Athletic directors at the Class 5A level have proven to be the most invested in controlling their own playoff destiny since a switch to the...
For the week ending May 25
Stephanie Croy, Cascade Christian girls track and field
The senior was second in the Class 3A state 3,000 meters, clocking 11:02.75, and followed it up with a third-place finish in the 1,500 with a career-best time of 4:58.77.
Halley Folsom, North Medford girls track and field
The junior won the state championship in the Class 6A high jump, clearing 5 feet, 5 inches, and placed second in the 300-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 44.09 seconds. She also ran a leg on the 4x400 relay that placed sixth.
Tori Romig, Phoenix girls track and field
The senior matched the best Class 4A discus throw at the state meet with a heave of 133-5, but was relegated to second place when the tiebreaker went to the second throw. She improved her personal best by nearly 7 feet.
Tracy Salgado, St. Mary’s boys track and field
The senior used a big finishing kick to capture the Class 3A state gold medal in the 800 meters with a time of 2:00.67, capping a day in which he was third in the 400 (51.19) and helped the Crusaders to fifth in the 4x400 relay.
Dylan Wu, St. Mary’s boys golf
The senior became the first small-school player to win back-to-back state titles in nine years, shooting 2 under par in the 3A/2A/1A tournament and leading the Crusaders to their fourth straight crown.