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Dobry, Crusaders earn Nike Pre National titles

PORTLAND — St. Mary’s junior Marissa Dobry took first and the Crusader girls won the Nike Pre Nationals Division 3 cross country title out of 25 schools at Portland Meadows Race Track on Saturday.

Dobry, a transfer from Michigan who has won all six races she’s been in this year, completed the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 50.60 seconds for St. Mary’s, which finished with 132 points. Medical Lake of Washington was second (142).

Gianna Isola was 23rd (21:27.88) out of 95 runners, Rachel Bennion 25th (21:31), Maddy Schwartz 43rd (22:05.16) and Taylor Kreul 50th (22:17.48) for the Crusaders, who were second at the race last fall.

The St. Mary’s boys finished 20th out of 21 teams in Division 3.

At the Division 2 level, junior Victoria Haynes set a personal record and took second out of 95 runners with a time of 19:05.77 for the South Medford girls, who placed fifth out of 26 schools with 187 points. Franklin (147) won the team championship.

South Medford’s Lela Stemple was ninth (20:05.70), Eagle Point’s Ariana Marks 14th (20:25.77), South Medford’s Giana Pedrojetti 36th (21:12.28) and South Medford’s Amy Watson 44th (21:25.89).

At the Division 1 level — the most advanced of the three divisions — the Panther boys finished 11th out of 28 teams with 313 points and Phoenix took 19th (465). Redondo Union of California won (111).

Randy Mena was 17th out of 95 runners (16:30.64) for the Pirates, while South Medford’s Cody Larson placed 27th (16:43.68).

In Division 1 girls, the Pirates came in eighth out of 22 teams behind a personal-best, fourth-place performance by Danielle Jantzer (19:00.97) out of 95 racers.

Emma Amundsen (19:29.59) placed 12th and Nevina De Luca (19:57.45) 24th for Phoenix.

STANFORD INVITATIONAL: At Palo Alto, Calif., North Medford senior Conner Covey finished 24th out of 247 runners with a time of 16 minutes, 20 seconds at the 41st Stanford Cross Country 5,000-meter Invitational.

Teammate Sean Fagan took 161st (17:53) in the same Division I race for North Medford, which placed 30th out of 36 schools.

Kaleb Kunes of Buena High in California won (15:29).

On the girls side, Black Tornado freshman Clare Ebert was 99th out of 205 runners (21:02). Jaci Brumble finished 110th (21:14) for North, which came in 25th out of 30 schools. Gillian Meeks of Henry M. Gunn High in California won in 17:42.

Water Polo

CALIFORNIA CAPITAL CHALLENGE: At Roseville, Calif., Ashland went 2-2 to finish fourth in the girls B bracket at the 24-team event.

Against their California counterparts, the Grizzlies posted a 13-3 win over Hoover and 15-5 win over Roseville but lost 15-12 to Oakridge and 13-9 to Sonora.

Sabrina Scoggin combined to score 26 goals in the four matches to pace Ashland, while Elisabeth Tappert had three goals and three steals against Hoover and one goal and two steals against Sonora. Amelia Zeve added three goals against Roseville and four steals against Oakridge, while Laurel Tappert had three steals against Sonora and Leilani Sukeles scored twice against Oakridge.

Goalkeeper Kyilynn Boehm combined to make 13 saves in the two wins.

Boys Water Polo

NEWBERG INVITE: At Newberg, Ashland took fourth out of 10 teams at the Newberg Invitational after going 2-2 on Saturday.

In an 11-5 win over Marist, Ashland’s Tristan Gavin had three goals and four steals and Luke Abell two goals and a steal.

Devon Lancaster had two goals, four steals and an assist and Gavin three goals and two steals in the Grizzlies’ 6-5 victory over Wilson High of Washington.

Newberg beat Ashland, 13-2, and West Albany downed the Grizz, 13-2.