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Two Southern Oregon track and field seniors earned spots on the 2007 Outdoor Track and Field Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete team.

Southern Oregon natives Trevor Palmer from Central Point and Emily Dunn from Medford were each named to the team after surpassing the required 3.5 minimum grade-point average and competing as upper classmen. The two were named to the team this past weekend in Fresno, Calif., at the national championships.

Palmer was honored after earning a 3.78 GPA in psychology.

Palmer earned All-American recognition for the fourth time when he placed sixth in the 1,500 meters with a school-record time of 3 minutes, 49.33 seconds.

Dunn was named after achieving a 3.60 GPA in business.

At nationals, Dunn enjoyed her highest finish, placing eighth in the 100. She just missed out on a top-six finish and All-American honors but ran a personal-best time of 12.22 seconds, the second fastest in SOU history.

Former Phoenix High runner Amanda Phillips placed 12th Saturday in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Division III national track and field championships.

Phillips, a junior at Lewis & Clark College, posted a time of 4 minutes, 43.88 seconds in the meet at Oshkosh, Wis., shaving four seconds off her preliminary time.

Marcia Taddy of Wisconsin-Platteville won the event with a time of 4:27.04.

Sign-ups for the Medford Mustangs American Legion AAA team will be from 5-6 p.m. Thursday at the North Medford High baseball field.

Tryouts for the Mustangs take place 4 p.m. Sunday at North Medford.

For more information, contact Sandee Kensinger at 261-8133.

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