MONMOUTH — Winning wasn't enough for the St. Mary's girls track team.

MONMOUTH — Winning wasn't enough for the St. Mary's girls track team.

This time, the Crusaders came to the state meet looking for a special performance, something that would go into the record books — and that's what they did Saturday at the OSAA Class 3A/2A/1A Track and Field Championships.

St. Mary's smashed the Class 2A record for team points with 120.5 and won the championship for the second year in a row. Next year, the school bumps up to the Class 3A classification.

"We wanted to go out in style," St. Mary's coach Joe Volk said. "We wanted to put (the team score record) out of reach."

At the conclusion of the meet, all eyes were on St. Mary's. The 4x400-meter relay team of Morgan Martin, Mackenzie Krieser, Abby Steinsiek and Sarah Bennion broke their own meet record by running 4 minutes, 0.92 seconds — fastest ever at the Class 2A (or 3A) level.

"We wanted to break four minutes but we can't complain about four-flat," Krieser said.

The St. Mary's boys followed suit and won the 4x400 relay in 3:27.80, clinching a fourth-place team trophy in the process.

The last race of the meet was held up by the competition brewing in the 2A girls pole vault, where St. Mary's sophomore Linnea Fong was in a tight battle with Portland Christian's Kaely Maltman. Both cleared 9-6, but Fong added the final victory to the Crusaders' total with her clearance of 10 feet. She took aim at a meet record of 10-4, but didn't make it in three tries.

St. Mary's had tied a record with last year's 95 points.

Martin, who led off the relay with a 57.8-second leg, earlier won the 800 in a meet-record time of 2:16.09 — fifth fastest all-time in 2A history.

"To end two days of track like this, you can't help but be proud of everyone — the runners, the throwers and the jumpers," Martin said.

St. Mary's began the day with a victory in the 4x100 relay, winning in 50.59 seconds. That win got the ball rolling, and the momentum never abated.

Mary Bennion came up next and took second in the 1,500 meters — wrapping up a four-year back-and-forth with Lakeview's Ashley Baldovino as the top distance runner in 2A. Baldovino won the race in 4:54.89.

In the 100, Krieser and Rachel Rostel placed third and fourth, respectively, for the Crusaders. In the 400, Steinsiek was second. In the 200, Steinsiek and Rostel went fifth and seventh.

Martin, a senior who will run at the University of San Francisco next fall, said it was an emotional day.

"These are my last races and I love these girls I'm running with," she Martin.

The boys' quartet of Jeff Reeder, Noah Kotler, Joe Delgado and Harrison Leep were targeting a school record of 3:25 but were happy anyway.

"We feel so good," Leep said. "It's nice to be first in state."

Portland Christian won the 2A boys title with 80.5 points, followed by Scio (70), Kennedy (60) and St. Mary's (54). Scio's Coulter Mastenbroek was the athlete of the meet for his 40-point day — winning the 100, 200, 400 and 300 hurdles.

"We established a top-four finish," Volk said. "It's the next step up the ladder, taking home a trophy."

Rogue River, led by Cole Watson's meet-record time of 3:55.76 in the 1,500, was in contention for the 3A boys title late in the meet. The Chieftains had 53 points and were tied with Horizon Christian with four events remaining.

From that point, each school had one athlete left. Rogue River's Mat Blanco placed a non-scoring ninth in the 800 meters, and Horizon Christian's Tony Dubenko placed third in the 300 hurdles.

Horizon Christian, of Tualatin, won its first state title. Catlin Gabel won the 3A girls title for third year in a row.

Watson, who ran in cold rain, was also intent on leaving a lasting mark on the event.

"I had a ton of people come up, all my friends," Watson said. "Some of them spent the night sleeping in their cars for two nights."

Watson, who was alone for most of his race, said he felt motivated by the presence of his rooting section.

Watson has bigger meets still to come in June. He plans to race in an invitational high school mile at the Adidas Grand Prix meet in New York, and then will run in the U.S. junior national championships.

Also in the 3A meet, Cascade Christian's boys 4x100 relay team placed second, running 44.92 seconds.

In Class 1A, Butte Falls senior Chase Ellis placed second in the 200 meters with his time of 23.40 seconds. Greg Puhl of Pacific got the win in 22.99.

Crane (girls) and Southwest Christian (boys) won the 1A team titles.

3A/2A/1A State Championships

Western Oregon University, Monmouth

Class 3A

BOYS

TEAM SCORES (Top 10, locals) — 1. Horizon Christian-Tualatin 59, 2. Rogue River 53, 3. Reedsport 42, 4. Nyssa 41, 5. Riverside 40, 6. Bandon 35, 7. Grant Union 31, 8. Colton 30, 9. Sheridan 29, 10. Westside Christian 26. Locals: 23. Cascade Christian 10.

