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Hill wins two golds and a silver in Salem

by: file photo, Gresham High School's Schavey Hill picked up three medals at the Junior Olympic Regionals last weekend in Salem.

Gresham High School junior Schavey Hill added to her collection of precious medals after making repeated trips to the awards stand at the Junior Olympic regional track championships last weekend in Salem.

Hill doubled up with wins in the young women's 200-meter dash (24.59 seconds) and the 400 (56.89) where she beat runner-up Bianca Greene by almost two full seconds. Hill also took second place in the 100 sprint.

Zoe Frank earned the only other local win on the girls side, claiming the midget discus title with a heave of 76-feet-3-inches, beating the rest of the field by more than three feet.

Damascus Christian's Emily Holding took second in the young women's high jump, while younger sister Rebecca Holding was runner-up in the intermediate 400 hurdles.

Centennial's Chris Struckman led the way in the boys meet by winning the intermediate long jump (21-0) by two inches over Jordan Polk. Struckman added a silver medal in the high jump.

Damascus Christian sophomore Sean Lewis won the intermediate high hurdles in 16.0 seconds and took second in the 400 hurdles.

Gresham's Shaun Lambert was the other local champion, winning the young men's 400 (50.26) by almost a full second. He was also fifth in the 100 and 200 sprints.

Brock Bennett took second in the intermediate shot put and third in the javelin, while Super Throwers teammate Eric Skipper was second in the young men's hammer throw.

Other top five finishes included Andrew Hopkins (second, intermediate girls javelin), Lacey Muesec (fourth, young women's 200), Spencer Clark (fourth, young men's 800) and Danielle Ferguson (fifth, young women's triple jump).

The top three finishers in each event qualify for the national meet July 25-31 in Baltimore.