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The Gladiators are dominant in their Tri-Valley Conference final with Estacada

Gladstone High School cindermen closed out the 2014 Tri-Valley Conference dual-meet season strong, dispatching with Estacada 94-51 in last week’s final league meet of the regular season.

The Gladiators won first place in 11 of the 17 events contested, with sweeps in the 100, 200 and pole vault.

Gladstone freshman Juesse Pummel (11.64) and juniors Eric Prom (11.81) and Rowan Richter (11.90) crossed the finish line close together to earn the sweep in the 100.

Senior Trevor Browning (23.51) and juniors Armand Jayne (23.53) and Zach Smith (24.17) went one-two-three in the 200.

Seniors Andrew Conway (12-6), junior Kyle Kintz (12-0) and sophomore Roman Chub (11-0) were the class of the field in the pole vault.

Gladstone boys also won all three distance races, with senior Nicholas Zerzan setting the pace in the 800 (2:21.80) and 1,500 (4:51.26), and junior Harrison Jarrett (10:27.90) outclassing the field in the 3,000.

Gladstone’s sprint relay team won in 44.81 and the Gladiator boys’ 4x400-meter relay team won in 4:11.77.

Gladstone senior Andrew Conway cleared 5-8 for first place in the boys high jump; junior Sean Williams launched the javelin 145-3 to win that event, and junior E.J. Penn won the triple jump with an effort of 41-0-1/2.

Gladstone girls struggled to keep up with Estacada on the track and they dropped their dual meet with the Rangers 76-69.

Gladstone senior Kelsey Hathaway had a big day, blistering the cinders for a 59.40 clocking for a win in the 400, leading a Gladstone sweep of the girls long jump with a leap of 16-7-1/2, and winning the triple jump with an effort of 32-6-1/2.

Gladstone sophomore Katy Storer won the 800 in 2:42.90. But Hathaway and Storer were Gladstone’s only winners in individual running events.

Gladstone girls swept the throws, with senior Chelsea Sound winning the shot put (31-1) and discus (105-2) and junior Clair Bailey (104-5) winning the javelin.

Gladstone senior Elena Otteson cleared 9-8 for a win in the pole vault.

Gladstone girls also prevailed in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

Gladstone travels to North Marion at 3 p.m. on Friday and at noon on Saturday for the Tri-Valley Conference district meet.

Gladstone boys coach Greg Hess says he’s got several athletes with a good chance of finishing high at district and advancing to the state championships. Among them are sprinters Prom and Pummel in the 100, Jayne and Browning in the 200, Browning in the 400, both boys relay teams, Penn in the triple jump, Jayne in the long jump and Conway in the pole vault.



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