4x100 RELAY — 1. Westside Christian (Blake Kingsley, Anthony Consolo, David Harris, Andrew Curtis), 44.79; 2. Cascade Christian, 44.92.

1,500 — 1. Cole Watson, Rogue River, 3:55.76; 8. Jared Nichols, Cascade Christian, 4:19.23.

100 — 1. Seth Wenger, Sheridan, 11.33

400 — 1. Jon Pennington, Amity, 50.27

110-METER HURDLES — 1. Tony Dubenko, Horizon Ch.-Tual, 15.68

800 — 1. Austin Collins, Colton, 1:56.86; 9. Mat Blanco. Rogue River, 2:04.09

200 — 1. Joseph Harris, Coquille, 23.13

300-METER HURDLES — 1. Cory Christoffersen, Reedsport, 41.45

4x400 RELAY — 1. Westside Christian (John Povolny, Will Freeman, Blake Kingsley, David Harris), 3:28.79

JAVELIN — 1. Tre Hale-Edmerson, Sheridan, 170-10

LONG JUMP — 1. Adam Ford, Horizon Ch.-Tual, 21-05; 2, Justin Brown, Rogue River, 20-081/4; 8. Brandon Grissom, Cascade Christian, 19-05

DISCUS — 1. Carraig Colahan, Burns, 168-06

HIGH JUMP — 1. A.J. Hedgecock, Dayton, 6-00; 4. Justin Brown, Rogue River, 5-08

GIRLS

TEAM SCORES (Top 10, locals) — 1. Catlin Gabel 85, 2. Burns 69, 3. Nyssa 44, 4. Bandon 33, 5. Valley Catholic 32, 6. Reedsport 28, 7. Harrisburg 27, 8. Rainier 25, 9. Warrenton 24, 10. Riverside 23. Locals: 29. Rogue River 7.5, 35. Cascade Christian 1.

100 — 1. Madeline Dinsmore, Burns, 12.74.

200 — 1. Madeline Dinsmore, Burns, 25.92.

400 — 1. Kayla Nagunst, Rainier, 58.23.

800 — 1. Kayla Nagunst, Rainier.

1,500 — 1. Leah Thompson, Catlin Gabel, 4:55.70.

100-METER HURDLES — 1. Payton Hummell, Warrenton, 15.98.

300-METER HURDLES — 1. Penny Irving, Colton, 47.77.

4X100 RELAY — 1. Catlin Gabel, 50.34.

4X400 RELAY — 1. Burns, 4:03.51.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1. Eloise Miller, Catlin Gabel, 36-061/2.

SHOT PUT — 1. Victoria Rodriguez, Nyssa, 41-103/4; 6. Jo-Anne Jesse, Rogue River, 36-001/4.

POLE VAULT — 1. Lindsey Wright, Reedsport, 9-09.

Class 2A

BOYS

CLASS 2A

TEAM SCORES (Top 10) — 1. Portland Christian 83, 2. Scio 70, 3. Kennedy 60, 4. St. Mary's-Medford 54, 5. Central Linn 46, 6. Lakeview 32, 7. Oakridge 30, 8. Stanfield 29, 9. Culver 28, 9. Enterprise 28.

4x100 RELAY — 1. Salem Academy (Erik Thede. Hideki Sato, Tei Ahn, Tony Kafoa), 44.68; 2 St. Mary's-Medford, 44.96.

1,500 — 1. Tom Sheehy, Union, 4:13.11; 7. Harrison Leep, St. Mary's-Medford, 4:21.38.

100 — 1. Coulter Mastenbroek, Scio, 11.18; 5, Jeff Reeder, St. Mary's-Medford, 11.65.

400 — 1. Coulter Mastenbroek, Scio, 49.22; 2. Jeff Reeder, St. Mary's-Medford, 50.93

110-METER HURDLES — 1. Preston Dace, Portland Christian, 15.86

800 — 1. Eric Holmberg, Scio, 2:01.33; 2. Joe Delgado, St. Mary's-Medford, 2:02.35; 10. Loren Westland, St. Mary's-Medford, 2:10.34 200 — 1. Coulter Mastenbroek, Scio, 22.81

300-METER HURDLES — 1. Coulter Mastenbroek, Scio, 38.45

4X400 RELAY — 1. St. Mary's-Medford (Jeff Reeder, Noah Kotler, Joe Delgado, Harrison Leep), 3:27.80

DISCUS — 1. Jeff Ellingson, Kennedy, 153-04

HIGH JUMP — 1. Derek Barth, Kennedy, 6-00

JAVELIN — 1. Mark Hanson, Portland Christian, 178-08

LONG JUMP — 1. Derek Barth, Kennedy, 20-071/2

GIRLS

TEAM SCORES (Top 10) — 1. St. Mary's-Medford 120.5, 2. Portland Christian 78.5, 3. East Linn Christian Academy 55, 4. Heppner 54, 5. Nestucca 39.5, 6. Union 29, 7. Blanchet Catholic 28, 8. Salem Academy 24.5, 9. Kennedy 24.3333, 10. Oakland 21.

