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Track and Field: Trojans split season opener


Kennedy boys take a decisive win over the Lions, but the short-handed girls fall to Jefferson

by: PHIL HAWKINS - Freshman Bishop Mitchell cleared 5-foot-8 to take first place in the high jump on March 18 at Jefferson High School.by: PHIL HAWKINS - With a throw of 26-9 in the shot put Sidney Pulse took first place in the event. It didn’t take long for the Kennedy boys to put their stamp on the 2014 season. The Trojan boys team won 16 of 19 events at Jefferson High School on March 18 to win 91.5 to 32.5 against the Lions.

The upperclassmen dominated the throwing events, guided by senior Daniel Glaede’s sweep of the shot put (38-9), discus (111-3) and javelin (152-0). Fellow senior Jesus Conejo enjoyed a career-day, finishing runner-up in each event with personal records in the shot put (37-11), discus (110-0) and javelin (104-7).

Sophomore Angel Mendez scored a pair of first-place finishes in the long jump (18-4) and triple jump (38-8).

In their freshman debuts, Noe Jines took first in the 1,500-meters (4 minutes, 49.9 seconds) and the 3,000 (10:30.70), while Bishop Mitchell took home first in the 100 (12.54) and high jump (5-8).

The girls team was without several of their top athletes and fell 68-63 to Jefferson, but the team was not without individual success.

Freshman Sarah Therkelsen won the 100 hurdles (19.53), the 300 hurdles (1:19.09) and the high jump (4-4). Senior Cheyla Moranchel set a new PR in the 3,000 with a first-place time of 12:57.50, while junior Lauren Stokley took first in the 1,500 (5:41.44).

by: PHIL HAWKINS - Daniel Glaede's mark of 111-3 in the discus was just enough to edge teammate Jesus Conejo for first. Glaede went on the place first in the shot put and javelin as well.In the throwing events, senior Sidney Pulse scored a pair of wins in the shot put (26-9) and the discus (84-3), leading a 1-2-3 sweep of both events for Kennedy.

The girls team was at full strength Thursday with a trip to Stayton to compete in the Regis Coed Relays.

Junior Loghan Sprauer saw her first action in the field events, taking first in the high jump with a mark of 5-4 and second in the long jump with a PR of 14-11.

Senior Madison Sprauer was second in the pole vault after clearing 8-0 and Amelia Grosjacques placed sixth in the javelin with a throw of 85-5.

The Trojans next compete Wednesday at the Canby All Comers Meet, followed by a two-day event on Friday and Saturday for the Sweet Home Decathlon.