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Laker track teams battle West Linn

The teams also put up a strong showing at the Centennial Invitational


The Lake Oswego track teams took on West Linn last week in a pair of closely contested dual meets before competing at the Centennial Invitational over the weekend.

Against the Lions, Lake Oswego's boys and girls both fell but put together some impressive performances.

The Laker boys swept the 100 meters with Daniel Dennis winning in 11.62 seconds, followed by Kyle Gazzigli and Jackson Dyal.

David Soo then won both the 200 and the 400 in impressive fashion while John Olsen and Pattrick Gregson took second and third respectively for the Lakers in the 400.

West Linn would make up ground in the distance events but Lake Oswego's Connor Bracken captured both hurdles events. His brother, Carter, took second in the 300 hurdles.

In the field, Ike Worth picked up a win in the pole vault, clearing 11-feet while Carter Bracken and Gazzigli finished 1-2 in the long jump. Bracken's winning leap topped out at 20'7”.

For the girls, Lake Oswego's Riley Hatfield won the 200 convincingly in 26.8 seconds while Samarra Watson and Hatfield took 1-2 in the 400.

A pair of freshman posted the two top times in the 1500 as the Lakers' Katy Howells and Dulcie Jones finished back-to-back while Mitra LeBuhn easily won both hurdles events.

In the field events, Marissa Taylor won the pole vault with a clearance of 9-feet, followed closely by teammate Tory Edwards in second.

Kristen Parreno would win the triple jump with a leap of 33'5”.

At the competitive Centennial Invitational, Connor Bracken won the 110 hurdles in 14.75 seconds and Mason Collett took second in the high jump, clearing 6'3”.

In the girls' meet, Taylor finished third in the pole vault by clearing 11-feet and LeBuhn made the finals in the 100 hurdles.

Lake Oswego took on Clackamas Wednesday and competes in the Twilight Relays Friday.



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