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Irish boys third at Gresham meet.

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On the strength of its performances in the 800 and 100 meters, the Sheldon boys track team claimed a third-place finish Friday at the eight-team Dean Nice Invitational at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham.

Joel Hoff won the 800 for the Irish with a time of 1:56.07. Jeff Erb finished third with a time of 1:58.27. Sheldon also got a win in the 100, as Travis Ramme ran 11.02.

Hermiston took first place in the team standings with 132 points, followed by Gresham with 128. Sheldon had 103 1/2 .

Churchill picked up three first-place medals and North Eugene nabbed one of its own at the eight-team Spartan Challenge at Corvallis High School.

The Lancers' Sol Rexius won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles with a 2.4-second cushion when he finished in 39.9. Kekoa Paakaula claimed the discus with a hurl of 137-1, and John Hoeck won the 800 in 2:00.8.

For the Highlanders, Chris Garcia picked up a victory in the long jump, leaping 20-9.

Elmira's Caleb Dysert and North Douglas' Matt Grumbley won three events each at the 18-team Harrisburg Invitational Twilight meet.

Dysert claimed first-place medals in the 110-meter hurdles (15.5), 300 hurdles (43.5) and high jump (6-4), and Grumbley won the 100 (11.5), 200 (23.7) and long jump (20-9 3/4 ).

Mohawk's Dustin Dehaan picked up wins in the 800 (2:03.8) and mile (4:43.0).

Matt Cummings earned the lone victory for Thurston at the Cotton Invitational held at Grant High School in Portland, winning the high jump with a height of 6 feet.

Brett Josephson took third in the 400 and 200 meters for the Colts, who finished in last place at the six-team meet.


Serena Heustis won the 5,000 meters for Sheldon's only individual victory at the Dean Nice Invitational at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham.

Heustis finished in a time of 19:40.10 as the Irish claimed third place overall with 94 points. Gresham won the meet with 148 3/4 points.

Sheldon's Paige Ford finished second in the 100 in a time of 12.83, and Stephanie Carter took second in the 1,500, finishing in 5:01.2.

Churchill's Jessica Schoepke blew away the competition in the 800 meters, recording a winning time of 2:19.0, four seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

It was the fastest time in the 800 this season in the Midwestern League and the only first- or second-place finish for the Lancers at the Spartan Challenge in Corvallis.

North Eugene's Shelly Adams claimed second in the high jump, clearing 5-2.

Elmira and North Douglas dominated the 18-team Harrisburg Invitational Twilight, picking up first-place victories in four events each.

The Warriors' Jaren Williams won the 100 meters (13.4) and pole vault (8-6), and Judith Burnett took the shot put (37-1 3/4 ) and discus (196-7).

The Falcons' were led by Ariel Johnson, who won the 300 (50.8) and 100 hurdles (17.3), and Margo Meyer who won the 200 (27.1) and 400 (1:00.0).

Thurston finished fourth at the six-team Cotton Invitational at Grant High School in Portland.

Alisha Murdoch (1,500 meters), Jillian Barnes (110 hurdles), Jamie Barnes (200) and Vanessa Johnson (shot put) all posted second-place finishes for the Colts.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 4, 2002
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