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By Andrew Christiansen

Cougars and Mustangs win Gorge league track trophies


Andrew Christiansen

Lorenzo Guasconi for Lyle-Wishram in the 110 meter hurdles.

Lyle-Wishram boys and Trout Lake girls were the Greater Columbia Gorge League team winners in track following Friday's meet in Bickleton. The Cougars won 11 of 17 events for an easy win, beating runner-up Bickleton by 76 points. It was a closer race among the girls with Trout Lake scoring 85.5 points to beat Bickleton and Lyle-Wishram who tied with 69 points.

The six league teams competed along with Riverside Christian, who will vie for State berths later in the month at the District 5/6 regional meet. The Lady Crusaders were the top scoring team in Bickleton with 108 points.

Gabe Montoya led Lyle-Wishram with wins in the shot put, discus and javelin. Lorenzo Guasconi was a double winner in the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles. Guasconi set a new PR of 18.56 in the 110 in spite of having to run the race unopposed. Jacob Zeigler was also a double winner, taking the 100 and 200 meter sprints. His 23.48 in the 200 was a new PR and his first sub 24 second race this year.

Other winners for the Cougars were Quincy McConville, who ran a 57.25 in the 400 meters and Josh Showalter with an 11-foot jump in the pole vault. Lyle-Wishram's relay teams were also winners. Their 4x400 team of Alex Pabon, Mo Sommer, Zeigler and McConville eclipsed their season best time set last week with a 3:43.81. Pabon, Sommer, Zeigler and Guasconi ran a 46.87 to win the 4x100.

Kate Underwood, Kya Fee and Bethany Putnam were the only event winners for Trout Lake. Underwood won the 100 meters in a PR 13.47, while Putnam set a PR in the 300 hurdles at 50.97 for the win. Putnam also won the long jump at 15-2. Fee was the winner of the 800 meters.

There were three other double winners at the meet for the girls. Lindsay Brown, of Bickleton won the high jump with her first 5-foot jump of the year, and she won the 100 meter hurdles in 17.17.

Kira Harvey, of Bickleton won her first 200 meter race of the year and she edged Putnam in the pole vault. Both girls cleared 8-feet, but Harvey won on fewer misses.

Andrew Christiansen

Kate Underwood for Trout Lake in the 100 meters.

Lyle-Wishram's Ellie Smith was winner in shot put (29-8) and discus (93-4). Smith was fifth in the javelin where her teammates, Alex Cloud and MaeLynn Luke resumed their back and forth battle. Luke jumped on top with a toss of 113-feet plus on April 29. Cloud beat Luke at Bickleton with an 108-3 toss, but both girls took backseat to the top thrower in the state, Nicole Nobbs, who won the event with a toss of 116-10.

The Lyle-Wishram win was earned with depth in several events. Pabon and Sommer ran second and third to Zeigler in the two sprints and Randy Hubbard was second behind McConville in the 400 meters. Gavyn Nelson was second behind Montoya in the javelin. The only events the Cougars failed to finish with at least one athlete in the top five were the high jump, 3200 meters, 1600 meters and 800 meters.

Trout Lake's girls were efficient with just five girls at the meet. They were in the top three with six of their nine entires and top five in all nine.

This Friday is the District meet at Bickleton, starting at 3 p.m.


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