OSHKOSH, Wis. — Amanda Phillips, a junior for Lewis & Clark College who is from Phoenix, qualified for the 1,500-meter finals at the NCAA Division III track and field championships Thursday.
Phillips advanced from her heat — there were two heats of nine runners each — with a time of 4:47.87.
Her time earned her the 12th and final spot in the finals.
The top four placers in each heat advanced. The next four with the fastest times, regardless of heat, also moved into the finals, which will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. PDT.
Phillips' season-best time of 4:36.86 ranked 14th nationally entering the meet.
Last fall, Phillips was sixth among West Region runners and 96th overall in the national cross country championships.
The Regulators of Oregon, the Amateur Athletic Union 16-under boys basketball state champions, will represent Oregon in the national tournament July 5-11 in Clarksburg, Tenn.
The team, made up of players from three high schools — North and South Medford and Crater — is raising funds for the trip.
Donations to the nonprofit organization are tax deductible and can be sent to: Regulators of Oregon, c/o Jerry Ellis, 2793 Springbrook Road, Medford, 97504.
Former Ashland High swimmer Curtis Taylor won two events and placed in the top five in six events last week at the masters short-course national championships in Federal Way, Wash.
Curtis, a 1990 graduate of Ashland, won the 50- and 100-yard freestyles with times of 21.70 and 46.99 seconds, respectively. He was third in the 200 free (1:44.43), fourth in the 50 butterfly (24.68) and 100 individual medley (55.35) and fifth in the 100 fly (54.75).
North Medford High sophomore volleyball player Danielle Boyd has been selected for the Oregon-Southwest Washington High Performance National Team for the second straight year.
The club will play in a tournament July 21-26 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.