Warm weather greeted athletes on Friday's Nike Jesuit Twilight Relays held at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. Here are some of the highlights from the evening distance races:
The first distance relay in the evening portion of the meet was dominated by the Camas girls in the 4 X 800 in a time of 9:41.77 . They won by 17 seconds over Rocky Mountain. Each athlete ran under 2:30 for the 800 and won in convincing manner. Similar experience happened in the boy's 4 X 800 as Grant pulled away with a seven second margin over Hood River Valley with a time of 8:06.00. In the girl's DMR, Tahoma built a sizable lead with Rex Putnam in pursuit. Tahoma prevailed in a time of 12:22.70. Sunset boys took the lead in the DMR and in the last leg Roger's Isaac Briggs made a heroic attempt to win the race, but Sunset's Inbaa Chennai held off Rogers for the win in 10:33.05.
Last year's Twilight 3200 champion Sydney Collier of Skyline toed the line to defend her title. Each lap Collier added more space from the pack to defend her title with a time of 10:47.59. Keira Saavedra of Lincoln finished second in 10:55.45. One of the magical goals for boys is breaking nine-minutes in the 3200 and Friday night four boys broke the barrier led by Anthony Giesch of Newberg who won in 8:56.20. Gus Clevenger of Jesuit, Landon Heemeyer of Rocky Mountain and Hayden Boaz of Summit broke the nine-minute barrier with Giesch.
An important barrier for girls in the mile is breaking five-minutes in the mile and ten girls accomplished this on Friday night. The two stars of the race are both from Skyline High School in Washington. Anna Callahan edged her teammate Rebecca O'Keefe for the win. Callahan ran 4:48.44 and O'Keefe in 4:48.47. Very close. Friday night was a big night for the Skyline program with Collier's win in the 3200 and Callahan and O'Keefe finishing 1-2 in the mile. The boy's mile had the potential to be deep and competitive based on the entries and it did not disappoint. Tyler Sainsbury of Rocky Mountain won in 4:05.41 and Tyrone Gorze of Crater came in a close second at 4:05.47. Twelve boys broke 4:10 on Friday night!
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