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Bristow qualifies for NCAA tourney.

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TEMPE, Ariz. - Oregon missed its chance to qualify for the NCAA Championships as a team, but the Ducks' Cathryn Bristow qualified as an individual after shooting a 3-under-par 69 in the final round of the NCAA West Regional women's golf tournament Saturday.

The senior from Huapai, New Zealand, birdied her last two holes to move into a tie for ninth place at 1-under 215. She then made a birdie in the playoff to beat Santa Clara's Miki Ueoka for the second of two NCAA spots that go to individuals who aren't on qualifying teams.

Bristow is Oregon's first individual NCAA qualifier since Grants Pass' Johnna Nealy qualified in 2005.

In the team race, Oregon shot its best score of the tournament Saturday, but it wasn't enough to finish in the top eight and advance.

Oregon compiled a 5-over-par 283 on the final day to finish 12th at 26-over 890.

Top-ranked Arizona State shot a 286 in the final round to finish at 842 and beat runner-up USC by 19 shots.

Arizona State medalist Carlota Ciganda shot a 71 for a 206 total.

Lane men capture sixth straight South track title

COTTAGE GROVE - With nine of the meet's top 11 point scorers, the Lane men easily breezed to their sixth straight Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges South Region track and field championship at Cottage Grove High School on Saturday.

Bruce Burbank, who led with 30 points, won the 110-meter hurdles as nine Titans posted individual firsts along with the 4x400 relay on their way to 317 points. Mount Hood was second with 130.

Other Lane event winners were Seth Lundquist (triple jump), Chris Stubbs (200), Dennis Olstedt (400 hurdles), Bryan Harper (400), Ty Lindgren (hammer), Trent Davis (long jump), Chris Billett (discus) and Scott Elliott (pole vault). Olstedt, Stubbs, Harper and JJ Rosenbeg comprised the winning relay.

On the women's side, Mount Hood finished with 2201/2 points to Lane's 218 to win the team title.

Leah Twombly led the Titans to a 1-2-3 finish in the 5,000 that pulled them within one-half point of the Saints with one event remaining. However, Catherine Sims, the meet's high scorer with 58 points, anchored Mount Hood's winning 4x400 relay to secure the team victory.

Rocksi Miller was Lane's lone double winner with firsts in the hammer and javelin throws. Lane's Kim Wilson won the triple jump.

Beacon men set four NCU marks at CCC track meet

GRESHAM - The Northwest Christian men set four school records at the Cascade Collegiate Conference track and field championships that ended Saturday.

Freshmen Jeremy and Cody Aucoin, both Willamette High grads, set Beacon marks in the 400 meters (53.45) and 800 (2:00.56), respectively.

In the 1,500, Brandon Kundert, a junior out of North Eugene, ran an NCU-record time of 4:19.23, and in the 4x400 relay, the Aucoins joined Jason Bell of Junction City and Levi Dieu of Coquille to run 3:36.39 for another school best.

Former Duck second in?U.S. 25K championship

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Dan Browne of Beaverton won his third U.S. 25-kilometer championship and former Oregon runner Jason Hartmann was second Saturday, while Sally Meyerhoff won her first championship.

Browne was clocked in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 56 seconds, behind overall winner Isaak Kimaiyo of Kenya. He finished in 1:15:36. Hartmann of Boulder, Colo., finished in 1:16:14.

Meyerhoff, of Tempe, Ariz., finished in 1:27:28.
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Title Annotation:Regional Roundup
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 10, 2009
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