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OSAA Oregon State Championships

Lane Community College, Eugene OR

Saturday November 1, 2008
From osaa.org - 6A - 5A - 4A - 3A/2A/1A
Race Distance: 5K

Robert Rosenberg PHOTOS
6A Boys - 6A Girls - 5A - 4A

Jesuit justifies rankings: sweeps 6A titles
Maag takes girls indiv. title; unheralded Drew Jordan takes boys
On an overcast day largely lacking suspense in the team portion of the state’s largest classification, the 2008 Oregon State Meet still managed a number of surprises and plenty of drama in the eight championship races unfolding at Eugene’s Lane Community College. Dave Devine Meet Story

4A star Elliott Jantzer turned in the fastest boys time of the day with his 15:42.8 clocking - Photos by Robert Rosenberg
Jesuit soph Annamarie Maag led the Crusader charge, as she has all season, running the fastest girls time of the day at 18:23.3

Team Champs:
  • Class 6A - Jesuit boys with 27 over Central Catholic 79; Jesuit girls with 36 over St. Mary's Academy 108
  • Class 5A - Crater boys with 42 over Cleveland 110; Summit girls with 25 over Crater 73
  • Class 4A - Hidden Valley boys with 37 over Phoenix 73; Siuslaw girls 36 over Scappoose 122
  • Class 3A/2A/1A - Union boys with 49 over Nyssa 67; St. Mary's girls with 82 over Catlin Gabel 92
Class 6A Highlights
  • North Medford junior Drew Jordan, relatively unheralded heading into the meet, battled back and forth with South Eugene senior Sammy Kirtner for most of the race before pulling out a 15:55.6 victory over Kirtner's 16:03.1.  Jesuit's Andy Kiyokawa was third in 16:04.6, opening a Jesuit floodgate that saw 5 Crusaders cram into the top 10 for an easy victory.
  • Moving smartly from just off the pace, Jesuit soph Annamarie Maag hit the track with a cluster of five girls and kicked best off the far turn of the track for an 18:23.3 win over St. Mary's Academy senior Alexandra Jones' 18:26.9.  Maag and Jones led their squads to respective first and second place team finishes, with Jesuit's 36 points well up on St. Mary's 108.
Class 5A Highlights
  • Crook County soph Kellie Foley followed up her sister Michelly's win last year with a 5A title of her own, gapping Crater's Kayleigh Tyerman before the 2 mile point and holding on for a 18:32.5 win to Tyerman's 18:55.6.  The Summit trio of Alyssa O'Connor (18:58.6), Megan Fristoe (19:04) and Kellie Schueler (19:07.2) were 3-4-5 to start the 25 points Summit scored for the win.
  • Crater junior Josh Elliott blasted away from his brother Zach and Hermiston's Jordan Ringe for a 15:44.4 victory that fronted the victorious Crater boys' effort.  Ringe was runner-up in 15:54.3, while Zach Elliott came home third in 16:00.4.
Class 4A Highlights
  • Taylor Wallace (Henley sr) dominates race to take second straight title in a time of 18:43.7
  • Phoenix senior Elliott Jantzer runs strong, leading from the gun to clinch his repeat state win in 15:42.8, fastest boys clocking of the day.
Class 3A/2A/1A Highlights
  • Nancy Cardenas (Umatilla sr) finished first in 19:03 ahead of two-time champ Ashley Baldovino (Lakeview jr)
  • Nyssa junior Brian Nelson captured first after leading much of the race, helping Nyssa team to second place finish