Jantzer runs well at Prefontaine Memorial

COOS BAY — Elliott Jantzer was intending to go out with a measured pace at the 26th annual Prefontaine Memorial Run Saturday.

But the Phoenix High phenom's strategy changed on the fly.

Jantzer hooked up with a group of college runners from the outset in the 10K open road race and finished third overall and tops among high school runners.

Jantzer won the high school division with a time of 32 minutes, 52 seconds. Jacob Bowdoin of New Hope Christian in Grants Pass was second at 35:12.

Jarred Bassett of Coos Bay was the overall winner with a time of 32:28. Jesus Solis of Arcata, Calif., finished second, just three seconds ahead of Jantzer.

"(Jantzer) challenged some pretty strong college runners," said Phoenix coach Bruce Timmerman. "He may have gone out a little faster than he intended. When he found himself in contention, he just competed with them. He ran controlled and smart and still gutsy."

Phoenix runners Daniel Engle finished third (36:04) and Graham Thirkill was fourth (36:11). But the Pirates didn't field a complete team because one of their top five runners, sophomore Zach Hibbs, didn't make the trip because of illness.

Another Skyline Conference school, Hidden Valley, had the winning boys team. The Mustangs scored 30 points, while Hillsboro was second (59) and Cascade Christian third (124).

Hidden Valley used a close grouping — its five runners finished in order from 11th to 15th — to capture the team crown.

"Our focus right now is to win a state title," Hidden Valley coach Stan Goodell said. "We need to run as a group. We wanted to run comfortably but did not want to beat up our legs. We have some big races coming up so we didn't want to push it. We wanted to win the meet and we accomplished that."

Phoenix also received a strong performance in the girls race with Kayla Heath taking third (44:20) and a fourth by Sarah Hagy (45:27).

Bryanna Oelrich of Roseburg was the individual winner at 41:35, and the Indians won the team title (21 points). St. Mary's finished second (65).

Rebecca Tribelhorn led the Crusaders individually at 20th, then Kira Heycke, Mary Bennion, Emily Reeder and Morgan Martin all finished consecutively behind Triblehorn in almost identical times.

Prefontaine Memorial Results



LOCAL TEAM SCORES — 1, Hidden Valley, 30; 3, Cascade Christian, 124; 7, North Valley, 233; 11, New Hope Christian, 289; 13, Rogue River, 328; 14, Eagle Point, 359. Incomplete Phoenix, St. Mary's.

LOCAL FINISHERS — 1, Elliott Jantzer, Pho, 32:52; 2, Jacob Bowdoin, NH, 35:12; 3, Daniel Engle, Pho, 36:04; 4, Graham Thirkill, Pho, 36:11; 8, Jared Nichols, CC, 37:04; 11, Earl Brown, HV, 37:18; 12, Jason Arbour, HV, 37:19; 13, Andrew Watson, HV, 37:19; 14, Chris Cline, HV, 37:20; 15, Conner Kasler, HV, 37:20; 18, Jesse Hastings, NV, 37:55; 21, Travis Jantzer, Pho, 38:34; 25, Marty Stiles, CC, 38:43; 26, Cole Watson, RR, 38:44; 34, Vladimir Jensen, CC, 39:06; 35, Brad Arkens, CC, 39:18; 36, Eli Cunningham, NH, 39:22; 44, Tim Stieglitz, CC, 40:24; 45, Jonathan Marcu, CC, 40:25; 46, Matthew Morley, CC, 40:26; 49, Julio Silva, SM, 40:35; 50, Cody Dykeman, HV, 40:45; 51, Joey Logan, EP, 40:55; 54, Mathew Blanco, RR, 41:19; 55, Steven Perston, RR, 41:22; 56, Andrew Powell, NV, 41:24; 60, Matthew Eyman, CC, 41:40; 62, Tim Jaynes, NH, 41:51; 70, Alex Angstadt, HV, 42:45; 71, Cody Warren, EP, 42:50; 76, Tyler Johnson, EP, 43:18; 77, Daniel Delgado, NV, 43:25; 87, Jamison Becker, HV, 44:04; 90, Keifer Pehowic, EP, 44:11; 109, Anthony Whipple, RR, 46:07; 121, Nick Brooks, SM, 46:49; 133, Daniel Wiley, NV, 47:35; 134, Tyler Park, NH, 47:39; 136, Brett Jaynes, NH, 47:45; 149, James Rossiter, NH, 48:31.


