CENTRAL POINT — Organizers of the Crater Track and Field Classic wanted to add a special touch to the 43rd event Saturday.

They christened a couple races “elite” in order to showcase top talent, then waited for the talent to show up in those events, the boys and girls 100 and 800 meters.

It wasn’t a long wait.

Using muscles made limber by a rare sunny spring day, runners at those distances and athletes across the board excelled.

Grants Pass sprinter Deshae Wise had a day for the ages, breaking two girls meet records, including one, in the 100, that stood for 42 years.

Eagle Point’s Anthony Gray, another elite-event performer, won both boys sprints in personal-best times and added a victory in the long jump.

Phoenix’s Danielle Jantzer looked strong in taking the girls 800 and 1,500.

Crater’s Andy Monroe fought through a groin ailment and near calamity at the finish line to set a personal best in the boys 800.

Crater’s Cal Duke won the high hurdles, then was second in the intermediates despite running the fastest time in Class 5A.

The headliners certainly came out as the Grants Pass boys (289 points) and the Bend girls (286) won team titles in the 18-school extravaganza.

The elite concept, said Crater assistant coach Justin Loftus, is to have “some unique events that stick and maybe bring in some more individuals and teams.”

Different from other events on this day, entrants in the top 100 and 800 heats had their names called before the races, received special T-shirts and the winners got gift certificates.

How the idea evolves remains to be seen, given the Classic competes with other meets across the state, notably the Oregon Relays in Eugene.

“At least we can showcase the races and see where that goes,” said Loftus.

Where it went for Wise was straight into the record book.

The senior began her day eclipsing the 100 standard with a time of 11.88 seconds. The old record was established a quarter century before she was born, in 1975, when Thurston’s Jackie Hunter went 11.98.

Wise didn’t know what the record was until after the race.

“Oh, wow,” she said, taking stock of how long it stood. “That makes me feel really accomplished and excited. I didn’t even think about the meet record. I was just really overwhelmed that I got sub-12 for the first time.”

Her other record was in the 100 hurdles. Her time of 14.30 shattered 2005 mark of 15.09 by Summit’s Lindsey Zimmerman. Wise missed a third record in the 300 hurdles. Her win in 45.15 was .09 off.

Each of her times Saturday gave her state bests by sizable margins.

Gray made a similar move on the state rankings. His winning time in the 100 of 10.87 vaulted him to No. 1 in 5A, and his 200 win in 22.54 ranks second.

Gray, a senior, also claimed the long jump at 20 feet, 11 inches, an inch off his PR.

He was all smiles after hearing his 100 time.

“Pretty good, pretty good,” he said, assessing his feelings. “I like the sound of that.”

He was motivated by a couple challengers whose PRs were better than his at the time, he said, “So I just gave it all I got.

“The weather made it perfect. It wasn’t too cold, it wasn’t rainy. It just made me go hard.”

Jantzer won the 800 in 2:21.8 and the 1,500 in 4:52.24, both season bests.

She used different tactics in each, hanging off the shoulder of Bend’s Grace Perkins in the first race, the 1,500, then pulling away on the last lap. In the 800, she took charge early.

The senior had focused on her pace in previous meets. On this day, she had the green light from her coach to forget about timing herself and go for the wins.

“I love to race, that’s why I do it,” Jantzer said after the 1,500. “I love the game of racing. It’s just all about having fun. … So that right there was fun. Just do what you do.”

Monroe had his sights on about 1:50 prior to the race, but with a tender groin, the junior backed off the notion.

Still, his win in 1:53.20 is a state best for all classes and a PR by 4/10ths of a second.

He and Grants Pass’ Nathan Burton ran side by side until Monroe, who had missed two days of training, went for broke with 300 meters remaining.

“It was like, let’s just turn it on, open it up,” said Monroe. “I knew he’s a great runner. I knew he was going to be right there. Nothing in my mind told me he was going to drop (back). That was a really competitive 300; that was amazing.”

