Both squads turn in solid marks before returning to league

GRESHAM — Members of the Tigard and Tualatin track and field teams showed their big-meet potential when they competed at the prestigious Centennial Invitational, held Saturday at Centennial High School.

The Tigard girls really seemed to step up, as they placed fifth in the team standings, out of 43 schools competing at the invitational.

Tigard senior Justyce Luna took first place in the discus with a season-best throw of 121 feet. 9 inches.

Tiger junior Lindsey Rosette also had a big meet. Rosette ran to second place in the 100-meter high hurdles in a time of 15.03 seconds and she was seventh in the 300 intermediate hurdles in 47.18.

Also for the Tigard girls, sophomore Liz Prouty cleared 10-6 to place fifth in the pole vault, freshman Elise Conroy was seventh in the discus with a throw of 107-9, junior Megan Franz ran to eighth place in the 1,500 in 4:51.88 and senior Cassidy Freeman was eighth in the javelin with a mark of 115-6.

The Tigard boys finished in 18th place in the team standings at the meet.

Tigard senior Cameron Bremner sprinted to second place in the 100 in a time of 10.9. Bremner also teamed with Zach Floyd, Niko Niblack and Kaz Greene to finish fourth in the 4 x 100 relay in a time of 43.79.

Floyd placed seventh in the triple jump with a mark of 42-0 1/2.

The Tualatin girls finished in 21st place in the team standings.

Timberwolf junior Laura Taylor triumphed in the pole vault with a mark of 11-6. Another Tualatin junior, Lauren Balsiger, was seventh in that event with a height of 10-0.

Tualatin junior Jasmine Suyematsu was ninth in the javelin with a throw of 113-0.

The Tigers and Wolves were each slated to host Pacific Conference dual meets on Wednesday. Tigard faced Hillsboro while Tualatin ran against Newberg. Results of those meets weren’t available when The Times went to press.

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