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Kent sprints to state's fifth-best time in 400 meters.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Jordan Kent of Churchill won the 400 meters in a time of 47.46 to highlight the Centennial Invitational prep track and field meet in Gresham on Saturday. The time moved Kent up to fifth on the all-time Oregon high school list.

Kent also clocked a 21.49 in the preliminaries of the 200 but chose not to enter the finals in that event.

South Eugene's Chris Ware placed second in the shot put with an effort of 57-10 1/4.

Other top field event marks were by Daniel Brant of Franklin in the javelin (209-11), Michael Mason of Abbotsford, B.C., in the high jump (6-7) and Tommy Skipper of Sandy in the pole vault (16-5).

Brett Josephson won the intermediate hurdles in 42.02 and the 400 in 51.78 to lead Thurston to the team title at the La Pine Invitational. The Colts finished with 147 points, followed by La Pine with 142.

Leading marks in the meet were a 6-4 in the high jump by Sisters sophomore Juwan Davis and a 44-11 in the triple jump by Dominic Easterling of Madras.

In addition to Josephson's marks, Thurston also got a 41-8 in the triple jump by Caleb Driscol.

Jhonathan Baggett of Marshfield won the shot put with an effort of 53-8 to highlight the non-scoring Prefontaine Coast Classic at Marshfield.

The Pirates' David Hunt also turned in a good mark when he cleared 13-6 to capture the pole vault.

Double winners in the meet were Anthony Accinelli and Sebastian Sturmfels of North Bend, Jake Gould of Myrtle Point and Fred Gomez of Crescent Valley.

Girls track and field

South Eugene's Sarah Pearson won the 1,500 with a time of 4:46.73 at the Centennial Invitational in Gresham. The time is the second best in the state this spring behind teammate Erin Gray's 4:43.1.

Gray was third in the 3,000 with a clocking of 10:13.15 behind winner Meghan Armstrong of Tualatin, who ran a state best 10:04.01.

Thurston placed fourth in the six-team La Pine Invitational with 118 points and the host Hawks were fifth with 98. The meet was won by Sisters with 153 1/2 points.

A mark of 34-8 1/4 by Amy Cretsinger of Sisters in the triple jump was the highlight of the meet.

Top Thurston marks were a 26.84 in the 200 by Jamie Baynes and a 2:28.09 in the 800 by Alisha Murdoch. Leading La Pine were Shasta Yow in the discus (116-3), Jennifer Brown in the pole vault (10-0) and Breanna Ebner in the 300 hurdles (50.22).

Tia Parsons of Marshfield won the javelin with a throw of 140-0 and Douglas' Bella Burt was second at 126-7 to highlight the non-scoring Prefontaine Coast Classic at Marshfield.

Other top marks included a 10-6 in the pole vault by Tessa Johnson of Crescent Valley and a 15.9 in the 100-meter hurdles by Illinois Valley's Jessica Ledford, who also won the 300-meter hurdles.

Danica Bates of Pleasant Hill won the long jump and 100 meters, and Marshfield's Lisa Tedder captured the 800 and 1,500 to join Ledford as a double winner.

Baseball

Umpqua Valley Christian swept a doubleheader from host Oakland, winning the first Big Fir League game 11-0 and taking the second game 9-0.

Andrew Renyer pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for the Monarchs in the opener and had four singles and five RBIs in the two games. Teammate Ryan Knee threw another two-hitter in the second game and had three singles and seven RBIs in the twin bill.

Softball

Gold Beach improved to 8-0 in the Big Fir League and moved a game ahead of idle Yoncalla by defeating the host Glendale Pirates 15-1 and 19-1.

Misty Engdahl pitched a two-hitter in the first game and teammate Raygen Yantis threw a one-hitter in the second contest.

Lacrosse

Andrew Strickland had five assists and two goals, while Derrick Olsen and Grant Privette each added three assists and two goals to lead Sheldon to a 14-1 victory over Hermiston at Delta Park in Portland.
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Title Annotation:Boys track: The Churchill star burns to a time of 47.46 seconds.; Sports
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Apr 28, 2002
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