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COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL MAY 23, 2018
Clockwise from top left: Juice Clafl in crosses the fi nish line in the 110 hurdles; Hunter Hall prepares to throw the javelin on Saturday;
Sydney Boxberger watches her javelin fl y; Matty Ladd competes in high jump on Friday; Rhea Florez races in the 800 prelims on
Friday; Takoda Brooks begins his approach in the pole vault.
TRACK from B1
throughout the race and clung
on to a small group fi ghting for
that second spot.
“I defi nitely felt like I was go-
ing too fast and I wasn’t going to
have a kick,” said Talley.
He had just enough in the
last lap and was able to move
up, passing a runner in the fi nal
stretch to secure second place.
Th e Lions also picked up
points with a fi ft h-place fi nish
by Hunter Hall in the javelin;
a trio of seventh-place fi nishes
by Juice Claﬂ in (110 hurdles),
Takoda Brooks (pole vault) and
4x100 relay team (Woods, Claf-
lin, Hayden Glenn and Cooper
Ladd); and an eighth-place fi n-
ish by Glenn (300 hurdles).
Th e team fi nished with 47
points which put them in sixth
place – and just short of a tro-
phy for the top four teams – in
a historically high-scoring team
race. Since switching to the
current six-classifi cation state
model in 2007, the average third
place team has fi nished with
47 points. Th e previous high
amount of points for a sixth-
place team for 4A boys was 37
and the average for the past 11
seasons has been 34.
“Th e team points, it’s a little
bit of a sting. We were shooting
for a top four fi nish. And so as
a team, it’s hard to use the word
disappointed but that’s what we
were shooting for,” said Knutson
whose seniors were on his mind.
“I just wish we could have
gone out a little diff erently for
them. And so they could have
culminated their high school ca-
reer with something a little bit,
a little bit bigger to remember.
We were there. We were in the
On the girls side, freshman
Matty Ladd was the lone scorer
for the team as she tied for fi ft h
place in the high jump with her
clearance of fi ve-feet.
PHOTOS BY ZACH SILVA/CG SENTINEL
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