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Bulldogs dispatch Dragons in track duel


Woodburn boys take first in nine events to score an 83-61 win over visiting Dallas

by: PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn junior Nate Bosquez took first place in the 100-meters and the long jump Wednesday against Dallas and was a part of the Bulldogs first-place 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. The Woodburn boys track and field team had its best day of the season Wednesday, beating Dallas 83-61 in a head-to-head duel for the Bulldogs’ first win of the season.

The Bulldogs took six of 10 events on the track, including a pair of victories for freshman Gustavo Lopez in the distance events, as well as wins in the sprints by junior Nate Bosquez and senior Rodolfo Hernandez.

Lopez had his best day in his limited time with the Bulldogs this season. The freshman runner took first in the 1,500 just four days after setting a personal record with a time of 4:34.20. He followed with a PR of 10:06.04 in the 3,000 to take first place in the event. Lopez sparked a sweep of the distance events for the Bulldog boys, as Julio Olmos and Alejandro Madrigal followed in the 1,500, while Eddie Bravo and Olmos placed second and third, respectively, in the 3,000.

Bosquez and Hernandez formed one half of the Bulldogs’ relay teams that each beat Dallas. The two were joined by Francisco Javier Contreras and Anthony Santillan to finish the 4x100 in 45.67. It was the second first-place win in as many races for the relay team after the quartet opened the season with a win over West Albany’s relay squad.

Contreras, Bosquez and Hernandez were joined by Joey Mack in the 4x400 to post a first-place time of 3:41.27.

Individually, Bosquez and Hernandez each contributed first-place performances as well. Bosquez placed first in the 100 with a time of 11.89 and scored a first-place mark in the long jump with a PR of 18-10. Hernandez placed first in the 200 in 24.14.

In the field events, sophomore Noah Te added two inches to his personal best in the high jump by clearing 5-10 to place first in the event. He was followed by fellow sophomore Edwin Zamora who tied his career-mark with a jump of 5-8 to place second. Zamora went on to place first in the triple jump with a mark of 36-6.5.

Senior Daniel Hernandez and junior Daniel Molina each set personal-best marks in the javelin with throws of 127-1 and 124-2 to finish second and third, respectively.

by: PHIL HAWKINS - Fellow junior Ashley Doman added points for the girls team by placing in the top three in the shot put, discus and javelin. Doman scored career-best marks in the shot and discus while taking a season-best mark in the javelin.The girls team lost 114-29 to Dallas and took first place in a pair of running events.

Junior Vanessa Rios-Gonzales finished first in the 200 with a season-best time of 28.68. She was joined by freshman teammate Annette Rodriguez, who placed first in the 1,500 with a time of 5:59.82 in her first race in the event as a high school athlete.

Junior thrower Ashley Doman added a trio of top-three finishes for the Bulldogs, setting a pair of personal-best marks in the process.

Doman finished second in the discus with a PR of 96-10 and was third in the shot put with a PR of 24-8. She added a third-place mark of 67-1 in the javelin.

Sophomore sister Kylie Doman placed second in the high jump after clearing 4-0 and was third in the 100 hurdles with a time of 20.22.

Junior Lizzy Ellingson added two more top-three finishes with a second-place time of 53.62 in the 300 hurdles and a career-best mark of 13-2 in the long jump to place third.

The Bulldogs travel to Silverton Wednesday to play against the host Foxes, as well as Mid-Willamette rivals Corvallis and Crescent Valley. Woodburn will conclude this week at the Wilsonville Invitational on Saturday.