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Pacer track teams take 5th in Hermiston


Lakeridge's track teams scored a pair of easy victories over Canby last week and put up some impressive results at the Kiwanis Invitational over the weekend.

Against the Cougars, the Lakeridge boys won 80-60, getting big wins in the distance events and in the field.

Noah Belcik scored a win in the 800 in a time of 2:02.82 while Daniel Ragsdale picked up a victory in the 1500 in 4:26.14.

Freshman Alex Harbert led a Lakeridge sweep in the 3000, winning in 9:42.48, followed by teammates Leo Lukens and Justin Miller.

Lakeridge also picked up a 1-2-3 finish in the 300 hurdles. Cameron Clarke won that event in 43.92 seconds, followed by Sam Reed and K.J. Martinez.

In the field, Michael Kiever won the shot put with a throw of 44'4.5” while McKay Burg and Hunter Collins finished 1-2 in the javelin.

In the high jump it was all Lakeridge as Keondre Menefee, Burg and Jack Cole took first, second and third.

Alec Home won the long jump with a leap of 19'7.5” and Menefee finished second, nearly jumping 19-feet even.

Home, Corrado Pitari and Sam Wurtz would also claim the top three spots in the triple jump.

For the girls, Marissa Miller captured the 100 in 13.28 seconds while Saskia McNairy cruised to a victory in the 200, finishing just under 27 seconds.

Maddie Rabing showed her versatility by winning the 400 by more than two seconds in 1:05.74. She would also win the shot put handily and the discus with a throw of 131'6”.

In the 1500, Lia Newman won in 5:25.03, followed by teammate Dorothy Wang. Lakeridge would score a 1-2-3 finish in the 3000 led by Eli Newman and followed by Laura Manning and April Chia.

The Pacers' 4x100 relay, featuring Sydney Borgeson, Miller, Sydney Lautze and Ranya Al-Khaledy was also a winner in 51.98 seconds.

Maddie Moxness took home the title in the high jump, clearing 5-feet event while Alex Harris and Emma Slominski were second and third.

Nicole Kangas scored another win in the pole vault while McNairy and Hope Daskalos were first and second in the long jump.

Daskalos would also take second in the triple jump, just behind teammate Kangas, who was a double-winner at the meet.

At the Kiwanis Invitational in Hermiston, both the boys and girls teams finished fifth.

For the boys, Brent Pottenger won the 200 by a hundredth of a second on 22.52 and was sixth in the 400.

Tim Jordan finished fifth in the 800 while Belcik was a strong fourth in the 3000.

The team of Pottenger, Home, Jordan and Pitari took second in the 4x400 relay in 3:32.07 to cap a strong showing on the track.

Kiever was fourth in the shot put while Eric Dungey cleared 6'2” and took third in the high jump. Home also had a good showing in the triple jump, taking third.

In the girls' competition, Miller finished a close second in the 200 with a time of 26.10 seconds.

McNairy was fifth in the 300 hurdles in 48.62 seconds.

Rabing was dominant again, winning the shot put with a toss of more than 42 feet. She would take second in the discus by just four inches.

Moxness cleared 5'2” in the high jump, which was good enough for fourth place while Kangas took third in the pole vault with a clearance of 10 feet.

McNairy placed again in the long jump, taking second with a leap of 17'9.5” and was also second in the triple jump.