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Track & Field

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.

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