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Brayan Mateo winning his 100m heat

Sprinter Brayan Mateo won the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, and Joshua Ruiz won the shot put Tuesday to pace the Taft boys in the Mid-Valley Central Coast middle school track and field meet at Newport High School.

Brayan Mateo winning his 200m heat
Brayan Mateo winning his 200m heat

Kaden HIndman was second in the javelin for the boys, who placed fourth behind winner Lebanon in the competition between sixth and eighth graders. Sammy Vasquez was third in the 200.

Gavin Koceja
Gavin Koceja winning his 200m heat

Kadence James led the Taft girls, who placed fourth behind champion Newberg, with a second-place showing in the high jump.

Taft competes again Wednesday, April 25, in a Coast Valley Junior High League meet against Dayton, Delphian and Nestucca Valley at Nestucca High School.

Tuesday’s complete individual results

Team Scores

1. Lebanon 153.5
2. Newberg 140
3. Newport 95
4. Taft 91.5
5. Toledo 26


1. Newberg 203
2. Newport 125.25
3. Lebanon 117.5
4. Taft 42.25
5. Toledo 19


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