Spring sports are in their final weeks, with national championships in collegiate sports coming in a few weeks.
While younger brother Yonny was running at the OSAA track and field championships in Eugene over the weekend, Leo Castillo earned a bid to the NCAA Div. III national championships with Willamette University.
Castillo will run the 10,000 meters May 26-28 at Wesleyan University in Ohio.
In Eugene a few weeks prior Erin Jones ran in the 1500-meter finals for Oregon State at the Oregon Twilight race and finished 13th with a time of 4:59.22.
Competing for Southern Oregon University Kari Hidle finished sixth in her heat with a time of 26.72 at the Cascade Conference Track and Field Conference championships at Mt. Hood Community College May 14. The time qualified her for the finals, where she finished 10th and ran a 26.20.
For Linfield College, Alex Van Slyke ran the 5,000-meter run at the Pacific Twilight race, finishing 26th in 16:02.14.
Running for Cornell University, Lauren Lloyd ran a 2:08.95 to finish in fourth place in the 800-meter run at the Heptagonal Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Yale earlier this month.
In the Summit League championships, Joel Miller cleared a height of 14 feet 9 inches to finish ninth in the pole vault for Oral Roberts University.
While most levels of collegiate track will have their national championships in the next week, the Men's College Lacrosse Association is currently wrapping its championships up in Denver. The Western Oregon University team traveled to Denver, trying for another deep run in the playoffs, only to see its dreams spoiled in a 2-15 first-round loss to Westminster College.
Ian Bohince had a goal for Western Oregon while Jacob Bohince had six goals and a pair of assists.
Both Bohinces were named to the All-American team.
Ian was named first-team midfield and Jacob was named second-team midfield.
Former HRV infielder Brianne Rowley was named to the Midwest Collegiate College first team after an outstanding first campaign at William Penn University.
Rowley hit .377 on the year and led the team in home runs (12) and doubles (20) and recorded a team-best 23-game hitting streak.
Rowley's 20 doubles were tops in the conference.
Finally, for your trivia:
Who is the all-time wins leader on the PGA tour?
A: Sam Sneed with 82. Tiger Woods is the active leader with 71.
That is reason No. 7 to be glad I am your local sports reporter.