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Pioneer thinclads make it 30 in a row


Oregon City handles West Linn; OC guys close in on their fifth straight TRL dual title

Oregon City appears headed towards its fifth straight dual-meet title in Three Rivers League boys track and field.

Oregon City boys have not lost a league dual meet since April 22 of 2009, when they dropped a barnburner to Clackamas, 75-70.

Since that loss they’ve won 30 straight in TRL dual meets. They made it 30 in a row last week, when they handled their cross-river rivals from West Linn 92-53.

Heading into this afternoon’s final league dual match-ups with Canby (2-2) and Lake Oswego (2-2), the Pioneer guys are 4-0 on the 2014 league dual season.

The Pioneers were dominant in last week’s dual with the Lions, winning 10 of the 15 individual events, with sweeps in the javelin, high jump and 100-meter dash. They outscored the Lions 45-18 in the field events, winning every field event except the shot put.

Freshman Jake Harthun and senior Alex Canchola were both double winners for Oregon City. Harthun (23.33) and Oregon City junior Cameron Davis (24.29) went one-two in the 200, and Harthun (51.12) was a runaway winner in the 400.

Harthun’s time for the 200 puts him No. 2 all-time on Oregon City’s list of top freshman 200-meter runners, trailing only Josh Gill (23.24 in 2001). Harthun’s mark in the 400 improved upon his two-week-old school freshman class record for that event by seven tenths of a second.

DeWitz cleared 6-4 to win the high jump by six inches, and he was also the class of the field with an effort of 41-1-1/2 in the triple jump. His mark in the triple jump was a lifetime PR.

Senior Easton Christensen (175-0) led the Pioneer sweep of the javelin; Oregon City sophomore Trevor Bradford (11.21) led the sweep in the 100.

Bradford’s time in the 100 set a new school sophomore class record, beating the old mark of 11.23, set by Justin Cornejo in 2011.

Other winners for Oregon City boys included: senior Josh Miller in the discus (146-1), senior K.C. Lopez in the pole vault (12-7), senior Alex Canchola in the long jump (20-0-1/2), senior Al Lacey in the 1,500 (4:25.29), and the Pioneer boys 4x100-meter relay team (44.29).

Miller’s winning mark in the discus was a personal record.

Oregon City girls were no less impressive in last week’s dual meet with the Lions, winning 90-1/3 to 54-2/3.

Oregon City girls were especially impressive in the sprints, where they outscored their rivals 26-1.

Oregon City seniors Becca Houk and Karrin Shriner continued impressive in the 100 and 200, going one-two respectively in both races, with times of 12.56 and 12.69 in the 100 and 25.80 and 26.15 in the 200.

Freshman Maddy Griffith (1:01.39), freshman N’Dea Flye (1:01.41) and junior Chelsea Bone (1:04.61) swept the 400.

Bone also launched the javelin 114-0 for first place in that event.

Oregon City junior Miranda Nelson (5:11.76) headed up a one-two finish in the 1,500.

Oregon City senior Alisa McEniry and Pioneer freshman Sarah Hippler both cleared 9-0 for a one-two finish in the pole vault.

Oregon City sophomore Taylor Shaw won the shot put (29-4) and Oregon City sophomore Jenna Hoiland won the triple jump (34-10-1/2).

Houk and Shriner both helped pace the Pioneers to a 50.02 clocking and first place in the 4x400-meter relay.

Oregon City girls improved their record to 3-1 with the win, while West Linn slipped to 2-1 with the loss.

Oregon City fared well at last Friday’s prestigious Jesuit Twilight Relays.

Oregon City girls scored 23 points and placed 10th out of 36 girls teams; Oregon City boys scored 20-1/2 and tied for 11th place in a 39-team boys field.

Oregon City came through with its top relay finish in the 4x200, where the team of Cameron Davis, Trevon Bradford, Malik Garrett and Jake Harthun was clocked at 1:32.32, good for third place.

Becca Houk (12.48) and Karrin Shriner (12.64) had the fifth and seventh fastest times of the day in the girls 100.

Miranda Nelson placed sixth in the girls 3,000 (10:53.58).

K.C. Lopez cleared a lifetime best of 13-6 to earn sixth place in the boys pole vault; Easton Christensen launched the javelin a personal best of 188-3 to earn sixth place in that event; Josh Miller placed eighth in the discus with a lifetime PR of 149-2; and Al Lacey finished in the top 14 in the boys 3,000, crossing the finish line in a lifetime best of 9:05.15.