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Sophomores William Calderon led four boys and Avery Nightengale six girls with individual titles Tuesday as Taft High placed second in both the men’s and women’s competitions at the Lincoln County JV track and field meet in Newport.

Calderon won the 100- and 200-meter dashes for the Taft boys, while Nightengale won the 800-meter run and shared the pole vault title in a meet that included host Newport, Eddyville and Siletz Valley.

Sophomore Mauricio Rivas won the 1,500 meters, freshman Austin Winters the 3,000 meters and sophomore JJ French the pole vault for the Taft boys at Morrow Field.

Freshman Divine Mathews won the 100 meters, junior Sammy Halferty the 200 meters, freshman Aubrey Sciarrotta the 400 meters, junior Ella Knott the javelin and junior Brooke Orendorff the high jump for the girls.

Class 4A Newport won the boys team title 122.5-60.5 and the girls 120.5-72 over the Class 3A Tigers.

Taft junior Logan Gilleo was second behind teammate Calderon in the two sprints, Rivas was second in the 800 meters and freshman Cayden Edmonds second in the 3,000 meters for the boys.

sophomore Elizabeth Kirkendall was runner-up in the shot put, Nightengale second in the 1,500 meters and Orendorff second in the 3,000 meters for the girls.

The Taft varsity will host a Special District 2 meet featuring Blanchet Catholic, Salem Academy and Scio beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Voris Field.

 Boys

1. Newport 122.5
2. Taft 60.5
3. Eddyville 14
4. Siletz Valley 13

 Girls

1. Newport 120.5
2. Taft 72
3. Siletz Valley 5.5
4. Eddyville 5
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