Finland, Botswana represent Creswell, Cottage Grove at track championships

Finland and Botswana represented their countries well at the World Athletic Championships after weeklong stays to train and prepare in Creswell and Cottage Grove, respectively. Here are the highlights:

Letsile Tebogo of Botswana set the World U20 record in the men's 100-meter dash with a time of 9.94 seconds in the quarterfinals. Tebogo then ran 10.17 seconds in the semifinals to take 16th place, ultimately failing to qualify for the finals.

Krista Tervo of Finland finished in third in the women’s hammer throw semifinals, while her countrymate Silja Kosonen finished . . .