The Lions wrap up the regular season against three strong teams

by: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Meghan Carbiener gets set to unleash a throw in the shot put last week. She won the event and has one of the best marks in the league in the shot put this year. 
As it gears up for the district meet later this week, the West Linn track team wrapped up the regular season last Wednesday with a four-team meet and saw some of the top competition the TRL has to offer.

Facing Clackamas, Grant and Lakeridge, the Lions held their own and some of their top individuals got a good look at who they will need to take down in order to get to state.

In the girls meet, West Linn's Johanna Briscoe took on Grant's terrific distance contingent, finishing fourth in the 1500 in a time of 5:03.66 and third in the 3000 in 10:57.05.

In the hurdles, Diana Swanson finished third in the 100 with a time of 17.17 and fourth in the 300 in 50.93 seconds.

Swanson, along with Emily Hamel, Audrey Clow and Samantha Marioni also made up a solid 4x400 relay team which took second in 4:16.90.

In the shot put, freshmen Meghan Carbiener and Katlyn Dzwilewski finished fourth and fifth and Carbiener took second in the discus, only finishing behind the defending league champion from Lakeridge.

Caroline Swanson finished a strong third in the javelin with a throw of 103'2”.

Madeline Darrow also scored a third-place finish for the Lions, clearing 4'10” in the high jump.

In the pole vault, both Hamel and Clow cleared 8'6” to tie for fourth.

For the boys, Connor Kelly notched a strong third-place finish in the 400. Roman Ollar cruised to a four-second victory in the 800 in a time of 1:58.33 while teammate Michael Katancik took fourth.

Grayson Ollar would then win the 1500 in 4:05.25 while Conor Egan made it a West Linn sweep of the distance events, winning the 3000 in 9:15.85.

The Lions got another win in the shot put thanks to Gavin Anderson's toss of 41'3”. Anderson would also win the discus impressively with a throw of 136'6”.

West Linn finished 2-3 in the javelin with strong throws by Garrett Keizur and David Evans. Ryan Kelly would finish third in the high jump with a clearance of 5'6”.

In the pole vault, Connor Kelly took second by clearing 12-feet.

The Lions will now look to get as many individuals through to state as possible as the district meet wraps up Friday at Canby High School.

For the girls, Carbiener has the second-best throw in the league in the discus heading into the event.

For the boys, Roman Ollar has the top time in the league in the 800, 1500 and 3000 while Grayson Ollar has the second-fastest time in the 1500 and 3000.

Tristan Stallcup is seeded fourth and fifth respectively in the hurdles events while Anderson has the second best throw in the discus in the TRL.

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