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LO track ready for district meet


Lake Oswego hopes to send strong group to Eugene

The Lake Oswego track team battled Oregon City and Canby last week and fared well as the regular season wrapped up.

In the girls' competition, Riley Hatfield took third in both the 100 and the 200 while freshman Katy Howells finished third in the 400.

Howells and Emma Smith then went 1-2 in the 800 with Howells winning in 2:32.35. In the 1500, Amy Moring finished second while Emily Van Orman took third in the 3000.

Mitra LeBuhn edged out teammate Tory Edwards to win the 100 hurdles and LeBuhn took a close second in the 300 hurdles followed by teammate Nehalem Kunkle-Read.

Marissa Taylor took second in the discus and would tie for first place with Edwards in the pole vault, clearing 10'1”.

Moring finished second in the long jump and Kristen Parreno did the same for the Lakers in the triple jump.

For the boys, David Soo took third place in the 100 and the 200 in a pair of fast races. Kyle Gazzigli would finish third in the 400 in a time of 51.78 seconds.

In the hurdles, freshman Carter Bracken finished second, less than a tenth of a second behind Canby's Timothy Johnson.

Bracken would also finished second in the 300 hurdles.

Oregon City would prove tough to beat in the field events but Ike Worth finished second in the pole vault, clearing 11'6”.

Bracken and Cade Sumner took third and fourth respectively in the long jump and Shohei Etzel was fourth in the triple jump.

Lake Oswego will now look to qualify a strong contingent for state as the finals of the district meet take place Friday at Canby High School.