Faust Wins Long Jump, Toey Claims Three State Titles

Four southern Oregon track and field athletes won a combined seven state titles over the weekend.

Posted: May 19, 2018 10:19 PM
Updated: May 20, 2018 8:31 AM

MEDFORD--Southern Oregon-bred athletes shined at the OSAA Track and Field Championships this weekend at Hayward Field in Eugene, as four different athletes won a combined seven state titles.

In Class 6, North Medford's Kaison Faust claimed the long jump championship.

At the 5A level, Ashland sophomore EJ Holland set a state meet record in the 3000 M and also won the 1500 M. Fellow teammate Alex Franklin took third in the 1500; Grizzly Ian Rinefort took third in the 400; and Crater's Jantz Tostenson took second in the 3000.

Cal Duke, another Comet, set a state meet record in the 300 M hurdles, while Emily Thomason took third in the pole vault.

Eagle Point freshman Austin Strawn burst onto the scene by winning the javelin title with a throw of 189 feet, four inches.

The rest of the spotlight belonged to North Valley Bailee Touey, who is now a three-time state champion in the 100, 200 and 400 M. Kaylee Touey took second in the javelin with a school record throw of 129 feet, four inches.

Christian Wytcherley placed second in the triple jump, and Hidden Valley freshman Kaia Fisher took third in the shotput.

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