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Stoutenburgh, others brave what is believed to be coldest Crater Classic in 36-year history

CENTRAL POINT ' The rain poured. The wind howled. And the day's chill could have knocked the ears from a brass polar bear.

The only possible records set for the Crater Classic Saturday were for lowest temperature (48 degrees) and wind-chill factor (38).

But despite what meet officials said was the worst weather in the 36-year history of the meet, a number of individuals made like Arctic hares and fared quite nicely.

That was nasty, Crater distance standout Isaac Stoutenburgh said while huddled under a tarp moments after winning the boys 1,500 meters in 4 minutes, 1.28 seconds.

Stoutenburgh ran during the storm's worst fury, but at least he was battle-tested: Two months earlier, at the national junior cross country meet in New York City, he encountered sub-20 degree temperatures and a wind chill of 8.

— You just ignore the weather as best you can, Stoutenburgh said, but the wind definitely had an effect today. All things considered, I was happy with my time.

Stoutenburgh later won the 3,000 in 8:50.83 in leading the Crater boys to the team championship with 93 points.

Nick Nutting notched the Comets' only other victory with a mark of 42-9 in the triple jump.

Grants Pass (86.5), North Medford (83.5), Hidden Valley (66) and Siuslaw (60.5) rounded out the top five boys' teams.

The North Medford girls, meanwhile, claimed the girls' title with 87 points even though a number of the Black Tornado's sprinters were ailing with injuries. One of the healthy speedsters ' Molly Brophy ' took second in the 100 (12.66) and 200 (26.23).

North Medford's lone win came in the 4x400 relay, which clocked 4:09.54.

The South Medford girls wound up second with 55 points, followed by Henley (49), Hidden Valley (48.5) and Klamath Union (48).

Meet high-point honors went to Mountain View's Ashton Eaton, who seemed unfazed by the elements as he set state bests and school records in winning the 100 (10.84) and long jump (23-9&

189; ). Eaton also claimed the 400 in a time of 50.42.

I did some indoor meets this year, and that's really paying off right now, said Eaton, who finished second in the long jump at the Class 4A state meet last season. It feels good to get those school records.

Eaton's eye-catching long jump mark Saturday came on his first attempt. He made one more leap that measured 22-10 before heavy rains made the takeoff board so wet and sloppy that his coaches ordered him to stop.

Eaton has his eyes on the all-time state mark of 25-1&

188; set by Churchill's Jordan Kent in 2001.

I think I've got a 25-foot jump in me, Eaton said. I still have some flaws in my technique. I kicked my feet out more aggressively today and that's why I got a PR.

Speaking of personal records, Grants Pass middle distance runner Matt Johnson set a big one of his own to upset the field in the boys 800. Johnson burst away from a pack of runners with 300 meters remaining to triumph in 1:57.02, shaving a hefty four seconds off his previous best time.

I didn't want it to come down to the end, so I just took off, said Johnson, who clocked 2:01 as a sophomore but didn't turn out last year. I shifted into a gear I've never been in before.

Grants Pass also won both relays despite leaving one of its best sprinters, John Ray, at home for breaking a code of conduct rule. Ray, who owns the fastest time in the 100 in the Southern Oregon Conference (11.32) and normally runs the first leg on GP's 4x400 relay that is among the state's best, could miss the rest of the season, Caveman coach Carl Sniffen said.

The girls' meet boasted one three-event winner, Mountain View's Kaitlin St. John, who captured the 100 (12.65), the 200 (26.1) and ran a leg on the Cougars' triumphant 4x100 relay (50.88).

But the day's most impressive effort in the girls' competition belonged to Hidden Valley's Ashley Gilkey. Within a 30-minute span the sophomore distance runner set lifetime bests in winning the 800 (2:20.6) and the 3,000 (10:52.27). Ten minutes later, she ran a 61.4 split on the Mustangs' 4x400 relay.

I'm pretty amazed I was able to do that, Gilkey said, especially the relay after just getting through with the 3,000. But my coach (Hidden Valley distance coach Stan Goodell) has confidence in me. I just gutted it out.

Other notable performers included:

North Medford's Almeir Barlow, who won the boys 200 (22.76), took second to Eaton in the 100 (11.43) and ran a leg on the Tornado's 4x100 relay that finished third.

Ashland's Jordan Kling, who won the girls long jump with a mark of 16-11&

190; , which ranks fourth in the state this season.

