LA GRANDE DOESN'T FARE AS WELL AT STATE

May 25, 2002 12:00 am

EUGENE — The state meet isn't going as well as planned for the La Grande Tigers track and field team.

"We're having less success at the state meet than we did at the district meet," La Grande coach Joe Sandoz said after Friday's first day of the OSAA-U.S. Bank Class 3A Track and Field State Championships.

Only one of La Grande's runners qualified for today's finals in Friday's prelims. Johan Soderlund will race in the finals of the 400 meters after his best race of the season. His time of 51.11 seconds was 0.21 seconds faster than his previous best this season.

Soderlund missed qualifying for the 200, coming in fifth in the preliminaries (23.32). Chris Jones did not qualify for the 110 hurdles after coming in fifth in his heat (16.43).

On the girls side, Crystal Kevan and Kylee Winkler were unable to qualify for today's 400 final. Kevan ran the race in 1:02.94 and Winkler in 1:28.00.

The relay teams also did not qualify. The 4x100 relay team — Lindsey Carmichael, Amanda Schuft, Tammy Darval and Kylee Winkler — was fifth (51.92) in the heat. The 4x400 relay — Kevan, Malia Anderson, Carmichael and Amanda Timm — was seventh at 4:17.90.

In La Grande's only final Friday, long jumper Casey Fenwick leaped 20 feet, 11 inches for sixth place. Fenwick was the top seed coming into the event after a surprising leap of 22-3 1/2 at last week's Greater Oregon League meet in Vale.

"He just didn't get the big jumps he had last week," Sandoz said.

In addition to Soderlund in the 400, La Grande's Anderson will run in the 1,500 today. Kristin Brogdon will compete in the high jump and triple jump, while Skyler MacDonald will throw the javelin.

In Friday's other results, Danielle Jordan of Baker won the 3,000 in 10:18.18.

OSAA-U.S. Bank Class 3A Track and Field State Championships

Friday, at Eugene

Girls

Team scores — Henley 17, Stayton 14, Sisters 10, Baker 10, South Umpqua 8, The Dalles 8, Siuslaw 8, Cascade 8, Douglas 6, Rogue River 6, Sherwood 6, Newport 6, Reedsport 13, Glide 13, Junction City 13, Wilsonville 13, Grant Union 5, Elmira 4, Waldport 4, Toledo 4, Coquille 3, Brookings 3, Sweet Home 2, Ilinois Valley 1, Seaside 1, Burns 1, North Marion 1.

3,000 — 1, Danielle Jordan, Baker, 10:18.18. 2, Meagan Kuntz, Cascade, 10:42.06. 3, Allegra Fety, Rogue River, 10:48.93. 4, Abby Groth, Glide, 10:49.58. 5, Cristi Carman, Elmira, 10:51.11. 6, Abbie Quist, Wilsonville, 10:53.60. 7, Katie Dye, Wilsonville, 10:55.78. 8, Erin Gerhardt, North Marion, 10:59.31.

Long jump — 1, Amy Cretsinger, Sisters, 18-04.25. 2, Kara Weaver, South Umpqua, 17-06.25. 3, Jennifer Bauer, Newport, 17-00.50. 4, Demaris Tucker, Junction Cit, 16-11.25. 5, McKenzie Rae, Waldport, 16-09.25. 6, Amy Jones, Grant Union, 16-04. 7, Charity Holliday, Grant Union, 16-04. 8, Maggie Olstedt, Seaside, 16-02.50.

Shot put — 1, Joni Claypool, Stayton, 42-06. 2, Haley Hunt, Siuslaw, 41-00.75. 3, Chevanna Lynch, Douglas, 39-07.25. 4, Tahari Brosi, Reedsport, 38-10.50. 5, Megan Kriz, Toledo, 38-07. 6, Jessica Geenen, Coquille, 38-06.25. 7, Nicole Burnside, Sweet Home, 37-09.25. 8, Sabrina Freed, Burns, 36-06.25.