100 — 1. Erica Drake, Pilot Rock, 12.68, 3. Mackenzie Krieser, St. Mary's-Medford, 13.29, 4. Rachel Rostel, St. Mary's-Medford, 13.49.

200 — 1. Erica Drake, Pilot Rock, 26.60, 5. Abby Steinsiek, St. Mary's-Medford, 27.87, 7. Rachel Rostel, St. Mary's-Medford, 27.90.

400 — 1. Hannah Whitehead, East Linn Christian Academy, 57.98, 2. Abby Steinsiek, St. Mary's-Medford, 59.22.

800 — 1. Morgan Martin, St. Mary's-Medford, 2:16.09.

1,500 — 1. Ashley Baldovino, Lakeview, 4:54.89, 2. Mary Bennion, St. Mary's-Medford, 4:56.05.

100-METER HURDLES — 1. Alexis Arnold, Portland Christian, 15.46, 7. Sarah Bennion, St. Mary's-Medford, 17.51.

300-METER HURDLES — 1. Erin Price, Heppner, 47.09, 2. Sarah Bennion, St. Mary's-Medford, 48.71.

4X100 RELAY — 1. St. Mary's-Medford (Morgan Martin, Abby Steinsiek, Rachel Rostel, Mackenzie Krieser), 50.59.

4X400 RELAY — 1. St. Mary's-Medford (Morgan Martin, Mackenzie Krieser, Abby Steinsiek, Sarah Bennion), 4:00.92.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1. Alanna McCarthy, Blanchet Catholic, 34-00, 9. Sarah Seus, St. Mary's-Medford, 30-033/4.

SHOT PUT — 1. Alexis Arnold, Portland Christian, 38-02.75.

POLE VAULT — 1. Linnea Fong, St. Mary's-Medford, 10-00, 3. Sarah Bennion, St. Mary's-Medford, 8-09, 4. Mia Harrie, St. Mary's-Medford, 8-06.

Class 1A

BOYS

TEAM SCORES (Top 10, locals) — 1. Southwest Christian 57, 2. Crane 50, 3. New Hope Christian 47, 4. Pacific 45, 5. South Wasco Cty 38, 5. Imbler 38, 7. Triad 37, 8. Damascus Christian 30, 9. St. Paul 26, 9. North Clackamas Christian 26. Locals: 22. Butte Falls 8.

4X100 RELAY — 1. Damascus Christian (Bobby Waldie, Stephen Roach, Mathew Young, Caleb Coe), 45.64

1,500 — 1. David Madison, No. Clackamas Ch, 4:13.06

100 — 1. Wesley Burgess, Imbler, 11.35

400 — 1. Eli Cunningham, New Hope Christian, 50.48

110-METER HURDLES — 1. Ryan Pierson, St. Paul. 15.68

800 — 1. Reese Lile, Southwest Christian, 2:01.57

200 — 1. Greg Puhl, Pacific, 22.99; 2. Chase Ellis, Butte Falls, 23.40

300-METER HURDLES — 1. Eli Cunningham, New Hope Christian, 40.33

4X400 RELAY — 1. New Hope Christian (David Johnson, James Rossiter, Craig Garcia, Eli Cunningham), 3:30.46

JAVELIN — 1. Jered Witty, Cove, 173-081/2

LONG JUMP — 1. Tyson Schreiber, Alsea, 20-071/4

DISCUS — 1. Jason Starr, Spray, 147-04

HIGH JUMP — 1. Charlie Jensen, Pacific, 5-10

GIRLS

TEAM SCORES (Top 10) — 1. Crane 80, 2. Damascus Christian 77, 3. Portland Lutheran 48.5, 4. Imbler 43, 5. Hosanna Christian 34, 6. Sherman 32, 6. Adrian 32, 6. Southwest Christian 32, 9. Triangle Lake 30, 10. Crow 28.5

100 — 1. Stephanie Anthony, Imbler, 13.21.

200 — 1. Lindsay LeBrun, Portland Lutheran, 27.08.

400 — 1. September O'Crowley, Crane, 59.61.

800 — 1. Mary Matchett, Hosanna Christian, 2:25.06.

1,500 — 1. Abi Wynn, Triangle Lake, 4:58.98.

100-METER HURDLES — 1. Kristan Holding, Damascus Christian, 15.74.

300-METER HURDLES — 1. September O'Crowley, Crane, 48.47.

4X100 RELAY — 1. Adrian, 53.35.

4X400 RELAY — 1. Crane, 4:16.70.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1. Kristan Holding, Damascus Christian, 34-081/4.

SHOT PUT — 1. Jesse Culley, Pacific, 35-06.

POLE VAULT — 1. September O'Crowley, Crane, 9-00.