LOCAL TEAM SCORES — 2, St. Mary's, 65. Incomplete: Hidden Valley, Rogue River, Eagle Point, North Valley.

LOCAL FINISHERS — 3, Kayla Heath, Pho, 44:20; 4, Sarah Hagy, Pho, 45:27; 8, Dakota Coldsmith, RR, 48:41; 9, Ashley Sankey, EP, 48:56; 14, Emily Sears, NV, 50:01; 20, Rebecca Triblehorn, SM, 50:42; 21, Kira Heycke, SM, 50:42; 22, Mary Bennion, SM, 50:43; 23, Emily Reeder, SM, 50:43; 24, Morgan Martin, SM, 50:43; 27, Ali Rodgers, HV, 51:22; 28, Emilie Brown, HV, 51:28; 29, Haley Borman, HV, 51:34; 31, Emily Spurlin, HV, 52:03; 34, Chloe Hanks, EP, 52:53; 47, Adrienne Engle, Pho, 55:24; 28, Corrine Todak, Pho, 55:24.

SEASIDE 3-COURSE CHALLENGE — At Seaside, Crater's Zach and Josh Elliott were individual winners and the Comets boys and girls captured the team titles against more than 100 schools in the unorthodox event at Camp Rilea.

Runners compete on one of three courses that are classified as easy, moderate and difficult. More than 2,900 competitors participated on terrain that consists of hills and sand.

Zach Elliott, a senior, won the easy course race, which is about 5K, with a time of 16:10. Josh Elliott, a junior, was victorious on the approximately 31/2-mile moderate course at 20:20.

Comet runners Kade Jensen finished 22nd and Neil Seibert was 23rd on the easy course, while Max Runia (seventh), Jon Bryant (11th) and James Croft (18th) were the other top Crater runners on the moderate course. Crater's Tony Barrett (37th) was the top Crater runner on the difficult course.

In girls, Crater senior Kayleigh Tyerman won the easy course race with a time of 18:53. Tyerman defeated the 2008 Class 5A state 1,500 and 800 champion, Alyssa O'Connor from Summit of Bend, who finished second at 19:20. Jessica Dig was 28th for Crater.

On the moderate course, Anya Martinez was the top Crater runner at 22nd, and Lindsey Bascom placed 32nd.

Despite taking a wrong turn, Crater senior Silver Seibert finished eighth on the difficult course.

WILLAMETTE GRASS COURSE — At Salem, North Medford's Drew Jordan finished first and the Black Tornado boys won the three-school 5K event at Bush Park.

Jordan posted a winning time of 16:18. David Huddleston of North placed fourth (17:18).

The North girls finished second to Siuslaw. Churchill of Eugene also competed.

Freshman Brenna Phelps was the top Black Tornado finisher in fourth (20:57), while teammate Jennife Zhu was sixth (21:50).

Water Polo

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT — At Ashland, the Ashland boys team won a pair of matches and the Grizzly girls went 1-1 during opening-day play at the SOU pool.

In boys, Ashland rebounded from an 11-8 loss to South Eugene to post a 15-7 win over Marist and 13-11 win over Cottage Grove.

Robin Haase led Ashland with three goals against South Eugene and four against Marist, while Wynn Michael had two goals against the Axemen and Rafferty Swink three goals against Marist. Jake Gavin scored four times for the Grizz and Troy Richardson added three goals against Cottage Grove.

Ashland goalie Willis Plummer had nine blocks against South Eugene, while Richard Thomas had four blocks in goal against Marist.

Medford's boys team dropped a 15-6 decision to Cottage Grove, with Shawn Zelmer scoring twice and Michel Hill blocking seven shots, and a 17-9 decision to South Eugene. Kyle Wehage had three goals against the Axemen.

In girls, Allison Gida scored six goals and Natalie Delcarlo added five in Ashland's 15-8 win over South Eugene, with Carlee Santee blocking six shots. Gida had four goals and Santee 10 blocks in a 9-7 overtime loss to Cottage Grove.

Medford's girls team lost 13-3 to Cottage Grove and 12-5 to South Eugene, with Nilsa Gibson scoring twice and Hannah Gilder blocking seven shots against the Axemen.

Action continues this morning with the boys and girls teams from Ashland and Medford playing Sheldon.


COLUMBIA 21, ST. MARY'S 0 — The team from White Salmon, Wash., blanked St. Mary's in a nonconference game at Spiegelberg Stadium.

Columbia scored less than a minute into the game and had built the 21-0 lead by halftime.

St. Mary's dropped to 1-2.

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