Southern Oregon sophomore Mitchell Lofstedt tied his late father Brent's school record for pins a season as he led the fifth-ranked Raiders to a 2-1 record at Sunday's Menlo Duals.
Southern Oregon sophomore Mitchell Lofstedt tied his late father Brent's single-season school pin record as he led the fifth-ranked Raiders to a 2-1 mark at Sunday's Menlo Duals in Atherton, Calif.
Southern Oregon defeated Menlo 41-6 and split with a pair of NCAA Division I programs, defeating UC Davis 24-16 and falling to CSU Bakersfield 29-12.
Southern Oregon sits at 14-7 on the year.
Lofstedt, the top-ranked 125-pounder in the nation, came away with pins in matchups against UC Davis and CSU Bakersfield to tie his dad's record of 20 pins in a season. Brent Lofstedt accomplished the record during the 1982-83 season.
Lofstedt also defeated Menlo's Kiyoshi Kawano by technical fall, 18-3, to go a perfect 3-0 on the day. With 34 victories on the season, Lofstedt now needs nine more to break the school's single-season record of 42 victories, held by Wes Balensifer (2003-04) and Nick Cline (1996-97).
Southern Oregon's Jimmy Eggemeyer (149), Kyle Wirkuty (141) and Ron Lee (197) both also went 3-0 during the duals.
Southern Oregon will host Clackamas Community College on Saturday at 3 p.m. in an exhibition dual. The exhibition was originally scheduled for Sunday; admission is free.
The Ashland High boys and girls swim teams both dominated Klamath Union and Mazama in a Southern Sky Conference three-way meet Saturday in Klamath Falls.
The Ashland boys defeated Klamath Union 163-63 and Mazama 172-40, while the AHS girls pounded Klamath Union 152-102 and Mazama 171-78.
Kaylee Tracy and Kirsten Ericksen won two events apiece to lead the Ashland girls. Tracy, a senior, won the 50-meter freestyle in 29.59 seconds and the100 freestyle in 1:09.98. Ericksen, a junior, won the 100 butterfly in 1:15.09 and the 100 backstroke in 1:14.89.
Tracy and Ericksen also helped the Ashland 200 medley relay team swim to victory in 2:22.73.
The Ashland boys were led by freshman Gus Simms and senior Lucas Opgenorth. Simms won two events, taking the 100 butterfly in 1:05.97 and the 400 freestyle in 4:41.03. Opgenorth won the 100 backstroke in 1:11.66.