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PREP TRACK AND FIELD ROUNDUP: Dallas girls start strong at Central meet

Courtney May, Mary Kate McGuire double winners for Dragons.

Dallas’ Courtney May (left) takes off from the starting line in her heat of the 100 meters Thursday at Central High. May won the event with a time of 13.79 seconds.

Photo by Pete Strong

Dallas’ Courtney May (left) takes off from the starting line in her heat of the 100 meters Thursday at Central High. May won the event with a time of 13.79 seconds.

March 27, 2013

PREP TRACK AND FIELD ROUNDUP

NEXT MEETS

Dallas at Crescent Valley

When: Wednesday, April 3, 3:30 p.m.

Perrydale at Chemawa

When: Thursday, April 4, 3 p.m.

Central at Junction City Invitational

When: Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.

Itemizer-Observer staff report

INDEPENDENCE -- Courtney May and Mary Kate McGuire each won two events to highlight the showing by Dallas High athletes at a four-way prep track and field meet hosted by Central on Thursday at Panther Stadium.

May finished first in the 100 meters (13.79 seconds) and tied for first in the pole vault (8 feet), while McGuire took first in the 1,500 (5:02.04) and 3,000 (10:39.02).

Also recording wins for the Dragons were freshman Kyleen Benz in the shot put (34-8«), Jessica Mitchell in the discus (94-6) and Kiley Barcroft in the high jump (4-10).

Julia Kenyon posted Central's lone win on the day, placing first in the triple jump (30-3). She also finished tied for second in the high jump (4-8).

Reba Hoffman was second in the 100 hurdles (18.02) and second in the long jump (14-10), Mandi Desmarteau took third in the 1,500 (5:38.42), and Amelia Huhn was third in the javelin (102-10) for Central.

Dallas High’s Jaylon Smothers competes in the triple jump Thursday at a four-way track and field meet hosted by Central High. Dallas’ boys placed third in the meet with a team total of 25½ points.

Photo by Pete Strong

Dallas High’s Jaylon Smothers competes in the triple jump Thursday at a four-way track and field meet hosted by Central High. Dallas’ boys placed third in the meet with a team total of 25½ points.

West Salem won the girls meet with 108« points. Dallas was second, Lebanon third and Central fourth.

West Salem also won the boys meet, piling up 160 team points. Lebanon was a distant second (68«), Dallas third (25«) and Central fourth (10).

Clay Stuhr was victorious in the 3,000 meters (9:38.91) and Tariq Miller tied for first in the pole vault (10-6) to lead the Dragons.

Central's top placers in the boys events came from Zane West (fourth, 800, 2:09.72); Grant Lindley (fourth, long jump, 19-3; tied for fourth, high jump, 5-8); Jeffrey Biester (tied for fourth, triple jump, 38-8«); and the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays, which each placed fourth.

PIRATES COMPETE AT McMINNVILLE: Senior sprinter Bridget Regan led the showing by Perrydale athletes who competed Thursday at the Jim Barks Grizzly Bear Open, which was hosted by McMinnville High School. The meet featured more than a dozen schools representing nearly every classification. Regan placed ninth in the 200 meters (28.44 seconds) and was 10th in the 100 (13.89). On the boys side, Perrydale's top placer was freshman Devin Cruickshank, who finished 12th in the 3,000 meters (10:24.00).

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