Cavalier coeds get the Lakers with depth
Connor McLean continues to excel in the hurdles, long jump and pole vault
Clackamas coeds rallied around their depth in the sprints, jumps and javelin to eke out a 76-69 dual win over Lake Oswego in a Three Rivers League dual track and field meet at Lake Oswego on April 30.
Clackamas girls didn't win in the 100 or 400, but they edged the Lakers in the 400-meter relay, 51.21 to 51.28, swept the 200-meter dash and went two-three in the 100 and 400.
Sophomore Elaina Edgerly (27.69) led the way in the 200.
Sophomore Marissa Kelly (15-9) led a Cavalier sweep of the girls long jump, while junior Alli Dickey (4-10) and sophomore Keilee Neikes (4-8) went one-two in the high jump. Seniors Madi Visscher (33-7-1/4) and Kandice Jameson (29-3) were tough in the triple jump, where they went two-three behind Lake Oswego senior Kristen Parreno (34-11).
Dickey was also tough in the hurdles, finishing well in front of Lake Oswego senior Mitra LeBuhn in both the highs (15.48 to 16.05) and lows (46.45 to 47.48).
Junior Jansen Perrick (101-6) headed a Cavalier sweep of the javelin.
Clackamas girls also had a winner in the 1,500, where Clackamas freshman Maia Edwards (5:13.80) got the best of Lake Oswego freshman Katy Howells (5:18.74) and Laker sophomore Amy Moring (5:19.55).
Clackamas girls improved to 2-1 in league duals with the win; Lake Oswego slipped to 1-3 with the loss.
The Cavaliers close out the regular season this afternoon, battling West Linn, Lakeridge and Grant in a league meet at Grant.
Clackamas boys dropped a tough one last week, losing to Lake Oswego 73-71.
The Cavaliers won nine of the 15 individual events. But Lake Oswego won both relays and that proved enough to put the Lakers over the top.
Senior Connor McLean had another outstanding meet, winning both hurdles races (15.09 and 40.29), the long jump (21-10-3/4) and the pole vault (15-6).
McLean was especially impressive in the high hurdles, where he crossed the finish line 21 hundredths of a second in front of Lake Oswego standout Carter Bracken. Bracken had run the race in a state's best of 14.45 this season.
McLean also beat Bracken by over a second in the intermediate hurdles.
McLean continued impressive last Friday, when he won the high hurdles in a state's best 14.37 at Gresham's Dean Nice Invitational. He was a triple winner at the 13-team meet, winning the pole vault at 16-0 and the long jump with an effort of 22-5.
Led by junior Jerremy Smith (38-3-1/2), the Cavaliers swept the Lakers in the boys triple jump.
Other winners for Clackamas boys in the Lake Oswego dual included: freshman Chase McLean in the 800 (2:07.33); senior Cole Johnson in the shot put (41-7), junior Travis Baker in the discus (108-6) and junior Markus Golder in the high jump (5-10).
Clackamas boys slipped to 0-3 with the loss; LO boys improved to 2-2 with the dual win.