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Tualatin teams are tipped by Newberg

The Wolves turn in some strong marks at Jesuit Relays


The Tualatin High School track and field teams had some strong performances against Newberg, but that wasn’t enough for the Timberwolf squads to come away victorious.

Both Tualatin teams were edged by the Tigers in a Pacific Conference dual meet held April 30 at Newberg High School.

The Tualatin girls were tipped 79.5-65.5 by Newberg. The loss gives the Wolves a 3-1 record in conference meets.

Tualatin sophomore Nicole LaTourette and senior Laura Taylor were each two-time winners for the Wolves at the meet.

LaTourette sprinted to victory in the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.91 seconds and she had a winning mark of 1:01.46 in the 400.

Taylor cleared 12 feet, 5 inches to take first place in the pole vault and she had a winning distance of 15-9.75 in the long jump.

Also for the Tualatin girls, sophomore Sofie Ortiz won the shot put with a mark of 30-1 and sophomore Karina Moreland triumphed in the triple jump at 35-4.5.

The Tualatin 4 x 400 relay team of junior Jasmine Gilmore, sophomore Emily Leonard, freshman Kate Intile and Moreland ran to victory in 4:17.08.

The Tualatin boys fell 89-56 to unbeaten Newberg. The loss gives the Wolves a conference mark of 1-3.

Tualatin did find some success on the track at the meet. Timberwolf senior Nick Hines won the 100 in 11.01. Junior Billy Caulder ran to victory in the 800 in 2:06.65. Junior Matthew Lovos triumphed in the 1,500 in 4:22.40. Sophomore Mark French had a winning time of 9:38.11 and senior Robbie Ellis won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 41.68.

In the 4 x 400 relay, Ellis, Calder and Lovos teamed with sophomore Malachi Seib to get a win in 3:40.57.

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

For the Tualatin girls, Taylor triumphed in the pole vault with a height of 12-0. Moreland took third place in the triple jump with a distance of 37-0.5.



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