EUGENE — After setting new personal records in the 100 and 200 at the Casco League/Valley 10 district meet, Elizabeth Warren's biggest wish entering the 1A state championships was to set a new PR in her signature event, the 400.
The C.S. Lewis Academy junior did just that, posting a 1:01.84, but unfortunately it came on Thursday during preliminaries, as she qualified second.
Having just placed eighth in the 100 about 30 minutes prior, Warren had a quick turnaround for Friday's 400 finals and she faded a bit down the stretch, dropping a two spots to place fourth in 1:02.22.
"I felt pretty strong coming out of the block and coming out of the first 100," Warren said. "I felt good until the end of the race. I felt like I hit the wall pretty hard."
Warren said that she felt somewhat drained after running qualifying races for the 100, 200 and 400 on Thursday, but that was most pronounced on the 100, where she clocked a 13.56. She just missed out on making the finals in the 200 as well, as her time of 27.73 Thursday placed her ninth and was just 0.25 seconds out of the final berth into finals.
"I feel it's gone really well," Warren said of the whole weekend. "I'm excited about PR-ing in the 400."
Newberg 41, Columbia County 25 — The Tigers (5-3) avenged a 29-26 loss from the regular season, which coach Jerad Reinhardt had contested for being incorrectly scored, to claim fifth place in the Rugby Oregon Girls 10s division. Newberg opened up an early 12-0 lead and took a 26-10 lead into halftime. The Tigers led by at least three scores for most of the second half and got three tries from Brooke Nichols and one apiece from Genesis Ulloa, McKenzie Plummer, Emely Alejandro and Giselle Sagrero-Neri.
"I was very happy with the progression of the team this year and I think it showed in the last two weeks with our score differential of points scored 104 to only 35 against," Reinhardt said. "The score differential combined against those two teams from earlier in the year was 41 for and 39 against."
Lake Oswego 4, Newberg 1 — The Tigers (8-17) saw their three-game winning streak snapped in a Class 6A play-in game May 16 at Lake Oswego (12-16). NHS senior Taylor Palmer pitched a complete game in his swan song, allowing five hits and four walks with seven strikeouts. The Tigers managed one hit, from senior Spencer Trout, off the Lakers and could not keep pace.
Oregon City 10, Newberg 9 — The Tigers rallied late but fell in the opening round of the Silver Bracket playoffs May 16. Newberg stormed back from a 5-2 halftime deficit to tie the game at 7-7 late in the second half, but the Pioneers responded with three straight goals. The Tigers recovered with a pair of goals in the final minutes and got off a shot at the buzzer, but it was saved by goalie Laney Schuett. Ann Nelson scored three goals to lead Newberg (7-12), which also got two goals apiece from Josey Duey and Hannah Huchetter, as well as 10 saves from senior goalie Epi Roldan.
Oregon City 7, Newberg 6 — The first-round Cascade Cup playoff game Friday night in Oregon City was nearly a mirror image of the girls' contest, with the boys falling behind early and rallying late. Junior goalie Dalton Paskett made 25 saves for the Tigers (6-12).
OHSET State Meet — Newberg's In Hand Obstacle Relay team of Ally Mills, Cassidy Giesch, Victoria Guarnaccia, Alexis Wilkinson and Katelyn Salzberg took home the gold medal to qualify for the Pacific Northwest Invitational Championship (PNWIC) regional competition June 2-4 in Redmond. Ally Mills took silver in showmanship and Sarah Thomson was third in reining to qualify as well.