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Sophomore Makayla Long takes second in two events, qualifies for state in both

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior Sophie Conrad races to fourth place in the 100-meter high hurdles during the Three Rivers League district track meet at Oregon City's Pioneer Memorial Stadium on Friday, May 17.The competition at the 2019 Three Rivers League district track meet was as fierce as ever.

So what did the West Linn girls team do? The Lions stepped up and took their best shots at the TRL's best.

The Lions saw sophomore Makayla Long come through with a pair of runner-up finishes at district and qualify for state in both events, while the team added another four top-four finishes at the meet.

The complete team scoring for the meet — held Wednesday, May 15, and Friday, May 17, at Oregon City's Pioneer Memorial Stadium — included: Tualatin 130, Oregon City 120, Lake Oswego 95, St. Mary's 78.5, Tigard 76, Canby 58, West Linn 52 and Lakeridge 51.5.

Next up for the Lions' best is the Class 6A state meet, set for Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, at Mt. Hood Community College.

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn sophomore Makayla Long makes a throw in the discus competition during the Three Rivers League district meet at Oregon City's Pioneer Memorial Stadium on Friday, May 17.Long did her part in the throws, finishing second in both the javelin and discus, and also took fourth in the shot put competition. In the javelin competition on the meet's first day, Long's best throw measured 123 feet, 5 inches and placed her second behind St. Mary's winner Isabelle Esler and her mark of 138-6.

In the discus on the meet's second day, Long notched a personal-best throw of 145-7 to take second again, this time trailing only Oregon City winner Anessa Chirgwin and her mark of 147-8. In Long's other individual event, the shot put, she threw 35-1 to place fourth, with event-winner Ava David of Lake Oswego posting a 38-9.5.

The Lions' trio of other top-four finishes all came courtesy of senior Sophie Conrad. While Conrad missed qualifying for state in any of her three individual events, she placed fourth in the 100-meter high hurdles at 16.08 seconds, took fourth in the 300 intermediate hurdles with a mark of 48.31, and was fourth again in the long jump at 16-7.


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