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Tiger teams sweep in league opener


Both Tigard squads win big in track meet with Glencoe

TIGARD — The Tigard High School track and field teams got their Pacific Conference seasons off to winning starts — in dominating fashion.

The Tiger squads swept Glencoe — with the Tigard boys winning by a 101-44 margin while the girls triumphed 97-48 — in a conference dual-meet opener held April 2 at Tigard High School.

Senior Elijah Greenwalt-Simon had a part in three victories to help the Tiger boys get their team win.

Greenwalt-Simon had a winning time of 23.61 seconds in the 200-meter dash and he cleared 5 feet, 6 inches to take first place in the high jump. He also teamed with senior Martin Ramos III, junior Tyler Powers and sophomore Tyler Rosette to win the 4 x 400 relay with a mark of 3:40.31.

Rosette also ran to victory in the 400 in 51.82.

Also for the Tigard boys, junior Landon Floyd sprinted to a win in the 100 in 11.63, senior Mick Whitehead triumphed in the 3,000 in 9:58.50, senior Josh Kutcher had a winning time of 49.00 in the 300 intermediate hurdles, senior Jake Price cleared 12-6 to place first in the pole vault, sophomore Alex Gradin had a winning distance of 19-5 in the long jump and senior Ruben Arellano triumphed in the triple jump with a mark of 35-10.25.

Tigard also got a victory, in a time of 44.86, from its 4 x 100 relay team of Gradin, junior Devin Distant, Powers and senior Justin Alvarizares.

The Tigard girls picked up victories in 12 events on their way to getting the team win over Glencoe.

Senior Megan Franz, junior Kaylie Boschma and sophomore Elise Conroy each had a pair of individual wins for the Tigers.

Franz ran to victory in the 800 in 2:28.22 and she had a winning time of 5:15.29 in the 1,500.

Boschma sprinted to victory in the 100 in 13.58 and she won the 200 with a mark of 27.93.

Conroy won the shot put with a toss of 37-11 and she had a winning throw of 114-9 in the discus.

Also for the Tigard girls, sophomore Natalie Bryant won the 400 with a time of 1:02.54, junior Hannah Duff-McGaughey triumphed in the 3,000 in 11:12.97, senior Lindsay Rosette ran to victory in the 100 high hurdles in 16.31 and freshman Victoria Prouty cleared 9-6 to take first place in the pole vault.

The Tigers also won both relay events. In the 4 x 100, the Tigard team of junior Destini Luna, junior Brianna Stoppa, Rosette and senior Katherine Soldwedel took first in a time of 53.16. In the 4 x 400 relay, the Tigard team of senior Kelly Fox, sophomore Rachel Josephson, sophomore Abigail Lewis and Bryant had a winning mark of 4:27.87.

The Tigard teams were scheduled to face rival Tualatin in a conference dual meet on Wednesday. Results of that meet weren’t available when The Times went to press.