By Julia Tantare
The Top Line
As Beaverton’s track season is kicking off, the team is showing the league who’s in charge as they win the first two meets. First against Liberty and now in an impressive victory against Mountainside High School.
Even though the Mavericks were a younger team, being only freshmen and sophomores, their team was massive. But they couldn’t intimidate the Beavers.
For the field events on the girls’ side, the shot put and discus both swept winning spots of 1, 2 and 3. The javelin throwers placed first and third place. Senior Sydney Namdar was one of those standout players in this meet placing first in both shot put with a distance and PR of 36.5 inches and javelin with a distance of 111 feet 1 inch.
For the high jump, Beaverton went 1 and 2 with Lily Reynolds placing first with a jump of 5 feet 4.25 inches. In pole vault we placed first, second and third. Fatima Beltran-Alvarez placed first with a PR of 8 feet. In the Long jump event, Beaverton placed first and second and in the triple jump, we went 1, 2, 3.
For the boys’ throwing events, they did very well also. In the shot put, the boys went 1, 2, 4 and all of them hit PR’s. Junior Ryan Turner placed first with a throw of 42.2 inches. The boys swept in the discus with sophomore, Antonio Longoria placing first with a throw of 116 feet 5 inches. In the javelin, the boys swept too. Senior Logan Bedell placed first with an impressive PR of 158 feet 4 inches.
The jumping events did very well also. The boys swept in the high jump. Senior Logan Bedell placed first with a jump of 5 feet 10 inches. They also swept in the long jump, pole vault, and triple jump. Many PR’s occurred in this meet and they picked up a bunch of points for the Beavers.
In the running events, the sprinters did very well, placing first and second in the 100 meter and 200 meter for the girls and first in the 400 meter and another first place in the 3000 meter. The men did very well these events placing first and second in the 400 meter, 800 meters, and 1500 meter, 1, 2, 3 in the 200 meter.
Overall, the boys scored 118 points and Mountainside scored 27 points. On the girl’s side, varsity scored 105 and Mountainside scored 29. This was a sweet victory for the Beavers.
The Locker Room
Junior Fatima Beltran-Alvarez was very pleased with the meet and her performance. “I was really excited to have shown Mountainside the type of team we are. I did really well in this meet and hope that our team continues to reflect how hard we are all working on our meet results.”
The Bottom Line
After Beaverton crushed Mountainside, it is safe to say that the Beaverton Track Team started off the season very strong. As one of the top teams in the district at this point, anyone who is about to compete against the Beaverton should watch out.
Left to right: Hailey Howard, Madilynn Johnson, Natalie Perkins, and Megan Elsom at the Mountainside meet after they have finished their events and had a successful meet. (Photo courtesy of Natalie Perkins).