By Andrew Christiansen
Reporter 

Bickleton boys third at Moro meet, Cloud wins round of javelin

 

Andrew Christiansen

STATE LEADER: Alex Cloud won javelin at the Sherman County meet, Saturday. Cloud, of Lyle-Wishram is the state leader among 1B throwers.

Area schools took in the warm Saturday weather with a track meet in Moro and Andrew Gannon gave the Bickleton boys a pair of wins towards their third place team finish. Gannon set a Personal Record (PR) in the 1500 meters, finishing in 4-minutes, 30.07-seconds, more than 5-seconds ahead of the field. He also won the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 47.13.

Riley Brown was second in the triple jump at 37-9 and Kyle Underwood earned team points with third place finishes in the high jump and long jump. Underwood matched his PR at 5-8 in the high jump and was only 2-inches short of a PR in the long jump. Other Bickleton boys with top 10 finishes were: Troy Roberts, eighth in the 800 meters and fifth in the pole vault; Brown, eighth in the 300 hurdles; Gannon, 10th in javelin; and the 4x400 relay team of Brown, Gannon, Roberts and Underwood in a time of 3:59.41 for fourth place.

The Bickleton girls' only top 10 went to Emily Hanson, who was eighth in the discus.

Lyle-Wishram had the top area girls' team with an eighth place finish. Alex Cloud had an outstanding meet, winning the javelin and being in the top 10 in three other events. The showdown of top javelin throwers didn't quite materialize at the meet when MaeLynn Luke pulled up with a sore leg from her 100 meter event and Klickitat's Juli Quinton out with dental surgery. But, there was still drama in the event with four girls throwing beyond 100 feet and Cloud pulling out the win on her last throw during finals. All but one of Cloud's throws went beyond 100 feet and the winner was 108-10. Rachel Holland, of Ione was second at 108-1. Lacy Carse continued her rise in the event, busting the 100-foot mark for the first time at 100-9, for fourth place.

Cloud also placed third in the pole vault at 7-feet and was seventh in the 200 meters in a PR 31.1 seconds. The Cougar relay team of Cloud, Carse, Luke and Estella Montoya was fifth in the 4x100 relay. Other Lady Cougars with top 10 finishes were: Tiffani Back, ninth in the 200 meters in a PR 31.26; Ellie Smith, second in shot put at 32-1; Carse, fifth in shot put at 27-10.5, a PR; Montoya, 10th in shot put at 24-11.5.

The Cougar boys were led by Sam McCullough, who was fourth in both hurdle events. McCullough ran a 19.9 in his first 110 meter hurdles and 50.41 in the 300 meter hurdles. Josh Showalter was third in the pole vault at 11-feet, behind an outstanding winning jump of 14-feet by Corey Sledge, of Culver. DaSean Leslie was sixth in the event at 9-6. Other top 10 finishes were: Elijah McCullough, sixth in javelin with a PR 140-5; Gavyn Nelson, eighth in javelin at 137-4; Leslie, ninth in triple jump with a PR 35-4; Alex Pabon, seventh in the 200 meters in 25.46. The 4x100 relay team of Pabon, Sam McCullough, Quincy McConville and Randy Hubbard was sixth and the 4x400 relay of Pabon, McConville, Hubbard and DaSean Leslie was the winning team in at time of 3:54.77.

Klickitat's Mackenzie Tuthill had a PR kind of day. Tuthill was third in the triple jump in a PR 29-0.25, ninth in the long jump in a PR 13-9.5 and eighth in a PR 4-2 in the high jump. Her teammate, Bailee Green was 10th in the high jump at 4-feet, 10th in the long jump at 13-8, and seventh in the javelin, throwing a PR 95-2, her first toss beyond 90 feet. Green was also ninth in the 100 meter hurdles, making it into the top 10 in all four of her events. Easton Atchley had a fourth place finish in the long jump at 18-10.25 and a 10th place finish in the 200 for Klickitat. Jeremiah Johnson was seventh in the triple jump with a PR 36-6.5 for the Vandals.

Glenwood's Kinley Troh continued her strong performances in throw events with a sixth place finish in the discus at 73-feet, and seventh in the shot put at 26-11.

Bickleton is the only one of the teams that will be in action this week. They will compete on Friday in Stanfield at the Dick Horyna Invitational. Glenwood will compete in the Apple Blossom meet in Hood River on April 15 and Lyle-Wishram is scheduled for the Al McKee meet in Stevenson on the 16th.

Andrew Christiansen

SCORING TEAM POINTS: Andrew Gannon's win in the 1500 meters helped the Bickleton boys finish third as a team at the Sherman County Invitational.

 

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