophomore Matthew Lovos ran to a pair of wins to help lead the way for the Timberwolves. Lovos won the 1,500 in 4:26.48 and he had a winning time of 9:39.79 in the 3,000.

Also on the track for Tualatin, junior Nick Hines sprinted to victory in the 100 in 11.36, senior Saif Al Rikabi won the 200 in 23.36, senior Rigo Rodriguez had a winning mark of 51.53 in the 400 and senior Scott Allred won the 800 with a time of 2:07.43.

The Tualatin boys also won both relay races. In the 4 x 100 relay, the team of senior Kyle Gager, Hines, Rodriguez and Rikabi triumphed in 44.09. In the 4 x 400 relay, Gager, Allred, Rikabi and Rodriguez teamed up to triumph in 3:33.18.

In the field events, senior Alex Ponce won the javelin with a mark of 154-3, junior Ryan Wisner cleared 5-10 to take first place in the high jump, senior Durant Abernethy had a winning height of 10-0 in the pole vault and Beau Kennedy won the triple jump with a mark of 39-43?„4.

The Tualatin teams also had some strong performances at the Laker Classic, an invitational meet held Friday at Lake Oswego High School.

For the Tualatin girls, Taylor took first place in the pole vault with a mark of 10-0. She also teamed with Pumpelly, Gilmore and Workman to finish second in the 4 x 400 relay in 4:11.40.

Pumpelly was second in the 400 in 59.42 and Workman took second in the 100 high hurdles with a time of 16.93.

For the Tualatin boys, the 4 x 400 relay team of Rodriguez, sophomore Billy Calder, Allred and Gager placed third with a time of 3:30.05.

The Tualatin teams were scheduled to face rival Tigard Wednesday in a league dual meet held at Tigard High School. Results of that meet weren’t available when the Times went to press.

The Wolves will be back in action Friday when they compete at the Canby Invitational, which is set to start at 4:30 p.m. at Canby High School. On Wednesday, the Tualatin teams will travel to Century for a 4 p.m. league dual meet.



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