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Pacer track teams wrap up regular season


Lakeridge fares well in a four-team meet heading into districts

by: VERN UYETAKE - Lakeridge's Brent Pottenger runs to a victory in the 200 at last week's meet at Grant High School.Lakeridge's track teams got one final tune-up before the district meet last week, seeing some of the league's top competition while taking on Clackamas, Grant and West Linn.

For the boys, Brent Pottenger scored a big win in the 200, winning it in a time of 22.71 seconds.

Tim Jordan came in a close second in the 800 only behind West Linn's Roman Ollar in 2:02.40.

In the 1500, Lakeridge finished third and fourth behind strong runs from Noah Belcik and Daniel Ragsdale.

It was another 3-4 finish for the Pacers in the 3000 with Leo Lukens and Reed Mederos finishing back-to-back.

In the 110 hurdles, Cameron Clarke and Sam Reed took second and third respectively while Clarke, Rilley Kirk and Reed placed 2-3-4 in the 300 hurdles.

Lakeridge would also win the 4x400 relay by more than three seconds thanks to terrific runs from Pottenger, Jordan, Alex Home and Corrado Pitari.

In the shot put, Lakeridge's Micahel Kiever took second with a toss of 40'11”.

James Andrew would finish second in the discus with a throw of 115'4”.

McKay Burg had a terrific all-around day, winning the javelin and then taking second in the high jump by clearing 5'8”.

Freshman Spencer Hopkins was third in the pole vault for the Pacers while Home was second in the long jump, hitting 19-feet event with his best leap.

In the girls competition, Marissa Miller finished third in the 200 meters in 26.56 seconds while Sydney Lautze was second in the 400 in a time of 1:01.63. Andi Bisbjerg also recorded a third-place finish for Lakeridge in 2:33.34.

In the hurdles, Sydney Borgeson finished second in the 100 in 16.99 seconds and third in the 300 while Saskia McNairy was a close second in the 300.

McNairy would also win both the long jump and the triple jump handily on the afternoon.

Maddie Rabing was a three-time winner in the meet. She captured the shot put with a toss of just over 43 feet, a throw that also would have won the boys' competition.

She would win the discus with a throw of 128'7” and the javelin with a toss of 111'9”.

Lakeridge went 1-2 in the high jump as both Maddie Moxness and Emma Slominski cleared five feet and Nicole Kangas won the pole vault with a clearance of 10'6”.

The finals of the district meet take place Friday at Canby High School.