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Sunday, April 11, 2021

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

Kaden Wright

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 meet at Sweet Home.

Savannah Russo

Senior Savannah Russo was the top finisher for the girls with a fourth-place showing in the javelin.

Mad Scott

Senior Mad Scott placed fourth for Taft in the javelin; senior David Jin was sixth in the 110-meter hurdles and 10th in the 300-meter hurdles; senior Micah McLeish was ninth in the 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs; freshman Brayan Mateo-Perez was 13th in the 200-meter dash; and sophomore William Calderon was 16th in the 200.

David Jin

Taft’s 4×100-meter boys relay team of Mateo-Perez, Wright, Jin and Calderon placed sixth.

Kadence James

Joining Russo in the top 20 for the girls were freshman Kadence James, who placed sixth in the high jump, and sophomore Jordyn Ramsey, who was 13th in the 800-meter run.

Photos by Lon French

The event, featuring winners from this year’s regular-season events, saw Taft tie for ninth in the boys standings behind champion Sisters, while the girls finished tied for 18th behind winning Philomath.

The event, previously co-hosted by Cascade High, moved from Willamette University in Salem to Husky Stadium this season.


Team Results


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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