TRACK and FIELD: Forest Grove and Canby slog through a torrential downpour on Wednesday to complete a waterlogged Pacific Conference track meet
by: Tommy Whitcomb, Forest Grove’s Sarah Amina clears the bar during last Wednesday’s high jump competition.

Forest Grove and Canby braved the elements on Wednesday to complete a Pacific Conference track and field meet, and the Cougars came out on top in the waterlogged affair.

Canby's boys picked up an 80-65 victory over Forest Grove, while the Canby girls nabbed a 90-55 triumph.

'We get meets that are rainy. We get meets that are windy. We even get meets that are cold,' said Forest Grove head coach Scott McCahon. 'Very rarely do we get meets that are all three, and Wednesday was one of those meets.'

Despite the weather, Forest Grove athletes won a number of events but simply didn't have the numbers to compete with Canby as a team.

'Canby is a very good team, but they also have depth,' McCahon said. 'We won some events, but (Canby) would get second and third. It's hard to compete with depth in a dual meet.'

J.C. MacKinnon had a solid meet for the Viks, winning the 200 meters (24.1 seconds) and the 400 (53.2). MacKinnon also ran on both the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay teams, which finished first. Other Forest Grove winners included Steven Boone in the 100 (12.0) and Josh Seitz in the 3,000 (9:41).

On the girls side, freshman Chrissy Marshall was victorious in the 800 (2:35.3) and the 1,500 (5:08), while teammate Danielle Jackson took first in the 3,000 (12:38). Jessica Hayes won the 400 (1:05) and also ran on the Lady Vikings' winning 4x100 meter relay squad. Forest Grove also had several winners in the field events, including Annie Matiaco in the discus (74 feet, 8 inches), Hannah Ringholm in the javelin (102'8") and Taylor McCahon in the pole vault (8'6").

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