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EUGENE — North Medford's Halley Folsom finished in third place in the 300-meter hurdles and Blake Spencer improved on his state-best mark in the 800 during the Oregon Relays in track and field action at Hayward Field on Saturday.
Fifty-five high school teams from around the region participated.
Folsom recorded a time of 45.83 seconds, while Spencer finished in 1:54.96 — marking the second best time in North Medford's program history.
Also for the Black Tornado, Emily Carlson captured eighth in the long jump (16-93/4). Luke Fotualli picked up eighth in the 300 hurdles (40.93) and 10th in the 110 hurdles (15.58).
Preston Chachere secured eighth in the javelin (165-7) and L.T. Hoak was ninth in the pole vault (12-51/2) for North, while Ray Schireman's 10th-place finish in the 3,000 (8:57) came with the second best time in school history.
North's 4x400 relay squad — made up of Spencer, Tim Beick, Fotualli and Devyn Baldovino — came in 11th (3:32.21).
The Black Tornado finished in 33rd place out of 55 teams in combined team scoring. Federal Way, Wash., won the team competition.
PREFONTAINE ROTARY INVITATIONAL — At Coos Bay, Cascade Christian's Levi Girardot won three events and teammate Brandon Williams picked up two victories in the 13th annual Prefontaine Rotary Invitational at Marshfield High. The meet featured 24 schools.
Girardot recorded the top effort in the javelin with a throw of 174 feet, 9 inches. He also won the long jump (20-91/2) and triple jump (42-6), and was named the male jumper of the meet.
Williams took first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.43 seconds and was second in the 200 (23.57).
Cascade Christian's Aric Alcantara placed ninth in the long jump (19-2) and 10th in the 100 (11.92). Teammate Daniel Grissom was 10th in the discus (116-8).
On the girls side, Cascade Christian's Cheyenne Auchard placed third in the discus (103-4) and ninth in the javelin (98-1).
Teammate Gracie Bevan claimed fifth in the 300 hurdles (50.10) and eighth in the 100 hurdles (17.64), while Katelyn Stephens was eighth in the 800 (2:45.48) and ninth in the 400 (1:05.12).