Local runners shine at Northwest Classic
EUGENE — Crater senior Jordan Monroe placed third and the Comet girls were third out of 12 schools in the Northwest Classic at Lane Community College on Saturday.
Monroe ran the 5,000-meter race in 19 minutes, 13.4 seconds. Sprague’s Ginger Murnieks won (18:32.3), besting 81 others.
Sheldon captured the 6A/5A girls team title with 56 points, with Mountain View coming in second (69) and Crater third (112). South Medford was seventh (158) and Ashland ninth (184).
Also for the Comets, Elezebeth Allen was 17th (20:47.6) and Maggie Lacey 18th (20:47.9). South Medford’s Jazmin Duncan was 20th (20:53.7).
Ashland’s Christine Impara came in 26th (21:08.7).
In the boys 6A/5A race, Ashland’s Raymond Impara recorded a time of 17:04.5 to claim seventh out of 85.
For South Medford, Alex Villa was eighth (17:08.4), Joel Centeno 13th (17:15) and Luke Parks 16th (17:21.5).
Crater’s Kaleb Lacey took 21st (17:31.5).
West Salem won the boys crown (81 points), the Panthers were third (93), Ashland fourth (121) and Crater sixth (149) out of 12 schools.
In the 4A/3A/2A/1A races, Cascade Christian’s top efforts came from John Shipley (16th out of 84, 18:03.2) and Madelyn Scott (20th out of 74, 22:23.3).
NIKE PORTLAND XC: At Portland, the St. Mary’s girls claimed second out of 20 schools in the 5,000-meter Division 3 Varsity classification at Portland Meadows Race Track.
Shorewood won with 75 points and the Crusaders registered 89.
For St. Mary’s, Emma Bennion was 10th (20:36.49), Madeline Volk 20th (21:15.02), Meg Vasey 24th (21:25.52), Lindsey Gurr 25th (21:25.52) and Gianna Isola 26th (21:25.54) out of 105.
Marissa Dobry placed 19th out of 105 in the elite Danner Championships race, finishing in 18:39.15.
At the Division 2 boys level, Eagle Point’s Kevin Van Dyke was 18th out of 105 (16:59.60).
In the Division 1 boys race, Phoenix claimed 12th out of 18 teams behind top efforts from Robert Vos (17th out of 128, 16:31.47) and Jacob Bergren (45th, 16:59.83).
In the Division 1 girls race, Phoenix’s Emma Amundsen was eighth out of 105 (19:28) and teammate Danielle Jantzer 19th (20:06.30). Eagle Point’s Ariana Marks was 33rd (20:28.44).
STANFORD INVITE: At Palo Alto, Calif., North Medford sophomore Clare Ebert took 279th out of 1,225 after finishing the 5,000-meter Stanford Invitational run in 19 minutes, 58.3 seconds.
Jaci Brumble was 631st (21:24.3) and Victoria Messer 683rd (21:37.8) for the Black Tornado, which claimed 118th out of 171 teams.
For the North boys, Jacob Allmeranas was 515th (17:14.3), Mathew Hagemann 668th (17:35.5) and Harrison Wiltrout 872nd (18:06.6) out of 1,350. The Black Tornado finished 147th out of 188 teams.
CRUSADER INVITATIONAL: Cascade Christian beat North Bend, 25-15, 25-10, in the championship match of the six-school Crusader Invitational at St. Mary’s High.
Ellie Brown had five kills and three blocks and Caroline McMahon four kills and three aces for the Challengers (10-1).
In the semifinals, Brown had nine kills and three aces and Cascade Christian beat the Crusaders, 25-20, 25-12. For St. Mary’s, Madi Christensen had six kills and Hallie Shean was 7-for-7 serving.
Etna beat Rogue River in a consolation match, 24-26, 25-17, 15-6. On the day, Destiny Rangle recorded 23 digs, Courtney Sakraida 19 digs and 11 assists and Heather Myer 20 digs and seven aces for the Chieftains, who were 0-2 in pool play.
ASHLAND THIRD: At Newberg, the Ashland boys snagged third place in the two-day Newberg Tournament with a 7-6 overtime win over Mountain View on Saturday.
Luke Abell tallied five goals in the third-place game for the Grizzlies’ to follow up a six-goal performance against Mountain View of Washington.
The Grizzlies finished 4-2 in the event.
Ashland’s Erik Oline scored three goals against Newberg and goalkeeper Vincent Wright amassed 19 blocks and four steals in a 6-5 win over Lincoln. Ashland’s Devon Lancaster registered three two-goal contests.
The Ashland girls finished 0-4 in the California Capital Challenge.
Amelia Covert Zeve scored six goals in the Grizzlies’ final game against Oakmont B, which won 12-9.