Ashland girls win three duals in home swim meet
The Ashland High girls won three duals and the AHS boys one in a four-team nonconference dual round robin swim meet Wednesday at the Southern Oregon University pool.
The Ashland girls swept South Medford 106-58, Crater 128-25 and Cascade Christian 133-8, while the Ashland boys beat Cascade Christian 75-22 and lost to South Medford 104-48 and Crater 68-64.
The Ashland girls won all three relays and four individual events. Freshman Olivia McMonagle won the 100-yard backstroke in 1 minute, 15.33 seconds, sophomore Amelia Zeve won the 100 breaststroke in 1:25.81, senior Sabrina Scoggin won the 50 freestyle in 28.57 and freshman Kate Page won the 100 butterfly in 1:13.93.
The Grizz girls also won the 200 medley relay in 2:12.97, the 200 freestyle relay in 2:01.33 and the 400 freestyle relay in 4:38.25, and had the top three placers in both the 50 free and 100 butterfly.
For the Ashland boys, junior Ethan Croyle won both the 200 freestyle (2:11.34) and the 100 butterfly (1:04.68), while senior Quinn Teece prevailed in the 100 freestyle (57.26). Ashland’s boys 400 freestyle relay team also took first in 4:23.82.
Southern Oregon jumped four spots to No. 13 in the postseason NAIA top-25 poll, released Wednesday.
The Raiders (24-7) won their first pool play match at the national tournament in Sioux City, Iowa, before suffering back-to-back losses to Texas at Brownsville and Vanguard to miss out on the final 12-team tournament.
Texas at Brownsville eventually lost in the championship match.
The No. 13 postseason ranking is the Raiders' highest since they finished 11th in 2011.
SOU was one of three Cascade Conference teams to finish in the top 15. Eastern Oregon was ranked No. 8 Wednesday and the College of Idaho 14th.