The Siuslaw Boys Track and Field Team won the big ones and cruised to the blue team trophy at the OSAA Track and Field finals Saturday. Mack Marbas was the individual champion in the 1,500 and finished 2nd in the 3,000. Billy Jones bettered his personal previous best in the long jump by more than a foot to capture that title with a leap of 22-feet; 9 ¼-inches. 800 meter defending champion Hayden Schaffner was second in the event this year. Matthew Campbell was 2nd in the 15; 4th in the three thousand, and Mitchell Butler was 3rd in the three-thousand.
In the girls meet, Gladstone and Newport shared the championship trophy; Siuslaw was 10th overall. Katy Potter finished 2nd in both the 3-thousand and 15-hundred; Ashlee Cole was 3rd in the javelin.
The Oregon State Beavers clinched the Pac-12 baseball crown winning two out of three over the weekend against Washington State. Number 4 Oregon State, with a 24-6 conference record, will host an NCAA regional this coming weekend. Oregon took two of three games from Utah in Salt Lake City to claim 2nd place. The number ten Ducks finished with a 22-8 Pac-12 record and will also host an NCAA Regional.
NCAA Softball Super Regional
The Pac-12 champion Oregon Softball team needed to win two games in a weekend Super-Regional playoff against Nebraska, but in the end, the Cornhuskers grounded the ducks to advance to the Women’s College Softball World Series. Number three Oregon fell in game one 5-2 Saturday. Then needed a win in game one of a double-header yesterday to stay alive. They got it, 4-3, but it took 11 innings. After a short break, 14th ranked Nebraska came back out and took the rubber match 4-2.