Frantz, Roudebush qualify for nationals

Southern Oregon's Seena Frantz and Levi Roudebush both secured NAIA automatic qualifying marks at Friday's San Francisco State Distance Carnival.

Frantz, an All-American on SOU's women's cross country team, finished 14th in her section of the 5,000 with a time of 17:46.54 to easily best the automatic standard. Roudebush finished third in the 1,500 with a time of 3:51.55 to stamp his ticket to the National Championships.

Also for the Raiders, Laurie Stoutenburgh (38:59.93) and Kristen Juveland (39:22.25) both earned NAIA provisional qualifying marks in the 10,000.

Other results for the SOU women included Tara Krempley (18:29.94) finishing eighth and Anya Martinez (18:35.27) 10th in their section of the 5,000, and Kelly Clark finished 13th in 12:08.56 in the 3,000 steeplechase.

The Raiders had nine runners compete in the men's 5,000. Zach Elliott finished fourth in his section of the 5,000 with a time of 15:16.82 and was followed by Hector Aleman (sixth, 15:19.91), Andrew Milne (12th, 15:25.85), Josh Seitz (16th, 15:31.96) and Ruben Martinez (20th, 15:39.72). In the other section of the 5,000, Brett Hornig finished fifth in 15:47.02, Jerrod Puckett finished seventh in 15:53.51 and Nik Walker finished 18th in 16:05.33.

Also for the SOU men, Wendell Sells finished third in the 100 (11.23) and fifth in the 200 (23.26), Peter Stice (2:00.88) finished seventh in his section of the 800 and Kurtis Semph (2:04.51) finished sixth in his section of the 800 and Colin McRoberts finished sixth in the 3,000 steeplechase in 9:54.56.

Women's Tennis

At Caldwell, Idaho, SOU finished the regular season with a split, losing a 5-4 match to Montana State-Billings before defeating College of Idaho, 8-1, in the season finale.

The Raiders wrapped up the season 4-7 overall and will host the Ashland Tennis Club in an exhibition match on April 3.

In the setback to MSU-Billings, SOU's duo of Liz Kiger and Emma Wilson won 8-5 for the lone doubles victory. Lexi Thomas won the No. 2 singles match and Wilson and Kayla Carroll won the Nos. 5 and 6 singles matches in third set tiebreakers.

In the victory over College of Idaho, the Raiders only dropped one singles match.


At Salem, Southern Oregon came away with its third straight Cascade Conference split, winning the opener against Corban, 5-4, and then dropping the nightcap, 8-3.

In the opener, junior Karri Johnson picked up her third straight victory for the Raiders (7-13, 3-3 CC) and held the Warriors (11-16, 3-3) to seven hits.

SOU cut its deficit to 3-2 after Kathryn Moy got on base by an error and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Meghan Laughlin in the fifth inning.

In the sixth, senior Bailey Price hit a leadoff double and Johnson then helped herself with a run-scoring single and eventually scored on an RBI single by Moy for a 4-3 lead.

The Warriors tied the game in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single, but in the top of the seventh, Price walked and moved to second on a single by Jessica Flores and then came around to score on a fielder's choice and an error.

In the bottom of the seventh, Johnson gave up a one-out triple and then retired the next to runners for the victory.

Johnson, Moy, Price and Rayna Okimoto all had two hits for the Raiders.

In the nightcap, the Warriors hit five home runs — including three by catcher Tamara Feb.

Junior Sarah Wharton led the SOU offense with a two-run single.

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