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EUGENE — North Medford's Halley Folsom had a magnificent day — all in a span of about 40 minutes — at the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field Saturday.
The junior ran the second fastest time in school history in the 300-meter hurdles, took a quick turn in the high jump, then came back 15 minutes later to run only her second career 800 for the Black Tornado — and broke the 19-year-old school record.
Folsom's 800 time of 2:18.33 bettered the mark of 2:18.7 established by Rachel Ross in 1995. Folsom placed eighth in the elite high school race, but was the No. 3 Oregon runner.
She moved to No. 6 in the state rankings.
In the hurdles, her time of 44.44 seconds was good for second place and the best time in Oregon by nearly a second. In school history, it ranks behind only the 44.24 she ran last spring to win the state championship.
For good measure, Folsom high-jumped 5-2.
Also for North Medford, the boys 4x100 team of Josh Hansen, Michael Wilkins, Daniel Schuler and Aaron Browne-Moore placed eighth in 44.04 seconds; Savannah Greenwade was seventh in the girls 400 in 59.77; Hannah Anderson placed sixth in the girls javelin at 108-5; and Mario Fillipi was ninth in the pole vault at 12-111/2.
ASHLAND 7, NORTH EUGENE 1 — At Ashland, Ashland dominated the Midwestern League match at Hunter Park to improve its season record to 7-1-2.
Mischa Kirby, Gabe Lamont, Kai Weston and Owen Direnzo lost a combined three games to help the Grizzlies sweep in singles.
North Eugene played undermanned with several players missing from the trip, leaving James Winchell to play in three matches, including the team's lone win in No. 4 doubles.
SINGLES — Mischa Kirby, A, d. Gean Pearl Jones, 6-0, 6-0; Gabe Lamont, A, d. Kalen Lemon, 6-1, 6-0; Kai Weston, A, d. James Winchell, 6-1, 6-1; Owen Direnzo, A, d. Eli Miller, 6-0, 6-0.
DOUBLES — Cannon Dukes-Nate Baze, A, d. Gean Pearl Jones-Kalen Lemon, 6-0, 6-2; David Lee-Will Duncan, A, d. Alex Swartz-Turtle Green, 6-1, 6-2; Jordan O'Donnell-Rob Stallman, A, d. James Winchell-Kyle Morales, 6-1, 6-1; James Winchell-Eli Miller, NE, d. Jackson Risner-Eryl Kenner, 4-6, 6-2, 10-4.
ASHLAND 8, NORTH EUGENE 0 — At Ashland, Ashland won every match in straight sets and five without dropping a single game in a dominant effort at Hunter Park.
SINGLES — Ashley Knecht, A, d. Leah Jaeger, 6-0, 6-0; Emily Haptonstall, A, d. Ryan Londo, 6-0, 6-0; Lilli Patton, A, d. Kristy Kirkpatrick, 6-2, 6-1; Rosabelle Heine, A, d. Alecia Johnson, 6-2, 6-2.
DOUBLES — Hanna Greenberg-Vika O'Brien, A, d. Kristy Kirkpatrick-Ryan Londo, 6-2, 6-0; Katy Barnard-Cass Christopher, A, d. Alecia Johnson-Breanna Dillon, 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Barchet-Lilli Patton, A, d. Elvia Diaz Gonzalez-Stephanie Lerma, 6-0, 6-0; Soleil Heller-Sarah Kaufman, A, d. Elvia Gonzalez-Stephanie Lerma, 6-0, 6-0.