While athletes who qualified for the Oregon Relays competed at Hayward Field over the weekend, 22 other Lane men and women competed at the Cougar Open in Oregon City on April 19.

The meet featured five NWAACC schools, including Lane. It gave athletes who didn’t meet the marks necessary to qualify for the Oregon Relays a chance to stay sharp and also compete in events outside their normal repertoire.

Freshman Justin Angove claimed the Titans’ only victory of the meet. He finished first in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in a time of 56.24 seconds, blowing away the competition by over five seconds.

On both the men’s and women’s sides, the Titans were represented strongly in all throwing events.

Freshman Tanner Easterlick finished third in the hammer toss and fifth in the discus, while freshman Megan White placed third in both the discus and hammer, as well as fifth in the shotput.

Freshman Nicole Maurmann claimed a second place finish for Lane in the 800-meter run, finishing in a time of 2:26.81.

Freshman Tenaya Smith cleared 4’11.75″ in the high jump which qualifies for the NWAACC championships this season.

Editor’s note: Tenaya Smith is The Torch staff web editor.