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Taft High’s Knott breaks own school javelin record

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Ella Knott
Ella Knott

Talk about a short shelf life!

Taft High sophomore Ella Knott broke her own school record in the javelin Friday after setting the mark just two days earlier in Corvallis.

Ella Knott

Knott hurled the javelin 130 feet, 6 inches at the Central Coast Invitational track and field meet in Florence mere hours after breaking Rose Hollingsworth’s 13-year-old school record with a throw of 129 feet, 2 inches.

Knott also won the pole vault with a personal-best jump of 8 feet in leading the Taft girls to sixth place in the 13-team event hosted by Siuslaw High School.

The Taft boys, led by senior sprinter Gabe Arce-Torres’ victories in the 200- and 400-meter dashes, placed fifth.

Perennial Class 4A power Philomath won both the boys and girls team titles.

While Knott was the only Taft representative with a top-three finish in the girls competition, senior distance runner Preston Nightingale won the 1,500-meter run, Arce-Torres finished second in the 100 and junior Mad Scott was third in the javelin for the boys.

Mad Scott
Mad Scott

This post will be updated

Team Scores

Boys
1.Philomath122
2.Dallas114
3.Pleasant Hill93
4.Siuslaw75
5.Taft69
6.Central Linn58
7.Waldport39
8.Yoncalla27
9.Reedsport26
10.Roseburg24
11.Sutherlin12
Girls
1.Philomath187
2.Central Linn95
3.Pleasant Hill80
4.Dallas69
5.Siuslaw65
6.Taft43
7.Roseburg26
8.Yoncalla23
9.Gold Beach22
10.Waldport16
11.Sutherlin10
11.Toledo10
13.Reedsport8

 

 

complete individual results

Taft track and field schedule

Class 3A teams and leagues:

 

Jim Fossum
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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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