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Friday, December 4, 2020

Taft track and field star Knott flashes shiny silver bling at State

Ella Knott
Ella Knott

Taft High sophomore Ella Knott won the silver medal in the javelin Thursday in the Class 3A OSAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene.

Knott hurled the javelin 133 feet, 1 inch at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus, just short of her school-record 137-foot, 2-inch heave in winning last week’s Special District 2 title in Dayton. Senior Jordynn Slater of La Pine placed first with a throw of 151 feet, 6 inches.

Knott also competed in the 400-meter run, but failed to qualify for Friday’s finals, placing 12th. A three-event qualifier, she also did not place in the pole vault.

Sophomore Kaden Wright finished 8th Friday in the 200-meter dash finals. Wright failed to qualify for the finals in the 100-meter dash.

Kaden Wright
Kaden Wright

Complete results

PHOTOS BY LON FRENCH

Taft sophomore Autumn Ellis failed to qualify for the finals in the 3,000-meter run, placing 10th in 11:58.43, her personal-best by almost 20 seconds.

Senior Preston Nightingale and freshman Jordyn Ramsey placed ninth Friday in the 1,500- and 800-meter runs.

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