Javelin — 1, Sam Young, Henley, 155-08. 2, Samantha Krier, The Dalles, 126-05. 3, Katrina Conrad, Sherwood, 125-08. 4, Jennifer Klaja, Henley, 125-07. 5, Sara Hunt, Stayton, 125-05. 6, Inger Appanaitis, Brookings-Ha, 123-08. 7, Staci Maupin, Henley, 122-05. 8, Kim Hamilton, Illinois Val, 120-11.

Prelims (La Grande results only)

400 — Heat 1: 8. Kylee Winkler, 1:28.00. Heat 2: 7. Crystal Kevan, 1:02.94.

4x100 relay — Heat 1: 5, La Grande (Lindsey Carmichael, Amanda Schuft, Tammy Darval, Kylee Winkler), 51.92.

4x400 relay — Heat 2: 7. La Grande (Crystal Kevan, Malia Anderson, Lindsey Carmichael, Amanda Timm), 4:17.90.

Boys

Team scores — Marist 22, Wilsonville 17, Newport 15, Yamhill-Carlton 14, Central 14, North Valley 10, Henley 10, Phoenix 10, Seaside 9, Burns 9, Sherwood 8, The Dalles 7, Elmira 6, Astoria 6, Sisters 6, Scappoose 5, Glide 5, Lakeview 4, Junction City 4, Hidden Valley 3, La Grande 3, Madras 2, North Marion 2, Sweet Home 1, Siuslaw 1, Philomath 1.

3,000 — 1, Nathan May, Phoenix, 9:01.99. 2, Kobi Daum, Wilsonville, 9:04.01. 3, Joe Mansfield, Astoria, 9:05.61. 4, Ricky Scott, Newport, 9:11.81. 5, Alan Naef, Yamhill-Carl, 9:13.16. 6, Jesse Hart, Hidden Valle, 9:19.98. 7, Michael Haugen, Scappoose, 9:20.77. 8, Ryan Manies, Wilsonville, 9:22.15.

High jump — 1, Adam Burgh, Yamhill-Carl, 6-04. 2, Joe Guenther, Marist, 6-03. 3, Jawan Davis, Sisters, 6-02. 3, Darin Thomas, Burns, 6-02. 3, Jesse Austin, Seaside, 6-02. 3, Caleb Dysert, Elmira, 6-02. 7, Curtis Hammond, North Marion, 6-01. 7, Beau Bailey, The Dalles, 6-01.

Pole vault — 1, Zeb McGarrell, Central, 14-06. 2, Troy Sexton, Sherwood, 14-00. 3, David McAlinden, Seaside, 13-09. 4, Grant Brannaman, Newport, 13-06. 4, Jayce Giddens, Junction Cit, 13-06. 4, Clint Baltzor, Burns, 13-06. 7, Collin Cram, Siuslaw, 13-00. 7, Keegan Burnett, Sweet Home, 13-00. 7, Clint Johnson, Burns, 13-00.

Long jump — 1, Frank Gauntz, Henley, 21-04.50. 2, Ryan Hill, Marist, 21-04. 3, Brian Gartland, Marist, 21-00.50. 4, Cody Wheeler, Newport, 21-00.25. 5, Ryan Nash, Lakeview, 21-00. 6, Casey Fenwick, La Grande, 20-11. 7, Dominique Easterling, Madras, 20-09.75. 8, Adrian Bowman, Philomath, 20-05.

Discus — 1, Travis Wheeler, North Valley, 166-01. 2, Joe Staub, Wilsonville, 161-00. 3, Epi King, The Dalles, 153-06. 4, Matthew Brady, Glide, 149-04. 5, Matt Neiffer, Central, 140-06. 6, Brandon Maloy, Scappoose, 138-02. 7, John Miller, Elmira, 135-00. 8, Clint Marshall, Burns, 134-02.

Prelims (local results only)

q-qualified for today's finals

200 — Heat 2: 5. Johan Soderlund, 23.32.

400 — Heat 2: 3. Johan Soderlund, 51.11q.

110 hurdles — Heat 2: 5, Chris Jones, 16.43.