South’s Miles wins third straight SWC title
South Medford's Sara Miles captured her third straight Southwest Conference shot put championship during the first day of the district meet Thursday at South Medford High.
Miles recorded a personal best of 38 feet, 7 inches to earn a trip to Class 6A state meet next Friday and Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene.
The top two in each event make it to state, as do those who meet qualifying standards in their events and those selected as wild cards.
Sheldon leads the boys team race with 51 points and the girls with 46. The North Medford girls are second with 44.
Day 2 of the meet is Saturday at South Medford. Field events start at 12:30 p.m. and running events at 2.
Miles' previous best this season was 37-10 3/4. Her former personal best was a throw of 38-6 1/2, which placed her fifth at the state meet last season.
Her best state state placing was as a sophomore, when she was fourth.
The North Medford girls got a victory from Elise Snowden in the javelin with a throw of 125-0, a PR by 10 feet. Her teammate, Anna Lorenz, placed second at 119-6.
Brian Schireman was second in the long jump for the North Medford boys. He sailed 22-0 1/4 for a personal best by more than 6 inches.
The North Medford girls got thirds from Jaci Brumble in the long jump (16-2 3/4) and Emily Shaw in the shot put (35-7).
Grants Pass' John Hanley won two boys events, the shot put (55-3 3/4) and the javelin (176-9).
TEAM SCORES: Sheldon 51, Grants Pass 41, South Eugene 29, Roseburg 25, Thurston 21, South Medford 14, North Medford 13, Willamette 1.
3,000 — 1, Jackson Mestler, She, 8:43.39;p 2, Michael Martin, SE, 8:49.41; 3, Mason Wegener, SE, 8:57.39.
SHOT PUT — 1, John Hanley, GP, 55-3.75; 2, Tyler Sconce, Ros, 51-9.25; 3, Ryan Walk, She, 50-11..75.
JAVELIN — 1, John Hanley, GP, 176-9; 2, Dalton Rasmussen, Ros, 164-7; 3, Travis LaDuke, Ros, 162-2.
POLE VAULT — 1, Nathan Wirth, Thu, 13-4; 2, Walker Quinn, SE, 13-4; 3, James Sizemore, She, 13-0.
LONG JUMP — 1, Ryan Brady, She, 22-4.75; 2, Brian Schireman, NM, 22-0.25; 3, Jacob Williams, She, 21-6.5.
TEAM SCORES: Sheldon 46, North Medford 44, Willamette 22, Grants Pass 21.5, South Medford 17, South Eugene 17, Thurston 17, Roseburg 9.5
3,000 — 1, Caramia Mestler, She, 10:19.31; 2, Melissa Berry, She, 10:25.81; 3, Annie Richards, SE, 10:48.09.
SHOT PUT — 1, Sara Miles, SM, 38-7; 2, Alexis Haller, Wil, 36-4.75; 3, Emily Shaw, NM, 35-7.
JAVELIN — 1, Elise Snowden, NM, 125-0; 2, Anna Lorenz, NM, 119-6; 3, Emma Peters, She, 116-3.
POLE VAULT — 1, Amber Prevedello, She, 11-10; 2, Shaye Vanderville, Thu, 10-1; 3, (tie) Maya Baksey, GP, Sage Ramsey, Ros, 9-9.
LONG JUMP — 1, Jennifer Aguirre, Wil, 17-3; 2, McKenzie Davis, Thu, 16-4.5; 3, Jaci Brumble, NM, 16-2.75.
EAGLE POINT 11-10, SPRINGFIELD 1-0: At Eagle Point, both Miyah Smith and Megan Ayres tossed one-hitters as Eagle Point swept Springfield 11-1 and 10-0 in its Midwestern League finale.
The Eagles (13-11, 11-7 MWL) finished third in the MWL and will host the sixth-place team from the Mid-Willamette League in a Class 5A play-in game next Friday.
In the opener, Smith, a sophomore, allowed one run, two walks and struck out four for her first win of the season. She was supported by seven third-inning runs.
Ayres was 2-for-2 with a home run, double and three RBIs. Smith, Jillian Willis, Kayli Meerten, Paige Leeper and Shaelynn Grady also had two hits.
In Game 2, Ayres did not issue a walk and fanned eight. Ayres, Willis, Meerten, Kylene Briggs, Madison Bartlett and Corie Dodge all had a pair of hits. Dodge and Briggs each had two doubles.
Lyons and Gaffney; Smith and Grady. W — Smith (1-0). L — Lyons. 2B — EP: Ayres. 3B — EP: Willis, Smith. HR — EP: Ayres (6).
Gaffney and Wolfard; Ayres and Grady. W — Ayres. L — Gaffney. 2B — S: Gaffney; EP: Briggs 2, Dodge 2; Meerten, Ayres. HR — EP: Thompson.
MARIST 7, CRATER 5: At Eugene, just after Crater knotted the score 5-all in the top of the seventh inning, Marist’s Lauren Burke smashed a walkoff, two-run home run in the bottom of the frame for the nonleague victory.
The homer was Burke’s second of the game.
Mackenzie Ryerson drove in two runs and Bayley Jensen scored twice for the Comets (13-13).
Warner, Fisher (5) and Harris; Eaton and Drieling. W — Eaton. L — Fisher (8-9). 2B — C: Jensen. M — HR: Lauren Burke 2, Carlson.
SWC DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: At Roseburg, South Medford landed its top singles seed, Kelsey Bartlett, as well as the doubles team of Abi Borg and Anna Johnson in the semifinals on the first day of the Southwest Conference District Tournament at Umpqua Valley Tennis Center.
North Medford’s Kristina Ribeiro and the Grants Pass duo of Abi Johnson and McKenna Stephenson also climbed into Saturday’s semifinals.
Bartlett, who will face South Eugene’s Melissa Wang in the semis, derailed Grants Pass’ Autumn Michels in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-0. Bartlett also beat South Eugene’s Thu Le (6-0, 6-1) in the second round.
Borg and Johnson will take on Sheldon’s Emily Wanichek and Peyton Ritchie. South’s top doubles team took down Roseburg’s Megan Danielson and Reena Daley, 6-0, 6-4, in the quarterfinals after getting a 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Kelsey Brown and Emma Stevens of South Eugene in Round 2.
After cruising 6-0, 6-1 over South Eugene’s Samantha Kasitz in the quarterfinals, Ribeiro will face the Indians’ Adrienne Powell. Ribeiro also registered a second-round win over the Indians’ Ashley McCraw (6-1, 6-1).
Johnson and Stephenson will go up against Sheldon’s Lilly Syphers and Mary Jane Erving in the semifinals. Stephenson and Johnson defeated Carissa Romans and Jessica Hernandez of Roseburg in the quarterfinals (6-2, 6-2) following a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Tatum Johnson and Nina Nekhlina of the Axemen.
After bowing out of the first round with a loss, North Medford’s Rachel Forest and Dharlone Pace won two straight matches to advance to the consolation championship.
In singles, Grants Pass’ Elizabeth Williams grinded her way into the consolation finals.
4A/3A/2A/1A DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Cascade Christian’s Cassidi Kammerzell found a way to top Junction City’s Lupe Rodrigues to advance to the Round of 16 at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park.
Kammerzell recovered to get the 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-3) victory.