Friday, October 15, 2021

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Cross Country

Vesma leads way with Taft’s top Finnish in State cross country championships

Senior Finnish exchange student Matias Vesma placed 18th in 17.19.9 Saturday to lead Taft High to eighth place in the Class 3A OSAA Boys...

Local youngsters put best foot forward in middle school state championships

Kris Cabal, Cameron Trowbridge, Bryce Storms and Ava Zalewski represented Taft High 7-12 Sunday in the 3,000-meter Super Champs category of the...

Vesma, Hindman lead Taft boys cross country team to State; Ellis paces girls

Seniors Matias Vesma and Lucas Hindman placed fifth and sixth, respectively, Thursday at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon to lead the Taft High boys...

Taft cross country team primed for league championships

Fresh off a tune-up run in the Taft Two-Mile Trial, the Tigers' cross country team will compete Thursday in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2...

Finland’s Vesma places fourth for Tigers in Toledo XC Challenge

Finnish foreign exchange student Matias Vesma led the Taft High varsity boys with a fourth-place finish in 17:29, and Zander Hryczyk, Eli Jones, Angelo Cruz Garcia, Cooper Fitch and Brayan Mateo posted personal-best times Saturday in the Toledo XC Challenge.

Hindman, Lundstedt, Ellis pace Taft at prestigious Prefontaine

Lucas Hindman placed 28th and Hunter Lundstedt 34th Saturday to lead the Taft High boys, while fellow senior Autumn Ellis finished 25th to pace...

Four Tigers take top finishes into Cape Kiwanda Challenge

Four Taft High athletes will be coming off top-10 performances when the Tigers return to cross country action Thursday at the Nestucca Cape Kiwanda...

Experience, passion help Tigers set course for cross country success

With what amounts to two exhibitions under their heels, the Taft High cross country team opens with its first true competition of the fall season Tuesday at the Amity Invite.

Taft boys place eighth at State cross country championships

Senior Micah McLeish finished 27th and junior Lucas HIndman 34th Saturday to pace Taft High to an eighth-place finish in the OSAA State Cross Country Championships.

McLeish leads Taft boys, Ellis girls at Tillamook cross country race

Taft High senior Micah McLeish placed 11th to pace the boys team and junior Autumn Ellis finished 19th to lead the girls Friday in the Fred Berkey Cross Country Invite in Tillamook.

DeMello, Orendorff pace Taft; Hindman wins JV race

Taft junior Eli DeMello placed fifth for the boys and junior Brooke Orendorff ninth for the girls Thursday in the Conquer the Hill Invitational cross country meet in Sheridan.

McLeish, Ellis post top-three finishes for Taft cross country team

Taft High senior Micah McLeish finished second for the boys and junior Autumn Ellis third for the girls Thursday in the Cape Kiwanda Invitational cross country meet in Pacific City.

Taft struts its stuff at prestigious Prefontaine meet

The Taft High boys placed 10th and the girls 12th Saturday in the Prefontaine Memorial Invitational in Coos Bay that honors Steve Prefontaine -- the most dominant American distance runner of all time.

Taft wins Battle, youngsters lead Tigers to Best finish at Deedon Invite

Sixth-graders Trenton Battle and Ryan Best led the Taft middle school cross country team with the top boys performances Thursday.

Tigers slosh way to finish line in Ultimook human mud bog

Runners got down and dirty Saturday in the annual Ultimook Challenge at Hydrangea Ranch in Tillamook.

Taft cross country runners to get down and dirty in Tillamook

The spectator-friendly Tillamook race offers a true cross country experience with two river crossings, a mud pit, a mile of wood-chipped trails and one-half mile on packed gravel.

Taft’s McLeish paces boys; Tolan leads girls in cross country opener

Taft High senior Micah McLeish placed third Thursday in the Two-Mile Trial cross country season opener at Cottage Grove.

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