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Taylor triples in 3,000.

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TRACK AND FIELD

Brad Taylor of Oakridge captured his third state title in the 3,000 with a time of 8 minutes, 46.62 seconds on the first day of the Class 2A state meet at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

Jake Redfield of Oakland cleared 6-4 to win the high jump and leaped 22-10 1/2 to capture the long jump as the Oakers were tied with Dayton for the early lead in the team title competition with 20 points.

Myrtle Point was third with 18 and Oakridge was fourth with 15.

In Friday's other finals, Marshall Ackley of Nyssa cleared a Class 2A state meet-record 15-4 to win the pole vault, the third-best 2A effort of all-time; Sherman County's Clint Moore captured the discus with a throw of 147-0; and Kyle Gomez of Bonanza won the javelin with a throw of 174-0.

Robby Fegles of Reedsport was third in the pole vault with a mark of 13-9 and Myrtle Point's Garren Hitner placed second in the javelin with a throw of 173-1.

Far West League: North Bend got a victory from Spenser Lynass in the 3,000 and the Bulldogs recorded 55 1/2 points to lead after Friday's round of the meet at Brookings.

Asa Maxfield of Sutherlin won the discus with a throw of 151-1, while Douglas pole vaulter Kevin Godfrey cleared 13-9.

Girls

Class 2A: Jaclyn Espinoza of Regis set an all-time Class 2A state record in the discus with a throw of 158-1 to highlight the first day of the state meet at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

Espinoza's mark is the second-best effort all-time in the state, trailing only the 158-9 by Emilee Strot of Gresham in 2004.

Teammate Terra Schumacher cleared 10-6 to win the pole vault as the Rams grabbed the early lead in the team competition with 24 points, followed by Jefferson with 18 and Willamina with 14.

Krista Stangel of Enterprise won the 3,000 with a time of 10:13.13, the best Class 2A mark this spring. Monroe's Kelsey Greydanus finished third in 10:24.45.

Chrissi Grizzel of Jefferson won the javelin with an effort of 132-6 and also placed second in the discus with a throw of 119-6.

Far West League: Led by Ally Romanko's first-place finish in the long jump, North Bend took a commanding 21-point lead after the first day.

Romanko jumped 16-6 1/2 to win her event and score 10 of the Bulldogs' 45 points. Brookings is second with 24 points. Sutherlin's Shannon Hopkins won the javelin with a throw of 112-6.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 20, 2006
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