Girls win track meet vs Tualatin

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Ralph Greene

Elijah Greenwalt Simon pole vaults at a track and field meet.

By Rebecca Ramirez, staff writer

Clouds covered the setting sun as Tigard and Tualatin High track and field athletes warmed up on the field. When the starter pistol shot, it was off to the races.

Junior Devin Roche started the 1500 race feeling confident, but lost it at the end and lost his first place standing by two seconds. However, the 3000 race was Roche’s chance to redeem himself. Roche came in first place with a time of 9:38. The top three places after Roche were all Tigard athletes: Martin Ramos, William Whitehead, and Matthew Walch.

“It doesn’t affect me,” Roche said about his loss. “Our team has so much potential, but we are very young.”

Another Tigard victory was gained by senior Cameron Bremner, who won the 100 meter dash with the time of 11.14 seconds. Bremner also received second place in the 400 meter race. Although the boys pushed their limits, the Tualatin boys won the meet.

Junior Lindsey Rosette helped push the girls’ team to victory by winning first in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.93 seconds and the 100m dash with a time of 13.00 seconds.

“I feel good, it was exciting to beat Tualatin and do whatever I could do to help our team win,” said Rosette.

After a tough loss for the boys and a triumphant victory for the girls, hopes are high for the next meet.