MEDFORD — Athletes from Canyonville Christian Academy and Roseburg competed Friday in the annual Bob Newland Frosh/Soph Classic at South Medford High School.
"This is always a great meet for us to attend, especially for the younger athletes on the team because they have the chance to compete against kids their own age," RHS coach Gwen Bartlett said. "This really gives them an opportunity to feel success."
Grants Pass won both the boys' and girls' meets. Roseburg finished 11th on both sides, while CCA finished ninth in the girls.
Roseburg's Zachary Traul finished fourth in the 3,000 in 9:37.29.
In the pole vault, Collin Ellis finished fourth (10-6) and Blake Johnson came in seventh (9-6).
The 4x400 relay team of Benjamin Herrold, Chahaya Hill, Carson Thompson and Jonathan Colunga finished fifth in 3:52.67. Ethan Palmer, Hill, Timothy Do and Colunga ran the 4x100 relay in 47.88 to an eighth place finish.
"I really see great potential in Chahaya and he’s very coachable," Bartlett said. "He gets better every meet, does what is asked of him and most importantly has a positive, confident attitude."
Hill finished 10th in the 100 (12.19) and Colunga was sixth in the 800 (2:09.88).
"(Colunga) ran his first lap with patience and paced himself well, which gave him the confidence and energy to finish strong," Bartlett said. "He came in at a 2:14 and ran a 2:09 tonight, which is a huge PR in this race. I was proud of him, he ran smart and he ran competitively."
Thompson threw 125-3 at javelin for a seventh place finish.
In the girls' meet, CCA's Lily Allen was second in the 200 with a personal best 27.48. Allen was fifth in the 400 (1:03.06) and eighth in the 100 (13.52).
Roseburg's top finisher included Patricia Morhain, who was third in the pole vault (8-0).
"Patty is a strong young lady and with continued work on her plant and technique over the bar she will continue to benefit the team in her specialty event," Bartlett said.
Sophia Tate was 10th in the 800 (2:47.50).
Tate also competed alongside Alisha Sabins, Shaelee Shears and Bailey Allen in the 4x400 relay, where the team finished seventh in 4:53.92.
"Bailey (Allen) is a consistent runner for me. She’s strong and with continued development in her form and strategy I think she’ll do just fine in the years to come," Bartlett said. "Shaelee (Shears) has quickness and turnover, but we need to strengthen her legs and keep her injury-free."
Gracious Lusby, Shears, Allen and Camille Dela Cruz finished 10th in the 4x100 relay (57.36). Miriam Childers was 10th in the 3,000 in 12:18.76.
Sabins tied with Grace Ellis for 10th in the high jump at 4-2.
TEAM SCORES — 1. Grants Pass, 134; 2. South Medford, 108; 3. North Medford, 106; 4. Crater, 62; 5. Henley, 57; 6. Hidden Valley, 39; 7. Eagle Point, 30; 8. Cascade Christian, 25; 9. North Valley, 24; 10. Klamath Union, 21.66; 11. Roseburg, 21.5; 12. St Mary's, 13.83; 13. Ashland, 10; 14. Phoenix, 7; 15. New Hope Christian, 3; 16. Illinois Valley, 1.
TEAM SCORES — 1. Grants Pass, 173; 2. North Medford, 126.5; 3. South Medford, 102; 4. Crater, 93.5; 5. Eagle Point, 39.5; 6. Henley, 37.5; 7. North Valley, 35; 8. St Mary's, 14.5; 9. Canyonville Christian, 13; 10. Klamath Union, 10; 11. Roseburg, 7.5; 12. Cascade Christian, 7; 13. Hidden Valley, 2; 14. Illinois Valley, 1; 14. Phoenix, 1.