Kreuz, Baker lead Raiders at districts

Southern Oregon senior Cameron Kreuz and junior Antwun Baker each scored their second victories during the final day of the Cascade Conference track and field championships Saturday at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham.

Kreuz, who won the 1,500-meter run on Friday, came away with the 800 title Saturday. Kreuz won the event with an NAIA Automatic time of 1 minute, 51.95 seconds and was also voted the conference's track athlete of the meet.

Baker, who set a championship record with his victory in the 100 Friday night, won Saturday's 200 in 22.10.

In the team race, Concordia ran away with both the men's and women's titles. Southern Oregon finished third on the men's side and fifth on the women's side.

In the men's 5,000, SOU took home four of the top eight spots. Joe Rath (14:59.96) and David Laney (15:02.93) both broke the previous conference championship mark, but finished second and third. Chris Paterson finished fifth in 15:21.66 and Ryan Ghelfi finished sixth in 15:24.53.

On the women's side Saturday, senior Stephanie Miller finished third in the javelin with a throw of 140-05 and Chenin Young finished fourth in the triple jump (32-11).

The Raiders are now off until the NAIA Championships May 21-23.

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