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North Marion 2019 4A Special District 2 League Champs!

| October 26,2019

North Marion 2019 4A Special District 2  League Champs!

How big was Friday night for The North Marion Huskies? Well let’s start with the first outright league Football title, in at least 60 years. 

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2018 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 4

Jeff Drumm | September 28,2018

2018 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 4

It's time for another season of Premature Playoff Predictions. Much has changed about Oregon high school football in the past year, but I got my spreadsheets adjusted, and (assuming I didn't make any typos) I'm ready to start guessing at what will happen.   Game predictions are based on the Freeman rankings...

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NM/Woodburn- It's Back!

| September 13,2018

NM/Woodburn- It's Back!

What is Football without a great rival? One of the best ever is back in Northern Marion County! Photo Brent DeLaPaz Woodburn Independent Fall 1986- Pictured Woodburns Kit Cummings, and North Marions Kevin Pearson. Two good friends, who simply wore different uniforms.    The Woodburn/ North Marion rivalry, is one that stretches...

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You are here: Home Track and Field Menu Track and Field News Oregon’s Galen Rupp breaks own American Record in 10,000-meters

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Oregon’s Galen Rupp breaks own American Record in 10,000-meters


EUGENE – Portland’s Galen Rupp and his coach Alberto Salazar came in to the 40th Prefontaine Classic with one goal; to lower his own American Record in the 10,000-meters. On Friday night at historic Hayward Field, Rupp executed the plan to perfection by taking almost four seconds off his old mark with a 26:44.36 clocking! The time is the second fastest ever run on American soil.


The pacesetters put Rupp almost exactly on pace at the halfway mark and three Kenyan’s (Paul Tanui, Bedan Karoki, Stephen Sambu) pushed Rupp until two laps remained. That is when Rupp took complete control of the race. Rupp shot out like a cannon and gapped the three Kenyans as he sped to a 1:57 last 800-meters, winning by more than five seconds. All three Kenyan’s broke the 27-minute barrier; Tanui was second in 26:49.41, Karoki finished third in 26:52.36 and Sambu was fourth in 26:54.61.


“I didn’t really know what to expect coming in, but I knew I had a great chance to run fast,” said Rupp. Rupp is no stranger to success at Hayward Field as he is a former Oregon prep champion and University of Oregon legend. “I’ve had so many great memories here,” said Rupp. “It’s just a special place for me.”


Rupp was gracious to the boisterous crowd that seemed to peak during his 10K race.  “It’s a great way to end the night,” said Rupp. “It just shows you how special this place is, with this many people coming out being enthusiastic for a 10K. The main program is tomorrow and to have this many people show up on Friday night is just phenomenal.”






























Galen Rupp unleashes a furious kick with two laps remaining on his way to setting a new American Record in the 10,000-meters in 26:44.36.




800m Men – International


Lake Oswego native Elijah Greer made a game move down the final straightaway but couldn’t reel in Kenyan Job Kinyor in the Men’s International 800-meters on Friday night, finishing second in a season’s best 1:45.30. Kinyor’s winning time was 1:44.70. American Eric Sowinski finished third in 1:45.64.

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Elijah Greer, University of Oregon and Lake Oswego HS alum, waves to the crowd before the men's 800-meters. Greer finished second in a season's best 1:45.30.


800m Women – National


American Chanelle Price took the pace out hard and held on for the win in the women’s 800-meters in 2:00.38, as four women were within three-tenths of a second of each other. American Maggie Vessey closed hard for second place in 2:00.48. Canadian Melissa Bishop placed third in a season’s best 2:00.52 and American Heather Kampf ran 2:00.65 for fourth. Teenage sensation Mary Cain struggled, finishing 8th in 2:02.31.


Shot Put – Men


Reese Hoffa led three Americans over 70-feet in the Shot Put, picking up the win with a toss of 21.64m (71-0). Joe Kovacs finished second 21.46m (70-5) and Christian Cantwell placed third 21.38m (70-1 3/4).











































Reese Hoffa unleashed the only throw over 71-feet to win the Prefontaine Classic Shot Put title for the fourth time in five years.


Discus - Women


Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic set a meet record with her throw of 69.32m (227-5). Germany’s Shanice Craft finished second with a personal best throw of 65.38m (214-6). American Gia Lewis-Smallwood set a season’s best to finish third with 64.98m (213-2 1/4).


Long Jump – Women


The women’s long jump was the closest competition of the evening as the top five women were separated by just six centimeters. 1. Ivana Spanovic, Serbia 6.88m (22-7). 2. Darya Klishina, Russia 6.88 (22-7). 3. Eloyse Lesueur, France 6.87m (22-6 1/2). 4. Brittney Reese, USA 6.86m (22-6). 5.Tori Bowie, USA 6.82m (22-4 1/2).






 Prefontaine Steve01-jj-crop“A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.” – Steve Prefontaine

Photo Courtesty University of Oregon Sports Information









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