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Taft grad Arce-Torres crosses finish line on top in track and in classroom

Taft High grad and Western Oregon University sophomore Gabe Arce-Torres parlayed his freshman season on the track last spring into being honored Tuesday for his academic success by the U.S. Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association.

Taft sophomore French soars to second place at State track finals

As if by script, Taft High sophomore JJ French saved his best for last, soaring to a second-place finish Friday at the Class 4A/3A OSAA State Track and Field Championships in Gresham.

Senior Russo hurls, hurdles, shoots, spikes way into Taft sports lore

No matter where you looked on the hardwood floors and playing fields at Taft High over the past several seasons, you were virtually certain to find Savannah Russo leading the way.

Wright, Fuentes, French, Knott lead pack of Taft track athletes into finals

Several Taft High track and field athletes arranged a date with State this week at the Class 3A Special District 2 Track and Field Championships at Dayton.

Koceja leads middle-schoolers, Stutzman sixth-graders at track Districts

Taft High 7-12 eighth-grader Gavin Koceja won the long jump and high jump and anchored the winning boys 4x400-meter relay team Thursday in the Coast Valley League 7-8 District Championships at Yamhill-Carlton.

Taft High’s French wins pole vault on opening day of District track meet

Taft High sophomore JJ French won the pole vault with a leap of 12 feet, 6 inches Tuesday to qualify for State on the...

Taft senior track star Jin sprints to stint as Naval Academy midshipman

It will be “Anchors Aweigh” in more ways than one this week when Taft High senior David Jin hurdles his way into the Class 3A Special District 2 Track and Field Championships in Dayton.

Taft boys, girls finish third in last prep meet for District track finals

Senior Savannah Russo won the javelin and freshman Kadence James the high jump for the girls, while junior Kaden Wright won the 100-meter dash...

Taft’s Wright leads boys, Russo girls in Meet of Champions

Junior Kaden Wright placed third in the 100- and 200-meter dashes to pace Taft High Saturday in the Meet of Champions track and field...

UPDATED: Taft High’s French shoots for the stars at Stayton Twilight

Taft High's JJ French bettered his week-old personal-best leap of 12 feet by a whopping six inches Friday night for a sophomore record in the pole vault at the 25-team Stayton Twilight track and field meet.

Local runners take titles in ‘Run for the Kids’ Earth Day event

Joe Wilkinson of Neskowin won the 10K and Autumn Ellis of Lincoln City claimed the 5K title Saturday at the "Run for the Kids"...

Wright, Jin, Halferty pace Taft with two wins each in home track meet

Junior Kaden Wright and senior David Jin claimed two titles each to lead six Taft High boys to the top of the podium, and junior Sammy Halferty won two sprints Thursday to lead three girls winners in the Taft Invitational Special District 2 track and Field meet at Voris Field.

Three Tigers roar loudest in middle school home track and field meet

Eighth-graders McKaden Melton, Gavin Koceja and Kaitlyn Neves won individual titles Wednesday to lead the way for Taft High 7-12 middle schoolers in a Coast Valley League Junior High track and field meet at Voris Field.

Ten Tigers take titles in Lincoln County JV track and field meet in Newport

Sophomores William Calderon led four boys and Avery Nightingale six girls with individual titles Tuesday as Taft High placed second in both the men's...

PHOTO GALLERY: Taft track to host league meet Thursday at Voris Field

The Taft High track and field team, fresh off participation Saturday in the prestigious Prefontaine Rotary Invitational in Coos Bay, will host a Special...

Taft’s James leads way, three others post top 10’s in prestigious Prefontaine

Kadence James has gone from pinning opponents on a mat to landing on one from increasingly higher heights. On Saturday, the high-jump specialist leaped...

Taft boys finish first, girls second in three-way league meet

Seven Taft High boys and three girls claimed individual titles as the Tigers won the men's title and placed second in the women's Thursday...

Wright, Jin win individual titles, help Taft to relay runner-up finishes

Junior Kaden Wright won the 100-meter dash and senior David Jin the 300-meter hurdles to pace the Taft High boys to a third-place finish...

Eleven Tigers win individual titles; boys place first, girls take second

Five Taft High boys won individual titles to lead the Tigers to the men's title, and six girls were victorious for a runner-up finish...

Taft grad Arce-Torres blazes to win in outdoor collegiate track debut

Considering he was among the state’s fastest high school sprinters, excuse Western Oregon University freshman Gabe Arce-Torres for winning the 400-meter dash Saturday in his first outdoor meet of the collegiate season.

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