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Wright, Jin win individual titles, help Taft to relay runner-up finishes

Taft senior David Jin (File photos by Lon French)

Junior Kaden Wright won the 100-meter dash and senior David Jin the 300-meter hurdles to pace the Taft High boys to a third-place finish Saturday in the Mark Dean Tillamook Invitational track and field meet.

Taft junior Kaden Wright

Freshmen Aubrey Sciarrotta and Kadence James were second in the 200-meter dash and high jump to lead the girls to a fifth-place showing for the Class 3A Tigers.

Class 4A Tillamook won the boys meet and 6A Century the girls title in a meet that included 3A Perrydale and 2A Nestucca and Neah-Kah-Nie.

Taft senior Mad Scott placed second with a personal-best throw in the discus, while freshman Mateo-Perez Brayan was third in the 200 meters, freshman Samuel Vasquez third in the 400 meters, and senior Micah McLeish third in the 3,000 meters.

Taft’s 4×100 meter boys relay team of Wright, Jin, Brayan and William Calderon, and 4×400 team of Jin, Wright, Jacob Mayoral and Logan Mclendon posted runner-up finishes.

Taft sophomore Rylee Senner was third in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, and senior Savannah Russo third in the javelin.

Taft will return to the track Thursday for a Special District 3 meet at Salem Academy.

Complete Individual Results

Team Standings

Boys
1. Tillamook 139
2. Century 132
3. Taft 87.33
4. Nestucca 68.33
5. Perrydale 38
6. Neah-Kah-Nie 7.33
Girls
1. Century 151
2. Tillamook 91
3. Perrydale 90
4. Neah-Kah-Nie 58.5
5. Taft 56
6. Nestucca 40.5
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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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