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No shortage of athletes on Lakeridge track team

The Pacers look to contend in a deep and talented league


SETH GORDON - Maia Insinga and Sydney Borgeson split the hurdles events against Newberg with Insinga winning the 100 and Borgeson winning the 300.Lakeridge's track teams are deep and loaded with athletes again this year and the Pacers hope to be powers in an improved Three Rivers League once again.

Lakeridge is off to a solid start but feel to Newberg's strong teams in their league opener last week. The boys fell 79-66 while the girls team was edged 75-69.

In the girls event, Lakeridge finished 1-2 in the 100 meters with Nicole Helm finishing just in front of Emily Bell.

Helm would also take second in the 200 meters. In the 400, Audrey Backman and Morgan Kaye took second and third and freshman Amber Miller scored a second place finish in the 3000.

Lakeridge dominated the hurdles events. Maia Insinga edged out teammate Sydney Borgeson by a tenth of a second in 16.30 while Emma Bartel took third.

Borgeson would then win the 300 hurdles with Insinga taking second.

Lakerdige returns one of the top throwers in the state. Maddie Rabing will be looking to take home multiple state title this year. She easily captured both the shot put and the discus against Newberg with teammate Natalie Bristol taking second in the shot.

Emma Slominski would win the high jump by clearing 5'2” and Alex Harris took second, clearing 5'0”.

In the long jump, Kathryn Lemoine and Cara Fleseriu took second and third and Fleseriu would win the triple jump against Newberg with a leap of 31'10.75”.

In the boys competition, Cameron Russell won the 100 meters by the narrowest of margins, winning by one hundredth of a second in 12.43 seconds. He would also take second in the 200.

Tim Jordan won the 400 meters by half a second in 53.01 seconds and the Pacers went 1-2 in the 800.

Noah Belcik won that event in 2:00.50 and Nick Rooney took second in 2:09.00.

Lakeridge has depth in the distance events. Justin Miller won the 1500 in 4:14.80 followed by teammates Daniel Ragsdale and Alex Harbert and Ragsdale won the 3000 by less than a second in 9:40.80 while Matt Lautze took third.

In the hurdles, Sam Reed shined in the 110, winning in 16.27 seconds. Newberg would make up points in the field events. Michael Kiever took second by half an inch in the shot put and McKay Brug and Owen Hart would finish 2-3 in the javelin.

Keondre Menefee tok second in the high jump, clearing six feet while Spencer Hopkins easily won the pole vault with a clearance of 12'3”.

Lakeridge will take on West Linn next Wednesday.

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