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Roundup: Hawks edge out competition at own invite

Published: Sunday, April 27, 2014 12:46 a.m. CDT

Paced by double-winners Cydney Long and Shannon Cullen, the Oregon girls track team won its own invitational on Saturday.

The Hawks finished with 100 points, one more than DeLaSalle and three more than Byron. Amboy (56) and Genoa-Kingston (40) rounded out the top five in a 15-team field.

Long won the 100 hurdles (16.03 seconds) and 300 hurdles (51.08), while Cullen won the discus (113 feet, 7 inches) and shot put (35-3). Second-place finishers included Whitney Long in the high jump (5-0), Sarah Lauer in the triple jump (34-6 1/4) and Cydney Long in the long jump (16-1).

Amboy's lone champ was Danielle Corcoran, who won the 800 (2:34.24). Teammate Erin Hosto was second in the event (2:37.48).

Also for the Clippers, Megan Grady was runner-up in both the 1,600 (5:42.7) and 3,200 (12:13.87).

Warriors 5th at Harlem: Ashleigh Tira won a pair of events as Sterling placed fifth among six teams at the Harlem Invitational.

Hampshire won the event with 117.5 points, while Sterling came in at 61.

Tira won the 100 (12.88) and 300 hurdles (48.22).

Morgan Zuidema took second in the high jump after clearing 5-0. The 3,200 relay team of Mercedes Sanchez, Maggie McPherson, Maegan McCue and Charli Wike was second in 10:08.05.

College tennis

Skyhawks ousted at Region IV: Julius Alvarado won the lone match for Sauk Valley at the Region IV Tournament held Friday and Saturday in Palos Hills.

Alvarado won a 4-6, 6-2, 10-3 decision against Oakton's Alex Vegara on Friday. He then fell to the region's top seed, Mike Broderick of Moraine Valley, on Saturday.

Two more Skyhawks, Jonathon Downing and Victor Renteria, dropped third-set tiebreakers.

The top three teams – Prairie State, Moraine Valley and DuPage – advance to the junior college national tournament slated for May 12-16 in Plano, Texas.

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