South Medford's Travis Pattan and Eagle Point's Jamie Wells, who braved the worst part of the storm to win the boys' and girls' pole vault competitions, respectively. Pattan cleared 13 feet and Wells 10 feet.

Ashland's Natalie Hemphill, who clocked a season's-best time of 4:50.18 to win the girls' 1,500 in similarly inclement conditions.

You just have to push through it, Hemphill said.

BOYS

TEAM SCORES '

Crater 93, Grants Pass 86&

189; , North Medford 83&

189; , Hidden Valley 66, Siuslaw 60&

189; , Mountain View 38, South Medford 38, Thurston 38, Ashland 34, Klamath Union 29, Phoenix 20, Eagle Point 18&

189; , Bend 18, Henley 11, Fortuna, Calif. 10, Yreka 8, North Valley 6, Chiloquin 5.

SHOT PUT '

1, Johnny Vaigafa, NM, 51-3; 2, Chris Perkins, Siu, 50-10; 3, Derek Peters, Bend, 45-9&

189; ; 4, Tyler Dungey, GP, 45-6; 5, Tyler Cam, EP, 44-8&

188; ; 6, Jason Slowey, NM, 43-6.

DISCUS '

1, Jaxon Williams, Ash, 141-0; 2, Johnny Vaigafa, NM, 137-1; 3, Jason Slowey, NM, 133-1; 4, Daren Hunt, Siu, 126-11; 5, Kyle Westerman, Bend, 126-7; 6, Justin Galligan, Pho, 120-9.

JAVELIN '

1, Brian Beadle, NM, 161-2; 2, Bransom Holm, SM, 157-9; 3, Brock Bennett, NM, 156-10; 4, Jaimo Jackson, Chil, 152-5; 5, Sam Dollarhide, HV, 151-10; 6, Alex Baz, MV, 151-4.

HIGH JUMP '

1, Ryan Pittman, Ash, 6-1; 2, Kenny Lathen, GP, 6-0; 3, Joe LeBel, Cra, 6-0; 4, Chris Dodson, Siu, 5-10; 5, (tie) Josh Pecktol, NM, Bryce Siegal, Siu, 5-10.

LONG JUMP '

1, Ashton Eaton, MV, 23-9&

189; ; 2, Tim McKee, Thur, 21-7&

190; ; 3, Ryan Van Cleave, HV, 21-7&

189; ; 4, Nick Nutting, Cra, 21-2&

188; ; 5, Tyler Beck, Cra, 20-8; 6, Terry Hodder, GP, 20-7&

189; .

TRIPLE JUMP '

1, Nick Nutting, Cra, 42-9; 2, Tony DeSimone, SM, 42-1; 3, Spencer Fogelquist, GP, 41-11; 4, Bruce Siegal, Siu, 41-3; 5, Jeremy Carter, HV, 40-7; 6, Kyle McKinnis, Pho, 40-6.

POLE VAULT '

1, Travis Patton, SM, 13-0; 2, Jordan Hayter, HV, 12-6; 3, Ryan Pyles, Yreka, 12-0; 4, (tie) Brandt Nevin, EP, Jon Saxton, KU, 11-6; 6, Tyler Breault, MV, 11-6.

110-METER HURDLES '

1, Trevor May, Siu, 15.56; 2, Jordan Hayter, HV, 15.70; 3, Cullihan Miles, For, 15.94; 4, Tory Snyder, KU, 16.04; 5, Winston Mueller, Hen, 16.11; 6, Derek Woodland, Hen, 16.20.

300-METER HURDLES '

1, Terry Hodder, GP, 42.06; 2, Mike Jiron, HV, 42.33; 3, Anthony Blackman, GP, 43.17; 4, Luke Wolfe, SM, 43.34; 5, Callihan Miles, For, 43.40 6, Jacob Ringrose, EP, 43.82.

100 METERS '

1, Ashton Eaton, MV, 10.84; 2, Almeir Barlow, NM, 11.34; 3, Tim McKee, Thu, 11.52; 4, Matt Deivert, GP, 11.55; 5, Troy Driskall, NM, 11.66; 6, Kris Butler, EP, 11.68.

