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Trojans take to the track one last time

It was a good two days of competition for the Oak Ridge track and field athletes at the Masters trials on May 29 and the Masters finals on May 30 at Elk Grove High School.

Three Oak Ridge athletes obtained personal bests at the Masters trials on May 29. Junior Brandon Jetter set a school record in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.09. The previous record was 11.13 set by S. Hill in 1988. Junior Kate Sanders raced very well in the 100 meter high hurdles and set a personal record with a time of 16.04. Kate’s time is the fourth fastest all-time at Oak Ridge. Senior Ashley Dean set a personal record in the pole vault with a jump of 10 feet, 1 inch. Ashley’s mark is the fourth best all-time at Oak Ridge. Senior Rachel Peterson raced in her last high school 3200 meter race at Friday’s finals. Shortly after her race, Rachel participated in a graduation ceremony on the track.

No Oak Ridge athletes qualified for the state meet. Nine of the athletes who competed at the Masters trials and finals will be returning next year.

Masters trials
Kate Sanders, 6th in heat, 15th overall in Girls’ 100 meter high hurdles, 16.04
Brandon Jetter, 5th in heat, 11th overall in Boys’ 100 meter dash, 11.09
Ashley Dean, 10th in Girls’ pole vault, 10 feet, 1 inch
Kylie Harrop-St. John competed in Girls’ pole vault, NH
Kasian Strawick, 8th in Boys’ pole vault, 13 feet in 8 inches
Austin Laut competed in Boys’ pole vault, NH
Griffin Prather, 4th in heat, 14th overall in Boys’ 300 meter intermediate hurdles, 41.12
Kristina O’Donnell, 6th in heat, 18th overall in Girls’ 300 meter low hurdles, 47.93

Masters finals
Briana Dulgar, 13th in Girls’ 1600 meter run, 5:20.60
Rachel Peterson, 14th in Girls’ 3200 meter run, 11:23.85
Will Vaughn tied for 6th in Boys’ high jump 6 feet, 3 inches
Justin Priest in six-way tie for 11th in Boys’ high jump, 6 feet, 1 inch
Alexa Ray in 12-way tie for 8th in Girls’ high jump, 4 feet, 11 inches

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