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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Arce-Torres, McLeish, French lead Taft boys with track and field wins

Gabe Arce-Torres
Taft senior Gabe Arce-Torres won the 200-meter dash in 23.57 and the 400 meters in 53.31. Photo by Lon French


The Taft High boys and girls placed second Thursday to host Amity in the West Valley League Icebreaker track and field meet.

Amity won the boys meet, 134-113, and the girls competition, 125-109 over the Tigers.

Taft senior Gabe Arce-Torres won the 200-meter dash in 23.57 and the 400 meters in 53.31.

Micah McLeish
Micah McLeish was victorious at 800 meters in 2:18.83

JJ French
JJ French won the Pole Vault

Taft junior Micah McLeish was victorious at 800 meters in 2:18.83, while freshman JJ French won the pole vault, with junior teammate Jacob Mayoral second.


Sophomore Kayden Wright was third in the 200-meter dash, and Mayoral third at 400 meters.

Freshman Jordyn Ramsey was second for the Taft girls at 400 and 1,500 meters, and freshman Autumn Ellis second in the 800 and third in the 1,500.

Ellis and Ramsey teamed with Olivia Williams and Savannah Russo to win the 4×400 relay.

4 x 400

Junior Kayla Brown was second in the high jump and sophomore Ella Knott second in the pole vault.

Knott was third in the 400, while sophomore Brooke Orendorff won the 3,000-meter run for Taft.

For complete results, go to:


West Valley League Icebreaker

Team Results


1. Amity 134
2. Taft 113
3. Dayton 110
4. Sheridan 87
5. Santiam Christian 63
6. Willamina 62


1. Amity 125
2. Taft 109
3. Santiam Christian 87
4. Dayton 69
5. Willamina 65
6. Sheridan 57



Jim Fossumhttp://SilverandBlackToday.com
Homepage Executive Editor and former longtime Sports Editor of the near-200,000 circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fossum brings 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Lincoln City Homepage. The former longtime reporter for the Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard is also Editor-in-Chief and Senior Columnist for SilverandBlackToday.com, which covers the NFL's Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders.


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