T&F takes on the Twilight Relays


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Caden Edwards was the anchor of the varsity 4×800 meter relay team for Wilsonville. Running in the rain is a distance running culture, and Wilsonville thrived in the rain at the meet.

Wilsonville has shown nothing but strong performances this track season. Something was awakened in the Wildcats at the Wilsonville Invitational, and that momentum has carried onto the meet we saw last Friday, the Jesuit-hosted Twilight Relays. 

One of the beautiful things about the Twilight Relays is in the name, the relays. Jesuit hosts a huge variety of distance relay events that can even give sprinters some more relay race opportunities.

In addition to the DMR that was hosted at the Wilsonville Invitational, Jesuit hosts a 4x800m race as well as a 4×200, which are races typically very rarely held. Wilsonville signed up teams for both girls and boys 4×800 relays and they both ran hard in the rain. 

Also, did we mention this meet was massive? This meet held roughly 85 teams, and this led to some extremely low team scores for the lower placing teams at the meet. 

Some teams who had one star athlete may have only scored around three points for their team, considering you would need to finish in the top 8 out of an average of 40 competitors per event. 

Wilsonville’s performance on the boys’ end was the top of 5A placing 5th out of 52 teams. Note, there were more than 52 teams competing, however there were only 52 teams that scored any points. 

The girls also performed on the day, and although they only scored four points, there were several athletes finishing in the top half of their events. If you are looking for more details on the event, check athletic.net and follow the Wilsonville team page to keep updated on what’s happening with WVHS track and field!