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Monday, October 18, 2021

Three Tigers roar loudest in middle school home track and field meet

Taft Middle School Track

Eighth-graders McKaden Melton, Gavin Koceja and Kaitlyn Neves won individual titles Wednesday to lead the way for Taft High 7-12 middle schoolers in a Coast Valley League Junior High track and field meet at Voris Field.

Melton won the 100-meter hurdles, Koceja the high jump and Neves the javelin as the Tigers finished third behind Amity in both the men’s and women’s competitions. Yamhill-Carlton, Gaston and Faulconer-Chapman also competed in the meet.

Boone Marker
Boone Marker lends a hand

Koceja was second in the 200-meter dash, Cooper Fitch second in the 800-meter run and Eli Jones second in the 1,500-meter run for the Taft boys.

Seventh-grader Hailey Weiss was runner-up in the 1,500-meter run for the Taft girls.


Taft’s Rulon Porter (800), Angelo Garcia (1,500), Enrique Islas Jr. (100 hurdles) and Løve Scanlan (discus) had third-place finishes for the boys, while Victoria Wescott (1,500), Aliviah Mode (100 hurdles) and Miranda Hankins (discus) placed third for the girls.

The Taft High varsity track team will host a Special District 2 meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Voris Field.

Zayden Parsons
Zayden Parsons hurls the discus

Team Scores

1. Amity 92
2. Yamhill Carlton 74.5
3. Taft 73.5
4. Faulconer-Chapman 23
1. Amity 107
2. Yamhill Carlton 50
3. Taft 36
4. Gaston 28
5. Faulconer-Chapman 25


Jim Fossumhttp://SilverandBlackToday.com
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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