Track Teams Split With Beaverton


Jaxom Moore, Ransom Gravatt, and Teddy Kortenhoff take the lead in the 1500m run at Beaverton. Gravatt won the race in 4:15.68, and Graham was second in 4:18.68.

I think we will do very well now that we have some time to prepare.”

— Charlotte Richardson

The boys’ varsity track team beat Beaverton 76-69 on March 19, and the girls lost 76-69. “We normally do very well against Beaverton,” senior JV thrower Evan Smith said.

“I was excited that the boys won, but I still think we have a lot of work to do,” coach Charlotte Richardson said. The JV boys team also beat Beaverton, but the JV girls lost. “A lot of newer people have started joining, and many of our best varsity players from last year have graduated,” Smith said.

Notable performances on the boys’ side included sophomore Ransom Gravatt, who won the 1500 meters with a time of 4:15.86. Ronald Graham was second in 4:18.68. Liam Burke led a Lincoln sweep of the 3000m in 9:06.97. He was followed by Coby Eastwood (9:17.8) and Ronald Graham (9:34.47). Taking first in the 400m was Ryan Fujita in 50.88.

Senior Karl Sanft won the shot put with a throw of 51’3’’ — 8’8’’ farther than the second best competitor. Long distance runners claimed the top five places in the varsity 800, led by Gabe Collins (2:02.14), Josiah Langstaff (2:02.35), and Michael Sheldon (2:06.39).

On the girls’ side, the varsity 4 x 4 relay team took first place by nearly 45 seconds. Freshman Sarah Nasson won the 100 meters with a time of 13.32, and senior Tess Michaelson won the 400 in 58.54, the fastest time in the state this season. Julia Eckelmann won the javelin with a throw of 99’09’’, 12’1’’ ahead of second place.

The next dual meet is at Sunset on April 9. The first home meet will be against Aloha on April 16.

“I was so happy at the end of the meet because we have a lot of potential,” Richardson said. “I think we will do very well now that we have some time to prepare.”

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