Moore, Tucker shine on the big stage


Max Moore and Jake Tucker had quite the run in the shot put and discus this summer. The two athletes are each coming off successful junior years for the Newport track and field team, earning medals at the 4A OSAA state championships this past June. Tucker finished second in the shot put, and Moore finished second in the discus. But once the high school track season ended, there was still an itch to keep throwing. “Max and I wanted to keep going with track,” Tucker said. “We went to the state round, and we both ended up winning that; Max won discus, and I won shot put, and we were like ‘hey let’s go to regionals.’ We went to regionals, and Max won regionals and I won regionals, so we might as well go to nationals and have some fun, and that’s what we did.”

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