Track Districts: Jesuit, Sherwood, Lincoln Secure District Titles

Three more track district meets are in the books after a Thursday of action in McMinnville, Beaverton, and Portland. Here is the recap from the latest district meets to crown champions this week:

Metro League

To the surprise of nobody, the Jesuit Crusaders are queen of the Metro League once again in 2022. Through their dominance in the distance events, 4×400 relays, Javelin, and Triple Jump, the Crusaders ended up with a fine looking 391 points to defeat Mountainside’s 275 points in the runner-up position.

The most exciting event took place in the 100 Hurdles, where a photo finish went down between Westview’s Xian Hartenstein and Beaverton’s Amariah Clay, resulting in a near dead tie that required much review before a winner could be announced. In the end, Hartenstein was crowned the champion by hundredths of a second difference over Clay. In the 4×100 relay, Mountainside upset Jesuit by a half-second to win the event, an almost near as exciting event as the 100 Hurdles.

Here are the final Metro League results:

Champion: Jesuit (391)

2nd to 7th: Mountainside (275), Sunset (218), Westview (142), Southridge (133), Beaverton (127), Aloha (12)

Photo: Eric Watkins, Elite Oregon Girls

Pacific Conference

Down at Linfield College in McMinnville, events winded down for the Pacific Conference Championships. In what turned into a major blowout, Sherwood blew the doors off the league with a 420.5 point turn-in for the meet, winning by almost 200 points over second-place Glencoe (244).

While the Lady Bowmen only won four events, their great team placements in the long distance events, both relays, and mainly all track events is what got them to the summit of the Pacific Conference. Glencoe’s second-place finish was fueled from a balanced team effort in both field and track events, comparatively was Newberg’s third-place performance that got them within 14 points of the Crimson Tide in McMinnville. Here are the full conference results:

Champion: Sherwood (420.5)

2nd to 7th: Glencoe (244), Newberg (226), McMinnville (164), Forest Grove (162), Liberty (50.5), Century (48)

Portland Interscholastic League

In the closest contested league of the day, Lincoln took home the PIL title ahead of Ida B. Wells and Cleveland. The Cardinals had strong showings in most events, picking up five individual titles during the championships. Roosevelt star Lily Jones star-struck in the 100 and 200 meter events, throwing up an 11.65 and 23.98 to win each race by over a second. Jefferson and Cleveland picked up individual winners in Jillian Miller and Piper Harmon, breaking through against their tough PIL counterparts. Here are the full PIL results:

Champion: Lincoln (300)

2nd to 9th: Wells (230), Cleveland (170), McDaniel (130), Roosevelt (116), Franklin (112), Grant (98), Benson (80), Jefferson (74)

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