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Timberwolf track teams tune up for district meet

The Pacific Conference meet starts today at Tualatin High


by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: AMANDA MILES - OVER THE BAR -- Tualatin's Ryan Wisner cleared 6 feet, 5 inches in the high jump competition during last week's meet at Century.HILLSBORO — The Tualatin High School track and field teams, in their final tune-up before this week’s district championships, turned in some strong marks when they faced Hillsboro, Glencoe and McMinnville in a Pacific Conference four-way meet held May 8 at Glencoe High School.

The Tualatin boys bested Hillsboro 80-65 and they scored a 94-51 win over Glencoe. The Timberwolves fell 91-53 to McMinnville at the meet. That left the Tualatin boys with a final league dual meet record of 5-2, putting them in third place in the final league standings.

Junior Ryan Wisner provided one of the main highlights for the Tualatin boys at last week’s meet as he cleared a season-best 6 feet, 5 inches to take first place in the high jump event.

Also for the Tualatin boys at the meet, sophomore Billy Calder ran to victory in the 800-meter run in a time of 2 minutes, 2.37 seconds. Sophomore Matthew Lovos had a winning time of 4:21.96 in the 1,500 and junior James Porter won the shot put with a mark of 42-6 1/4.

The Timberwolf girls lost all three of their duals by close margins. They were edged 73-72 by Hillsboro, they were tipped 73-71 by Glencoe and they fell 81-64 to McMinnville.

The three losses left Tualatin with a final league dual meet record of 2-5.

Tualatin senior Emily Wisler jumped to a pair of victories at the meet. Wisler triumphed in the long jump with a mark of 17-2 1/2 and she had a winning distance of 36-2 1/2 in the triple jump.

Also for the Tualatin girls, sophomore Ariana Pumpelly ran to victory in the 200 in 25.79, senior Kayla Moore had a winning mark of 11:18.72 in the 3,000 and junior Lauren Balsiger cleared 10-0 to take the top spot in the pole vault.

The Timberwolf teams will next be in action when they host the Pacific Conference district championships, which will be held today (Thursday) and Friday at Tualatin High School.

Action at the district meet starts at 3 p.m. today with field event competition. Running preliminary heats are slated to start at 4:15 p.m.

On Friday, field events are slated to begin at 4 p.m. and running finals will start at 5:30 p.m.

At the district meet, the top two finishers in each event, as well as those competitors or relay teams that meet state qualifying standards, or earn wild-card bids, will advance to compete at the Class 6A state championships, which will be held May 24-25 at Hayward Field in Eugene.




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