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Phoenix’s Hosking wins 800 for second 4A state title

Elwood Hosking had Valley Catholic’s Henry Tierney right where he wanted him as the two entered the final 100 meters of the boys 800-meter run at the Class 4A state track and field championships at Hayward Field in Eugene Saturday.

Then the Phoenix senior found another gear.

Hosking closed as well as he possibly could have hoped, passing Tierney in the final 20 meters after sitting in second for virtually the entirety of the race to win the state title in the 800 in 1 minute, 54.23 seconds, setting a new school record in the process.

“Somewhere in that last 50 meters, Elwood just found another gear,” said Phoenix head coach John Cornet “He just found another gear and suddenly he’s closing it. Just when you think nothing is going to change, suddenly here’s this gear and he starts moving up. He was running in second for most of the race and with 100 meters to go, it kind of looked like they were going the same speed.”

With the school-record time, Hosking — who won the boys 3,000 during Day 1 of the state meet Friday — improved on his PR in the 800 by 5 1/2 seconds.

Elliott Jantzer previously held the school record in the 800, a 1:54.41 mark set in 2009.

“Elwood just ran incredibly well,” said Cornet of Hosking’s 800 run. “Talk about perseverance and grit. He had a plan today that he had been working on and had a few possibilities on how the race could unfold. The thing about racing, you have to see how the race unfolds and adapt, and he just ran with such grit.”

On the girls side, Phoenix’s Sophia Stubblefield — who captured a state title in the 3,000 on Friday — came in third in the 1,500 at 4:50.86 to finish her state meet with a pair of trophies.

Stubblefield held a small lead as the final lap arrived, but saw Emma Baeth of Baker make the pass on the final turn.

Even with the third-place finish, Stubblefield broke her previous personal record time — set earlier this month at the Wally Ciochetti Invitational — by 7 1/2 seconds.

Baeth won in 4:45.56 with Jennifer Tsai of Marist second at 4:48.65.

Phoenix’s Kyla Potratz added a seventh-place finish to her showing at state in the 1,500, finishing in 2:28.23 to improve her PR time by nearly 10 seconds.

“They came off an incredible race the day before and they just ran with such incredible grit,” said Cornet of Stubblefield and Potratz. “They ran actually more aggressively in this race (than in the 3,000). That’s not to say they didn’t run aggressively (on Friday), of course they did, but the girls ran very aggressively from the outset of the race today. It was a shorter race today and they just battled.”

Also for Phoenix, Diego Hernandez was 10th in the triple jump while Laurelin Jansen wasn’t able to clear the first height in the girls pole vault.



TEAM SCORES (Top 10): Marshfield 57, Henley 52, Siuslaw 45, Mazama 43, Cottage Grove 42, Junction City 39, Philomath 37, Hidden Valley 31, Newport 26.5, Valley Catholic 26.

Other Local Results

14, Phoenix, 22.

100 — 1, Brandon Gailey, Mazama, 10.78.

200 — 1, Brandon Gailey, Mazama, 22.24.

400 — 1, Cole Parker, Corbett, 50.4.

800 — 1, Elwood Hosking, Phoenix, 1:54.23.

1,500 — 1, Henry Tierney, Valley Catholic, 3:53.54.

110 HURDLES — 1, Micah Matthews, Philomath, 15.76.

300 HURDLES — 1, Savien Burk, Mazama, 40.78.

4x100 RELAY — 1, Elmira (Isaiah Wilson, Desmond Wilson, Tanner Hunt, Gavyn Laing), 44.2.

4X400 RELAY — 1, Henley (Christopher Janney, Geovanni Cazarez, Victor Alonzo, Austin Willmott), 3:27.82.

JAVELIN — 1, Colby Evans, Junction City, 189-6.

HIGH JUMP — 1, Isaac Stere, Cottage Grove, 6-3.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Eli Hayes, Henley, 44-0.25; 10, Diego Hernandez, Phoenix, 39.9.75.


TEAM SCORES (Top 10): Philomath 87, Marist Catholic 69, Cascade 57, North Valley 44, Astoria 39, Molalla 35, Baker 34.5, La Grande 32, Henley 30, Phoenix 24.

100 — 1, Emma Gates, Cascade, 12.37.

200 — 1, Karlee Touey, North Valley, 25.17.

400 — 1, Janice Hellesto, Philomath, 58.83.

800 — 1, Jennifer Tsai, Marist Catholic, 2:21.71.

1,500 — 1, Emma Baeth, Baker, 4:45.56; 3, Sophia Stubblefield, Phoenix, 4:50.86; 7, Kyla Potratz, Phoenix, 4:58.22.

100 HURDLES — 1, Elizabeth Grandle, Molalla, 15.68.

300 HURDLES — 1, Karlee Touey, North Valley, 46.19.

4x100 RELAY — 1, Marist Catholic (Piper Van Buskirk, Kate Firth, Monroe LaCoste, Sarah Triadou), 50.48.

4X400 RELAY — 1, Philomath (Annika Steen, Ingrid Hellesto, Natalie Dunn, Janice Hellesto), 4:03.64.

SHOT PUT — 1, Sage Kramer, Philomath, 35-7.

DISCUS — 1, Daphne Scriven, Marshfield, 110-11.

POLE VAULT — 1, Anna Wilson, Cascade, 10-0; Laurelin Jansen, Phoenix, NH.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Lanie Cox, Henley, 35-01.75.

Reach reporter Danny Penza at 541-776-4469 or dpenza@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @penzatopaper.

Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune Phoenix's Elwood Hosking looks to pass Valley Catholic's Henry Tierney off the final turn to win the 800-meter run during the Class 4A track and field championships at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene Saturday.