Avila Takes 10th at T & F Championships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was just a few years ago Eric Avila wasn’t even running competitively. On Saturday, Avila finished 10th overall in the 1,500 meter run at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento. After a year at Northern Arizona University, Avila took two years off before joining Southern Oregon University’s cross … Continue reading »

State Track Meet, Day Three

EUGENE, Ore. – Last year Venessa D’Arpino won three individual titles at the 4A OSAA Track Meet. This year Venessa only won one individual title. Her sister, Kerissa, won two individuals and the twins combined for Gold in the 4 x 100 relay. The North Valley girls team won the 4A team title as well. … Continue reading »

6A District 1 Track and Field Recap

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Eight schools competed at the 6A District 1 meet on Saturday. The top two finishers in each event qualified for the state meet beginning Friday. The updated list of Southern Oregon qualifiers is below (the final list will be posted on by Wednesday). Boys Qualifiers: 800 Meter Run – Austin Sanders, … Continue reading »

SOU’s Avila Gets Centrowitz’s Attention

EUGENE, Ore. – Eric Avila already proved he can compete with the top collegiate runners in the nation when he set the best time in the 5,000 Meter Run at the Stanford Invitational earlier this month. On Saturday, Avila established his presence among the best overall runners in the country. Avila finished 0.33 seconds behind … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Dominates Rotary Relays

MEDFORD, Ore. – In the 60th edition of the Medford Rotary Relays at North Medford High School, it was Grants Pass that exerted its dominance over the track and field landscape in Southern Oregon. The Cavemen won both the boys’ and girls’ meets in impressive fashion. The Hidden Valley boys and North Valley girls won … Continue reading »

UO Lands NCAA Track & Field Champs 8 Yrs

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon’s Historic Hayward Field will host the NCAA Track and Field Championships for the next eight years, the athletic department announced Wednesday. The department says the NCAA chose the venue for the Outdoor Track and Field Championships from 2015-2021. “We are excited that Hayward Field will remain the dream … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Stephanie Croy

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – There isn’t much Stephanie Croy can’t do. She’s always been a great student, active in the community and a stellar athlete. Right now Stephanie plays three sports at Cascade Christian, but she would have played more. “I was always a soccer girl,” Stephanie says. “I started soccer in first grade and played … Continue reading »

Kerissa & Vanessa D’Arpino: Amateur AotW

MERLIN, Ore. — The top two girls runners in the state will face off in this weekend’s state championship. Chris Leone take a closer look at the twin driving force behind North Valley’s state title hopes.

Southern Oregon Athletes Compete at Olympic Trials

Athletes with ties to Oregon have been doing very well at the Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene. On Monday, a pair of Southern Oregonians aimed to join the ranks of the nation’s elite. Ian Dobson, a Klamath Union graduate who finished third at the Trials in 2008, once again earned a spot in … Continue reading »