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by: Jennifer Hardin Standouts at the state track and field meet included Benson’s Jazmin Ratcliff, claiming the 5A 300 hurdles.

City schools emerged with multiple individual champions and runners-up in state track and field, golf and tennis. At Hayward Field, Franklin’s Ian Burgess swept the Class 5A 1,500 and 3,000 meters. Other 5A winners were Benson’s Jazmin Ratcliff in the girls 100 hurdles and Tech’s Demetrius Rhodes in the boys 800. In 6A, Andy Bennison of Central Catholic won the 1,500, and Jesuit got victories from Jill Doyle (pole vault), Garmai Gorlorwulu (100 hurdles) and Liz Brenner (shot put) en route to the team title with 96 points (Gresham took second with 48). Brenner added a second place in the javelin. Franklin’s boys finished fourth, with Alex Sattley second in the long jump, and Benson’s girls were seventh, with Ratliff third in the 100, long jump and 4x100 relay and teammate Carina Conley placing third in the triple jump, fifth in the high jump and also running the short relay. St. Mary’s Academy claimed ninth among the 6A girls, with Paige Rice finishing second in the 1,500 and the Blues taking second in the 4x400 relay. Jefferson’s Anthony Warren ran second in both 5A boys hurdles, and Parkrose’s Tylor King was second in the shot put. In golf, Lincoln’s Adam Bean won the 6A boys crown by three shots, and Jesuit’s boys earned the 6A title by four strokes over Lake Oswego. At state tennis, Lincoln’s girls and Jesuit’s boys won team titles. The Cardinals nipped Jesuit’s girls 20-19, with Central Catholic tied for fourth with seven points. Lincoln had the second-place finishers in singles, where Ariana Fardanesh lost to Jesuit’s Erin Larner, and doubles, with Kadie and Allie Hueffner falling to a team from West Salem. Wilson’s girls tied for second in the 5A tournament, with Maddie Samkutty placing second in singles. In 5A boys, Wilson was third and Cleveland fourth. The Trojans’ Jake Newhall and Todd Johnson won the 5A boys doubles crown. Cleveland placed third (Graham Gordon and Jonathan Colner) and fifth (Jason Berney and Mason Browning) in doubles. In the 5A boys consolation final, Wilson’s Matt Casey defeated teammate Paul Warner. Grant’s Brent Chin claimed third in 6A singles. PIL awards: The Portland Interscholastic League honored its top girls and boys scholar-athletes, coaches and administrators during a ceremony last week at Nike. Award winners: Benson —Mason Hawk, Andrew Andrews; Cleveland —Joanie Pioli, Sam Smiley; Franklin —Madison Trowbridge, Brenda Epley; Grant —Ragan Allen, Will Watkins; Jefferson —Iamani Burns, Noa Aluesi; Lincoln —Kaija Perkiomaki, Peter Williams; Madison —Emilie Wright, Charles Reed-Dustin; Marshall —Julia Shields, Ner Moo; Roosevelt —Brittany McWilliams, Riley Charlish; Wilson —Ashley Reeves, Jacob Duilio. Other honors: Ron Pheister Assistant Coach of the Year —Jason Schmidt, Wilson; Marsha Richard Coach of the Year —Jim Hennessey, Franklin; E. Paul McCall Coach of the Year —Jeff Zerba, Cleveland; Athletic Director of the Year —Mike Shanahan, Cleveland; Robert Blanchard Distinguished Service Award —Bob Olson. Baseball: Central Catholic was the only team in the city to make it beyond the first round. The Rams pelted Lincoln 11-4 on Monday. Jesuit also advanced to the second round in Class 6A. Another Metro League team, Southridge, pounded Grant 18-1 to open the 6A playoffs. All five PIL 5A teams lost their opening postseason games. Wilson lost 2-1 to The Dalles-Wahtonka, Cleveland fell 6-5 to Putnam, Madison suffered a 4-2 loss to Milwaukie, Franklin got beat 6-1 at Sherwood, and Benson went down 23-4 at Wilsonville. In 2A, top-ranked Portland Christian (22-3) was scheduled to open the 16-team playoffs Wednesday at home against Joseph/Enterprise. Softball: Franklin was the only PIL team still playing as of midweek, but the Quakers faced a challenge at 25-1 Silverton. Lacrosse: Oregon City’s girls nipped Wilson 11-10 in Monday’s state semifinals. The Pioneers moved into the championship match at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hillsboro Stadium against Lake Oswego, which downed West Linn 20-9 in the other semifinal. Oregon City also edged Wilson 10-9 in a nonleague game in April; both teams went undefeated in league play. Lincoln’s boys completed a 12-0 regular season.