The Crusaders double their fun at state, win their second straight Class 6A crown

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Jesuit's Makenna Schumacher (left) edges Barlow's Olivia Johnson by .02 seconds to win the 3,000 meters title during the Class 6A state track meet on Friday at Hayward Field in Eugene.The 2016 season was just flat-out fun for the Jesuit girls track team.

So much so, in fact, that the Crusaders recreated the most important part of it in 2017, winning their second straight Class 6A state championship on Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Jesuit wrapped up its second straight title — and its fifth in the past 10 years — by piling up 71 points to beat second-place West Salem's 57 and third-place Grants Pass' 51.

The rest of the state's top 10 teams included: Barlow 47, Sunset 45, Centennial 31.5, Grant 25, South Eugene 23, Southridge 22, and Newberg 21.

Leaders for the Crusaders included: Makenna Schumacher, first in the 3,000 meters and second in the 1,500; the 4 x 100 relay team of Isabelle Ford, Claire Corbitt, Alisha Lowe and Lena Colson, first; Alexis Kebbe, third in the 3,000; the 4 x 400 relay team of Gabby Navarro, Ella Nelson, Hallie DeVore and Colson, third; Corbitt, third in the long jump; and Sara Sanders, third in the javelin.

Winners on the track were: Deshae Wise of Grants Pass in the 100 at 11.97; Rebekah Miller of North Salem in the 200 at 24.58; Madison Hergert of Newberg in the 400 at 56.42; Kelly Makin of Sunset n the 800 at 2:10.99; Makin in the 1,500 at 4:33.47; Schumacher in the 3,000 at 9:42.56; Wise in the 100 high hurdles at 13.96; Wise in the 300 intermediate hurdles at 42.86; Jesuit's 4 x 100 relay team of Ford, Corbitt, Lowe and Colson at 48.03; and West Salem's 4 x 400 relay team of Lara Watson, Elisabeth Goodrich, Cari McCrae and Lucy Jolivette at 3:56.65.

Winners in field events were: Sydney Denham of Lincoln at 5 feet, 6 inches; Olivia Neal of Sunset in the pole vault at 11-9; Judith Baxter Game of Grant in the long jump at 18-5.75; Taylor McCarrell of West Salem at 38-2.25; Jaida Ross of North Medford in the triple jump at 43-7.75; Ava David of Lake Oswego in the discus at 134-4; and Keira McCarrell of West Salem in the javelin at 146-11.

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