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By Gini Davis
Senior Staff Writer 

In 2020, Smith will sprint against 'clock' for state title


August 1, 2019

Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle

CHS track sprinter Gauge Smith – who was named 2019 Male Track Athlete of the Year for Special District 4 – shows off all the medals he won at meets in 2019, his junior season.

Like tenths of seconds on a race timer, Creswell High incoming senior Gauge Smith, 17, has been ticking off achievements as a sprinter.

In 2018, Smith won the district championship in the 300m hurdles and placed second in the 100m and 200m. At 3A state, he medaled in all three events, setting personal records in two.

In 2019, he claimed the district title in the 400m, placing second in the 100m, 200m and 300m hurdles. At state, he medaled in all four, placing second in the 400m. He was also named Special District 4 Male Track Athlete of the Year.

And if determination and hard work have anyt...

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