As the two got within 10 meters of the finish, Burton stumbled and tumbled, and Monroe nearly did likewise as he leaned across the line.

Duke won the 110 highs in 15.47, then duked it out with North Valley standout Hunter Comyford in the 300 intermediates. Comyford won in 40.19, while Duke settled for a 5A-leading 40.30.

Other local winners on the boys side included Crater’s Jantz Tostenson in the 1,500 (4:06.34) and Crater’s Griff Hokanson in the 3,000 (9:02.15).

In the girls meet, South Medford’s Lydia Scott captured the 3,000 (10:50.88), and North Valley sophomore Baylee Touey took over the state lead in the 200 — from Wise — in 25.22.

BOYS

TEAM SCORES: Grants Pass 289, South Medford 206, Crater 184, Roseburg 125, Bend 118, Eagle Point 112, North Valley 65, Klamath Union 59, Thurston 44, hidden Valley 42, Henley 40, Ashland 12, Phoenix 10, Yreka 8, Rogue River 6, St. Mary’s 4.

100 — 1, Anthony Gray, Eagle Point, 10.87; 2, Mark Hubbard, Grants Pass, 11.24; 3, Hunter Comyford, North Valley, 11.30.

200 — 1, Anthony Gray; Eagle Point, 22.54; 2, Ethan Moe, Grants Pass 22.84; 3, Austin Kramer, Crater, 22.90.

400 — 1, Ethan Moe, Grants Pass, 49.93; 2, Nick Marshall, Eagle Point, 51.16; 3, Victor Mitchel South Medford, 51.30.

800 — 1, Andy Monroe, Crater, 1:53.20; 2, Nathan Burton, Grants Pass, 1:54.93; 3, Barrett Titus, Grants Pass, 2:00.93.

1,500 — 1, Jantz Tostenson, Crater, 4:06.34; 2, Derek Tripp, Crater, 4:08.02; 3, Daniel Beckstead, Grants Pass, 4:08.54.

3,000 — 1, Griff Hokanson, Crater, 9:02.15; 2, Luke Ramirez, South Medford, 9:06.37; 3, Truett Bostwick, South Medford, 9:14.47.

110 HURDLES — 1, Cal Duke, 15.47; 2, Blaine Johnson, South Medford, 15.51, 3, Hunter Ellis, Klamath Union, 15. 59.

300 HURDLES — 1, Hunter Comyford, North Valley, 40.19; 2, Cal Duke, Crater, 40.30; 3, Alex Jarvis, Grants Pass, 41.91.

4x100 RELAY — 1, Grants Pass, (William Gross, Mark Hubbard, Ethan Moe, Tayler Phillips), 43.34; 2, South Medford, 44.65; 3, Eagle Point, 44.98.

4X400 RELAY — 1, Grants Pass (Alex Jarvis, William Gross, Nathan Burton, Ethan Moe), 3:29.62; 2, South Medford, 3:30.01; 3, Crater, 3:34.28.

SHOT PUT — 1, Tyler Sconce, Roseburg, 50-11.00; 2, Casey Carter, Hidden Valley, 47-06.00; 3, Trent Snyder, South Medford, 47-05.00.

DISCUS — 1, Calvin Claassen, Grants Pass, 169-01; 2, Tyler Sconce, Roseburg, 155-08; 3, Cody Fisher, Crater, 147-01;

JAVELIN — 1, Michelangelo Luce, Klamath Union, 176-07; 2, Dalton Rasmussen, Roseburg, 167-06, 3, Samuel Tibbetts, Roseburg, 167-03.

HIGH JUMP — 1, Tayler Phillips, Grants Pass, 6-06.00; 2, Boot Clark, Henley, 6-02.00; 3, Raymond Blasquez, Bend, 6-02.00.

POLE VAULT — 1, Boot Clark, henley, 14-06.00; 2, Brady Petz, Bend, 14-00.00; 3, Raymond Blasquez, Bend, 12-06.00.

