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Area athletes have top marks at Centennial


Tigard's Conroy, Tualatin's Taylor pick up victories

GRESHAM — The Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood high school track and field teams got a chance to see how they matched up against some of the top teams in the state, and beyond, when they competed at the 50th Centennial Invitational, held Saturday at Centennial High School.

The Tigard girls had the top showing among the local squads, as they tied for eighth place in the team standings at the 48-school meet with a score of 20 points.

Sophomore Elise Conroy led the way for the Tigers, as she triumphed in the shot put event with a personal-best mark of 41 feet, 1 inch.

Also for the Tigard girls, senior Lindsey Rosette took fifth place in the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.11 seconds. Tiger freshman Victoria Prouty took fifth place in the pole vault with a mark of 10-0. Tigard senior Megan Franz ran to seventh place in the 800 in 2:20.12.

The Tualatin girls also had a victor at the meet, as senior Laura Taylor took first place in the pole vault event with a height of 12-0.

For the Sherwood girls, who finished in a tie for 21st place in the team standings with 11 points, senior Elyse Cuthbertson took fourth place in the shot put with a distance of 37-0. She also placed seventh in the javelin with a throw of 118-1 and she was ninth in the discus at 108-8.

Lady Bowmen junior Mikala Otto took fifth place in the long jump with a mark of 16-2.5.

For the Tigard boys, sophomore Tyler Rosette placed fourth in the 400 with a time of 51.84. Rosette also teamed with junior Tyler Powers, senior Martin Ramos III and senior Elijah Greenwalt-Simon to place eight in the 4 x 400 relay with a time of 3:30.22.

Tigard senior Jake Price tied for ninth place in the pole vault with a mark of 12-6.

For the Tualatin boys, senior Ryan Wisner cleared 6-3 to take fifth place in the high jump.

Central Catholic took first place in both the boys and girls team standings at the invitational.