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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Vesma leads way with Taft’s top Finnish in State cross country championships

Senior Finnish exchange student Matias Vesma placed 18th in 17.19.9 Saturday to lead Taft High to eighth place in the Class 3A OSAA Boys State Cross Country Championships at Lane Community College in Eugene.

Taft’s Lucas Hindman finished 30th, Rafael Valle 49th, Brayan Mateo 53rd and Hunter Lunstedt 54th. Cooper Fitch was 61st and Eli Jones 63rd for the Tigers.

Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa, led by sophomore Henry Coughlan’s winning 5,000-meter run of 15:58.9, claimed the boys team title over Burns, 35-38.

Senior Autumn Ellis ran 21:54.8 to place 38th as the only Taft girl to qualify for State.

Catlin Gabel senior Lila Fenner captured the 3A/2A/1A girls crown in 18:49.2.

Burns won the girls team title over Union/Cove, 43-110.



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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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