LONG JUMP — 1, Anthony Gray, Eagle Point, 20_11.00, 2, Nick Armstrong, Bend, 20-06.00; 3, Tayler Phillips, Grants Pass, 20-02.00.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Luke Lambson, Grants Pass, 40-10.00; 2, Fletcher Brower, Roseburg, 40-05.00; 3, Nick Armstrong, Bend, 40-04.00.

GIRLS

TEAM SCORES: Bend 286, Grants Pass 237, Phoenix 134, North Valley 118, Crater 92, Hidden Valley 80, Henley 78, South Medford 58, Roseburg 56, Klamath Union 48, Thurston 48, Lakeview 46, Eagle Point 16, Yreka 15, St. Mary’s 12.

100 — 1, Deshae Wise, Grants Pass, 11.88; 2, Baylee Touey, North Valley, 12.19; 3, Maya Hopwood, Bend, 12.45.

200 — 1, Baylee Touey 25.22, 2, North Valley, 25.22; 3, Maya Hopwood, Bend, 26.50.

400 — 1, Dagny Donohue 1:03.30; 2, Aubrey Snyder 1:03.67; 3, Jenelle Hurley, Hidden Valley, 1:03.88.

800 — 1, Danielle Jantzer, Phoenix, 2:21.84; 2, Ariana Marks, Crater, 2:25.62; 3, Margaret Faliano, Crater, 2:26.80.

1,500 — 1, Danielle Jantzer, Phoenix, 4:52.24, 2, Grace Perkins, Bend, 4:56.85, 3, Ahdra Klingler, 5:08.86.

3,000 — Lydia Scott, South Medford, 10:50.88; 2, Ariana Marks, Crater, 11:04.28; 3, Jazmin Duncan, South Medford, 11:12.09.

100 HURDLES — 1, Deshae Wise, Grants Pass, 14.30; 2, Sienna Bauer, Phoenix, 16.01; 3, Tara Crosswhite, Thurston, 16.51.

300 HURDLES — 1, deshae Wise, Grants Pass, 45.15; 2, Megan hoback, North Valley, 47.86; 3, Lindsey Bonney, Grants Pass, 49.22.

4x100 RELAY — 1, Grants Pass (Molly Guera, Deshae Wise, Brooke Johnson, Lindsey Bonney), 49.52; 2, Bend, 50.28; 3, Hidden Valley 50.56.

4X400 RELAY — 1, North Valley )Lily Allen, Megan Hoback, Baylee Touey, Rebecca Miller), 4:13.99; 2, Grants Pass, 4:16.34; 3, Henley, 4:16.65.

SHOT PUT — 1, Kayla Rambo, Bend, 36-10.00; 2, Dani Dunn, Lakeview, 35-10.00; Katie Reitman, St. Mary’s, 35-09.00.

DISCUS — 1, Kayla Rambo, Bend, 131-06; 2, Isabella Hill, Roseburg, 115-01.50; 3, Kiya Wilder, Klamath Union, 114-08.

JAVELIN — 1, Ali Laborin, Bend, 118-01; 2, Jordan Kujawski, 117-02; 3, Aubree Esterline, Grants Pass, 113-09.

HIGH JUMP — 1, Aubree Esterline, Grants Pass, 5-02.00; 2, Lyndee McLauchlin, Henley, 5-02.00; 3, Megan Hoback, North Valley, 4-10.00.

POLE VAULT — 1, Alana Dickson, Bend, 11-06.00, 2, Emily Showers, Bend, 11-00.00; 3, Shaye Vanderville, Thurston, 10-06.00.

LONG JUMP — 1, Lindsey Bonney, Grants Pass, 16-09.00; 2, Anna Nash, Phoenix, 16-03.50; 3, Dagny Donohue, Bend, 15-07.00.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Sienna Bauer, Phoenix, 33-10.00; 2, Arianna O’Connor, Henley, 33-07.50; 3, Tara Crosswhite, Thurston, 33-05.00.

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