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Tigard boys still perfect in league


The Tigers top Hillsboro 96-49 to move to 4-0

HILLSBORO — Another meet, another win for the Tigard High School boys track and field team.

The Tigers moved to 4-0 in Pacific Conference meets, keeping them tied with Newberg for the top spot in the standings, by rolling to a 96-49 win over Hillsboro in a conference dual meet held April 30 at Hare Field.

Senior Devin Roche helped Tigard get the victory, as he ran to a pair of wins in the distance events. Roche triumphed in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4 minutes, 18.43 seconds and he had a winning mark of 9:35.74 in the 3,000.

Also on the track for the Tigard boys, sophomore Alex Gradin sprinted to victory in the 100 in 11.78, junior Tyler Powers won the 200 in 24.26, freshman Nick Speth took first in the 800 in 2:13.38 and senior Michael Roberts had winning time of 16.41 in the 110 high hurdles.

The Tigers also got a win from their 4 x 400 relay team of sophomore Tyler Rosette, senior Elijah Greenwalt-Simon, senior Martin Ramos III and Powers, which had a winning mark of 3:28.95.

In the field events, Greenwalt-Simon won the high jump with a mark of 6-2, senior Byron Hammick had a winning throw of 159-3 in the javelin and senior Jake Price cleared 12-0 top place first in the pole vault.

The Tigard girls were tipped 83-62 by Hillsboro in last week's meet, giving the Tigers a league record of 1-3.

Sophomore Elise Conroy had a pair of wins in the throwing events for Tigard. Conroy triumphed in the discus with a throw of 112 feet, 11 inches. She also had a winning mark of 37-6.25 in the shot put.

Also for the Tigers in the field events, sophomore Daria Weber won the javelin with a distance of 110-2, freshman Sareena Patzke took first in the high jump at 4-10 and she won the long jump at 16-1 and freshman Victoria Prouty cleared 9-0 to win the pole vault.

On the track, Tigard senior Megan Franz had a winning time of 5:08.71 in the 1,500 and junior Hannaly Duff-McGaughey won the 3,000 in 11:41.47.

The Tiger teams also competed at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays, held Friday at Jesuit High School.

For the Tigard girls, Conroy took third place in the shot put at 38-0.5 and she was fourth in the discus with a mark of 119-10.

Prouty cleared 10-0 to take sixth in the pole vault and Franz ran to seventh place in the 1,500 in 4:55.81.

For the Tigard boys, Roche was 10th in the 1,500 in 4:09.13.

The Tigard teams were scheduled to finish their regular-season schedule Wednesday when they hosted Century, Forest Grove and Newberg in a four-team conference meet. Results of that meet weren't available when The Times went to press.