200 METERS '

1, Almeir Barlow, NM, 22.76; 2, Charlie Fehl, Cra, 23.33; 3, Blake Estep, HV, 23.40; 4, Bryce Smith, Thu, 23.53; 5, Will Marasis, Siu, 23.55; 6, Kris Butler, EP, 23.71.

400 METERS '

1, Ashton Eaton, MV, 50.42; 2, Blake Estep, HV, 51.40; 3, Charlie Fehl, Cra, 52.31; 4, Mark Stork, GP, 52.56; 5, Matt Porter, KU, 53.0; 6, Jacob Colmenaro, NM, 53.34.

800 METERS '

1, Matt Johnson, GP, 1:57.02; 2, Jake Keyser, Cra, 1:58.90; 3, Levi Roudebush, NV, 1:59.23; 4, Dustin Parrish, GP, 2:00.38; 5, Tyler Davis, Pho, 2:00.69; 6, Matt Miner, Ash, 2:01.45.

1,500 METERS '

1, Isaac Stoutenburgh, Cra, 4:01.28; 2, Jake Keyser, Cra, 4:05.95; 3, Lukas Fenley, Thu, 4:10.74; 4, Kyle Kotaich, Siu, 4:16.08; 5, Tucker Bacon, Ash, 4:16.69; 6, Darrick Waugh, Hen, 4:16.93.

3,000 METERS '

1, Isaac Stoutenburgh, Cra, 8:50.83; 2, Nathan Endicott, Thu, 8:59.21; 3, Elliott Jantzer, Pho, 9:14.77; 4, Wes Cheney, Bend, 9:15.51; 5, Cameron Barleen, Ash, 9:16.78; 6, Richard Zhu, NM, 9:20.49.

4X100-METER RELAY '

1, Grants Pass, 44.67; 2, Hidden Valley, 44.94; 3, North Medford, 44.96; 4, Siuslaw, 45.06; 5, Crater, 45.11; 6, Klamath Union, 45.23.

4X400-METER RELAY '

1, Grants Pass, 3:25.76; 2, Crater, 3:33.23; 3, Klamath Union, 3:33.95; 4, Siuslaw, 3:34.08; 5, Hidden Valley, 3:34.85; 6, North Medford, 3:35.38.

GIRLS

TEAM SCORES '

North Medford 87, Mountain View 58, South Medford 55, Henley 49, Hidden Valley 48&

189; , Klamath Union 48, Ashland 47, Crater 46, Thurston 45, Grants Pass 35, Bend 29, Siuslaw 27, Fortuna, Calif. 25, Chiloquin 21, Eagle Point 18, Butte Falls 6, North Valley 6, Phoenix 6, Yreka 3&

189; , Lakeview 2.

SHOT PUT '

1, Anja Crawford, HV, 35-9; 2, Andrea Herman, SM, 34-6&

189; ; 3, Courtney Ellis, BF, 33-8; 4, Myriah McMillan, Cra, 33-3&

188; ; 5, Paige Reaves, Cra, 33-1&

190; ; 6, Alyssa Taylor, NM, 32-10.

DISCUS '

1, Andrea Herman, SM, 117-6; 2, Myriah McMillin, Cra, 109-3; 3, Anja Crawford, HV, 105-9; 4, Ruby Davis, Chi, 102-10; 5, Paige Reaves, Cra, 101-1; 6, Sarah Olson, MV, 90-10.

JAVELIN '

1, Tauni Powell, Thu, 130-8; 2, Alyssa McClellan, EP, 126-6; 3, Cheree Clark, Cra, 121-4; 4, Sarrah Schelb, Chi, 112-9; 5, Cally Young, MV, 110-6; 6, Caitlyn Nelson, Cra, 106-3.

HIGH JUMP '

1, Amanda Straw, GP, 5-2; 2, (tie) Kelly Petaja, Thu, and Ashley Berry, NM, 5-0; 4, Mikayla Morgan, Hen, 5-0; 5, Dani Case, Chi, 5-0; 6, Lorena Ochoa, Chi, 5-0.

LONG JUMP '

1, Jordan Kling, Ash, 16-11&

190; ; 2, Irene Kendig, NM, 16-7&

190; ; 3, Ashley Chambers, NM, 16-4&

190; ; 4, Ashley Potter, Thu, 16-4&

188; ; 5, Mallorie Franco, For, 16-3; 6, Courtney Cameron, GP, 16-0&

190; .

