The WL boys edge Canby and place sixth at the Wilsonville Invite

The West Linn track teams put together a solid showing at the Wilsonville Invitational over the weekend. The boys teams finished in sixth place while the girls finished in a tie for ninth out of 18 teams in attendance.

The boys' squad racked up points in the distance events and in the field. Tyler Griffin placed sixth in the 800 meters and the 1500. Roman Ollar was the runner-up in the 1500 in a time of 4:08.35.

Connor Cushman and Grayson Ollar finished back-to-back in the 3000, taking third and fourth place respectively.

West Linn's 4x100 relay team also had a very strong finish. The squad of Mason Craig, Lucas Evans, Kurt Moon and Tristan Stallcup took fourth in a time of 45.37 seconds.

In the field, Drew Cribbs placed a solid third in the javelin with a throw of 163'3” while David Evans was second in the pole vault, clearing 11'6”.

In the girls' meet, West Linn did well in the sprints. Madison Leek placed seventh in both the 100 and the 200 while Cara Boucher took third in the 200 and the 400 with times of 26.7 seconds and 59.76 seconds.

The team's vaunted 4x100 relay team featuring Boucher, Leek, Juliana Guthner and Isabella Reicher had the Lions' lone victory in the meet, winning in a time of 49.65 seconds.

Lacey Guthner also picked up points for West Linn with a third-place finish in the long jump, hitting 16'5”.

Last week the Lions swept Canby in boys and girls dual meets. The boys team won by a single point 73-72 while the girls won handily 96-49.

For the boys, West Linn scored big point in the 800 with Griffin, John Goetze and Michael Katancik placing 1-2-3.

Roman Ollar and Cushman went 1-2 in the 1500 as did Grayson Ollar and Cushman in the 3000.

Stallcup scored a pair of second-place finishes in both hurdles events.

In the field, Gavin Anderson won both the shot put and the discus, topping teammates Jack Wannarka and Conor McCabe in the latter event.

The Lions' Scott Nicholson won the high jump with a clearance of 5'10” while Evans and Connor Kelly went 1-2 in the pole vault.

In the girls' meet, Leek and Guthner finished 1-2 in the 100 while Guthner, Boucher and Reicher tallied a 1-2-3 sweep in the 200.

Boucher and Reicher would also go 1-2 in the 400.

West Linn scored a clean sweep in the 800 with Cailin Guerins, Samantha Marioni and Julia Boyd-Helm going 1-2-3. It was a similar story in the 1500 with Leah Henningsen, Boyd-Helm and Adrienne Hohensee taking first, second and third.

In the 3000, Henningsen and Marija Jozic finished 1-2.

Hurdler Diana Swanson was a double winner on the afternoon, taking both the 100 and 300 events and the Lions won both relays as well.

In the field, West Linn's Emily Hamel won the pole vault and Gunther racked up another victory in the long jump.

The Lions took on Lake Oswego in another dual meet on Wednesday.

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