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Oregon State Championship

4A - 5A - 6A State Meets

May 17-19, 2007 University of Oregon, Eugene OR

Dyestat on-site coverage with Dave Devine

6A Sprinters Turn Hayward Field into a Speedway

Ryan Bailey (McKay sr) and Mandy White (Lakeridge sr) burned the straights in front of an appreciative grandstand crowd, each taking a 100/200 double. Bailey's 10.65 and 21.11 were wind-aided, but his 200 was the all-time state best under any condition. White's 11.90 tied a MR and her 24.31 set a new state meet record. Neither competed in the state meet as a junior, due to injury.

Left: Ryan Bailey jubilant after his 200m win
(Photo by Robert Rosenberg)

Right: Mandy White crosses for her 100m victory
(Photo by Robert Rosenberg)

(all photos Robert Rosenberg)

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Saturday Highlights

  • Lincoln leaper Elvis Akpla (right) wrapped up the horizontal jump double with a 47-08.00 TJ win to help lead his team to the 6A title
  • Bianca Mathabane (Lincoln sr) swept the 6A girls hurdles (14.17 MR/44.31) to help bring Lincoln the girls title as well
  • Sophomore Showdown in boys 6A 1500, as Elijah Greer (Lake Oswego) held off a hard-charging Nathan Mathabane (Lincoln) for the 3:57.76 - 3:57.89 victory
  • Youth vs. experience in 6A girls 1500 as Sheldon sr Casey Masterson blew past Jesuit fr Sarah Bridges off the final turn for a 4:37.91 to 4:39.52 win
  • Benson senior hurdler Eric Bailey slipped past defending champ Tyler McBee (Beaverton sr), after McBee clipped the final hurdle in the 6A 300H (37.78 - 38.01)
  • 5A superfrosh Kellie Schueler (Summit) swept the girls sprints (12.12; 24.98; 56.82) and ran a leg on the winning 4x1 (48.89)
  • 4A multi-star Jordan Aldredge added javelin gold to his SP and DT wins, hurling the spear 197-07 moments after scoring 11.11 100m bronze.

Photo by Robert Rosenberg

 Friday Highlights
  • Hillsboro jr Billy Butler sailed over 7-00.50 in the 5A HJ, then took 3 solid attempts at a state record 7-03.75
  • Alyssa Hasslen (McMinnville so) defeated defending shot put champion Martha Hale (David Douglas sr) on the final throw of the 6A competition, getting out to a PR 45-11.00
  • 6A sprint sensation Ryan Bailey (McKay sr) grabbed prelim wins of 10.81 and 21.51, both into a headwind
  • In a battle of underclassmen, 6A XC champ Taylor Morgan (Central Catholic jr) led Lincoln soph Nathan Mathabane across the line in boys 800, 1:52.64 to 1:53.95
  • Marshfield vaulters swept top 2 in both the boys and girls 5A PV competitions

  Thursday Highlights
  • 6A - Senior jav throwers Michael Thompson (Southridge) and Chase Dalton (Tigard) waged a memorable duel, each out to 198-08 and needing to rely on second best throws for the decider, where Thompson's 191-08 prevailed over Dalton's 189-0. Baseball shortstop and part-time high jumper Vernell Warren cleared 6-10.00 for the boys HJ win. 3k finals saw Bryce Burgess (Franklin jr) defeat a hard-charging Brian Manning (Jesuit jr), 8:47.18 to 8:48.89, and pre-meet favorite Casey Masterson (Sheldon sr) pick up the girls win in 10:03.59. State 4x100 leader McKay, with Ryan Bailey waiting on anchor, dropped the baton on the second hand-off and failed to advance.
  • 5A - In 3k action, 5A XC champ Jake Keyser (Crater sr) turned back a heady challenge from Marshfield jr Jared Bassett, 8:45.47 - 8:45.98. The girls 3000 was close too, until Jennifer Macias (Hermiston sr) hit the jets on the last lap and pulled clear of Ilsa Paulson (Sherwood sr), for the 10:16.61 to 10:18.67 victory. Thurston junior Ashley Potter got out to 38-10.50 in girls TJ.
  • 4A - Big LJ win from Amy Skofstad (Gladstone sr), all the way out to 19-02.50 (a 4A state MR). Multiple-event threat Jordan Aldredge (Gladstone sr) got his first win of the weekend Thursday, a 57-05.75 shot victory. Soph Elliot Jantzer (Phoenix) emerged from a trio of closers to claim the boys 3k in 8:45.18, while fellow soph Taylor Wallace (Henley) handily won the girls in 10:18.92

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