TRIPLE JUMP '

1, Ashley Potter, Thu, 35-0&

189; ; 2, Ashley Chambers, NM, 34-9; 3, Molly Sedlacek, Siu, 33-8; 4, Jessica Mortinson, Hen, 32-7; 5, Allison Wren, Ash, 32-3; 6, Kendall Gallop, SM, 32-1.

POLE VAULT '

1, Jamie Wells, EP, 10-0; 2, Holly Davis, MV, 10-0; 3, Amanda Potts, GP, 9-0; 4, Kari Lyche, Ben, 8-0; 5, Sabrina Donahoo, Yre, 8-0; 6, (tie) Rachael Richardson, HV, and Amber Tomaszewski, HV, 8-0.

100-METER HURDLES '

1, Ashley Potter, Thu, 16.20; 2, Cally Burks, Ben, 16.47; 3, Katrina Stevens, SM, 16.54; 4, Alaura Little, Siu, 16.77; 5, Natasha Luff, Ben, 16.87; 6, Megan Christinsen, Hen, 17.11.

300-METER HURDLES '

1, Sara Fletcher, For, 48.42; 2, Amanda Potts, GP, 49.61; 3, Taylor Vandehey, NV, 49.92; 4, Jan Frodsham, SM, 50.05; 5, Alley Kelley, Ben, 50.06; 6, Rachel Harding, Ben, 50.55.

100 METERS '

1, Kaitlin St. John, MV, 12.65; 2, Molly Brophy, NM, 12.66; 3, Sara Amos, KU, 13.31; 4, Jordan Kling, Ash, 13.37; 5, Denise Powell, HV, 13.42; 6, Christine Boothby, SM, 13.46.

200 METERS '

1, Kaitlin St. John, MV, 26.10; 2, Molly Brophy, NM, 26.23; 3, Sara Amos, KU, 26.73; 4, Katie Waugh, Hen, 27.33; 5, Rebecca Viets, SM, 27.46; 6, Jordan Kling, Ash, 27.55.

400 METERS '

1, Lydia Marsalli, KU, 1:00.58; 2, Amanda Baker, MV, 1:01.34; 3, Stephanie North, Hen, 1:01.42; 4, Katie Waugh, Hen, 1:01.98; 5, Aime Wingler, Cra, 1:02.47; 6, Lori Barrett, Cra, 1:02.69.

800 METERS '

1, Ashley Gilkey, HV, 2:20.6; 2, Aria Hemphill, Ash, 2:22.77; 3, Ashley Berry, NM, 2:22.79; 4, Amanda Straw, GP, 2:26.10; 5, Statia Smith, NM, 2:27.13; 6, Jennifer Hague, Siu, 2:29.91.

1,500 METERS '

1, Natalie Hemphill, Ash, 4:50.18; 2, Taylor Wallace, Hen, 4:54.75; 3, Marci Klimek, Pho, 4:58.75; 4, Chelsa McDonnell, KU, 5:06.20; 5, Brittney Dunn, NM, 5:11.45; 6, Riley Swanson, Cra, 5:11.79.

3,000 METERS '

1, Ashley Gilkey, HV, 10:52.27; 2, Kaylee Gruber, Siu, 10:54.05; 3, Brittney Dunn, NM, 11:03.51; 4, Riley Swanson, Cra, 11:08.18; 5, Emily Morehouse, NV, 11:12.16; 6, Piper Delany, SM, 11:16.06.

4X100-METER RELAY '

1, Mountain View (Kaitlin St. John, Cally Young, Janelle Urioste, Sarah Steria), 50.88; 2, Klamath Union, 51.27; 3, Fortuna, 51.86; 4, Bend, 51.98; 5, Henley, 52.06; 6, South Medford, 53.34.

4X400-METER RELAY '

1, North Medford (Irene Kendig, Ashley Berry, Molly Brophy, Jana Parker), 4:09.54; 2, Klamath Union, 4:09.86; 3, Henley 4:11.77; 4, Fortuna, 4:16.45; 5, Ashland, 4:17.19; 6, South Medford, 4:19.98.

Stoutenburgh, others brave what is believed to be coldest Crater Classic in 36-year history"dhunt@mailtribune.com.

Isaac Stoutenburgh, right, and Jake Keyser finish 1-2, respectively, in the boys? 1,500-meter run. Mail Tribune / Andrew Mariman - Mail Tribune Andrew Mariman