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  • SOU's Ritchie third at CCC multi-event

  • KLAMATH FALLS — Three Southern Oregon track and field athletes picked up the Raiders' first team points for the Cascade Collegiate Conference championships at the CCC multi-event championships hosted by Oregon Tech.
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  • KLAMATH FALLS — Three Southern Oregon track and field athletes picked up the Raiders' first team points for the Cascade Collegiate Conference championships at the CCC multi-event championships hosted by Oregon Tech.
    The two-day event concluded Friday afternoon, with SOU's Brandon Ritchie placing third to lead the Raiders in the men's decathlon. Ritchie's 5,952 total points garnered six team points for the Raider men in the conference title race, with the championship meet scheduled for May 10-11 in Gresham.
    Ritchie finished 13 points shy of his personal record in the decathlon, set last month at the Pacific Boxer Combined Event meet. He ranks among the NAIA's top 10 in the decathlon. He bookmarked the day with his two best performances, finishing third in the 110-meter hurdles (16.4 seconds) to start the day and placing second in the 1,500 (4:36.68) to end the meet. He placed fifth in the pole vault (3.5 meters) and javelin (41.2) and seventh in the discus (22.88).
    Amelia Maguin was third and Nicole Leaf fifth in the women's heptathlon to total 10 team points for the Raiders. After totaling 2,368 points through the first four events, Maguin placed second in the long jump (5.4 meters), third in the 800 (2:27.32) and fifth in the javelin (27.93) to reach a final tally of 4,203. That is a new personal record for Maguin and ranks among the top 10 in the NAIA this season.
    Leaf tallied 3,490 points after the conclusion of all seven events. She placed fourth in the long jump (4.66 meters) and sixth in both the 800 (2:54.71) and the javelin (27.06). The point total marks a career-best for Leaf.
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