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Track teams gearing up for districts

Both teams have strong showings at Twilight Relays


The Lake Oswego boys track team scored a narrow 73-71 win over Clackamas last week and the girls hung tough against the deep Cavaliers squad in a 76-69 defeat.

In the boys' competition, David Soo and Yong Kim finished 1-2 in the 100 with Soo winning 11.13 seconds.

Soo would be a double-winner on the evening, claiming the 200 in a time of 22.45 seconds while Kim took third.

In the 400, it was another 1-2 finish for the Lakers, led by Kyle Gazzigli's victory in 52.58 seconds while Pattrick Gregson took second.

Linn Rising was a winner in the 1500 in a time of 4:30.50 and Evan Palmer took home the 3000 in 10:14.11.

In the hurdles, Clackamas' Connor McLean won a pair of close battles with the Lakers' Carter Bracken, who was second in each event.

Lake Oswego's 4x100 relay team of Soo, Gazzigli, Kim and Daniel Dennis won by nearly a second in 44.25 and the team of Gazzigli, Soo, Bracken and John Olsen won in 4:12.83.

In the field, Shohei Etzel and Alex Scharfstein took 1-2 in the javelin to rack up points for the Lakers.

For the girls, Riley Hatfield scored a victory in the 100 in a strong time of 12.52 seconds.

Samarra Watson had a win in the 400 in 1:01.19 while freshman Katy Howells out-dueled teammate Amy Moring in the 800, winning in 2:37.29.

In the 3000, a pair of freshman took first and second for the Lakers with Dulcie Jones winning in 11:28.43, followed by Heidi Dufek.

Lake Oswego's 4x400 team of Watson, Howells, Hatfield and Nehalem Kunkle-Read won in 4:52.48.

Another freshman scored a win for the Lakers in the field with Kali Drango's victory in the shot put.

Marissa Taylor won two events, claiming the discus with a toss of 84'3” and winning the pole vault, along with teammate Tory Edwards, with a clearance of 10'6”.

In the triple jump, Kristen Parreno won, nearly hitting 35 feet.

Both Lake Oswego and Lakeridge also competed in the Twilight Relays over the weekends and had strong performances.

Lakeridge's 4x800 relay team of Tim Jordan, Leo Lukens, Noah Belcik and Corrado Pitari took seventh place and Alec Home was eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 42'6”.

For the Pacer girls, Saskia McNairy won the triple jump and was a close second in the long jump, while Nicole Kangas was sixth in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet event.

Maddie Moxness was seventh in the high jump, clearing five feet even.

Maddie Rabing continued to shine this year, winning both the discus with a throw of 130-feet and a victory in the shot put.

Lake Oswego's 4x100 relay team of Dennis, Kim, Gazzigli and Jackson Dyal finished in sixth at the Twilight Relays and Mason Collett was third in the high jump with a clearance of 6'3”.

For the girls, Marissa Taylor cleared 10'6” again in the pole vault and took second place.

The team's 4x800 relay team of Watson, Moring, Andrea Velazquez and Emma Smith was seventh and the 4x400 relay team of Watson, Kunkle-Read, Howells and Emily Kelly was sixth.

Hatfield also had a strong showing in the 100, finishing fifth in a time of 12.81 seconds.




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