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Frasier makes a run at four.

Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard

Coquille senior Joshua Frasier will look to win a couple more state track and field titles this weekend.

3A/2A/1A TRACK

Frasier, who won the 800 and 1,500 meters at the 3A meet last year, is the top qualifier in both of those events once again this year at the OSAA Class 3A boys track and field meet Friday and Saturday at Western Oregon University. The 3A, 2A and 1A boys and girls meets will be held together.

Frasier ran a time of 1:59.12 in the 800 and 4:11.19 in the 1,500 at district last week to post the top qualifying time in both events. Bandon's Logan Scherer is seeded third in the 1,500 at 4:16.09.

Bandon's Darren Hiatt has the No. 2 mark in the long jump and the No. 3 mark in the high jump and qualified fourth in the 200. Jordan Buhler of Harrisburg has the No. 4 time in the high jump.

Robby Fegels of Reedsport has the top qualifying mark of 14 feet in the pole vault, and Casey Cagley of Myrtle Point is second at 13-9. Glide's Sean Cyphert is seeded second in the javelin, and Mitch Longwill of Gold Beach has the fifth-best mark in the discus. Reedsport freshman Ismael Osorio is seeded sixth entering the shot put.

Skylar Harrison of Myrtle Point is seeded sixth in the 400, and Mike Christoffersen of Reedsport is sixth in the 100.

Glide has the No. 6 time entering the 4x400 relay.

Coquille's girls also have a strong group on the track that includes Francesca Frasier, who is seeded fifth in the 3,000 and sixth in the 1,500. Freshman Brandi Crisp has the No. 6 qualifying time in the 400, and Heather Crook is fifth in the 300 hurdles.

Glide senior Breezy McNamara is seeded sixth in the 800, and Glide has the No. 6 mark in the 4x400 relay.

Harrisburg's Jessica Brown is seeded third in the high jump, followed by Erin Fullerton of Myrtle Point. Beth Castro of Bandon is fifth in the pole vault, and Brittney Dixon of Reedsport and Brandie Kimball of Coquille are seeded sixth, respectively, in the shot put and discus.

Max Long of Oakridge looks to carry on the Warriors' rich tradition of distance runners at the 2A meet. Long is the top qualifier in the 1,500 and 3,000, and teammate Ben Altemus is fourth in the 3,000 and fifth in the 1,500.

Chris Dean of Oakridge is seeded third in the 300 hurdles, and Jesse Dillon is fourth in the 200. Oakridge is the No. 6 seed in the short relay.

Central Linn's Daniel Peterson and Greg Hoover are seeded fourth and sixth, respectively, in the 100 and are part of the short relay that is seeded third. Hoover is the No. 1 seed in the long jump and No. 5 in the triple jump, and Peterson is seeded sixth in the shot put.

Nic Dodson of Oakland is seeded second in the 300 hurdles, and teammate Jason Cranley is fourth in the 110 hurdles and fifth in the high jump. Nathan Adams of Oakland is fifth in the 400 and runs on the 4x400 relay team that is seeded fifth.

At the girls meet, Central Linn's Richan Modderman qualified first in the 100, third in the 200 and fifth in the shot put.

Orie Gamez of Oakridge is seeded second in the 200 and fourth in the 100, and Samantha Boyd is second in the 100 hurdles and fourth in the 300 hurdles. Zoe Skordahl is seeded third in the high jump, fourth in the long jump and runs on both relays, which are seeded third.

Alex Johnson of Oakland is the No. 3 seed in the 1,500 and No. 6 in the 800 and runs on the 4x100 relay that is seeded sixth.

Ronica Cole of North Douglas has the fourth-best mark in the discus.

Brothers David and Michael Sherman of McKenzie have the two fastest qualifying times in the 1,500 and rank fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 3,000 at the 1A meet. Jordan Fleming of McKenzie is seeded fourth in the 800 and runs on the 4x400 relay that qualified fifth.

Mohawk's Nick Johnston is seeded second in the high jump as he seeks his third straight state title. Johnston cleared 6-4 at district but has a season best of 6-6 that was matched by Powder Valley's Justus Gray.

Mohawk's Dean Krull is seeded fifth in the 200 and helped the 4x100 relay qualify fifth.

Elkton's Mack Smith is seeded fourth in the javelin, and Josh Ruble is seeded fifth in the 400.

Mapleton's Kerry Herring is seeded fifth in the 110 hurdles, and Thomas Boggs is fifth in the discus and sixth in the shot put. Herring and Boggs are both part of the 4x400 relay that is seeded sixth.

James Thiessen of Triangle Lake has the third-best mark entering the shot put, and Kyle Fisher of Crow is third in the discus.

Mohawk's Natalie Harbour is the defending state champion in the girls triple jump and qualified for state in the long jump.

McKenzie's Nicole Fleming is the No. 2 seed in both the 1,500 and 3,000, and teammate Sarah Hanchett is fourth in the 800. Teresa Torres is seeded third in the shot put and javelin while Megan Norman is third in the discus. McKenzie's 4x100 relay that is seeded fourth.

Crow's Linsey Kau is seeded second in the javelin while Tavia Ames qualified fifth in the 200.

Mapleton's Tessa Spurk qualified second in the shot put and Kendra Dietz of Lowell is seeded fifth in the pole vault. Elkton's SheilAnne Davis qualified fifth in the shot put, and RaeJeanne Evoniuk is sixth in the 800.
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Title Annotation:Sports; Coquille senior will defend his 3A titles in the 800 and 1500 at Western Oregon University
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 16, 2007
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