Waitsburg-Prescott boys share track wealth

Eight W-P athletes win top honors at the four-school track meet in Colfax.

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COLFAX - Waitsburg-Prescott's boys track and field team shared the wealth and gobbled up most of the points here Wednesday during a four-school meet at Colfax High School.

No fewer than eight Waitsburg-Prescott athletes won individual events and W-P swept the top three places in no fewer than five events as it piled up 109 total points. St. John-Endicott was way back in second place with 46 points, followed by Garfield-Palouse with 29 points and DeSales with 23.

Ben Kiefel won the shot put for W-P in 40 feet, 3/4 inch. Defending state champion James Lehr claimed the discus in 159-9 and Eshom Estes took the javelin in 144-0.

Wyatt Withers of W-P was first in the triple jump with a leap of 38-5 3/4 and Otis Montgomery cleared 10 feet to win the pole vault. In the sprints, Alejandroa Batalla was first in the 100 (11.90), Jace Zuger the 200 (23.80) and Seth Deal the 3,200 (10:50.30).

Batalla also ran the first leg and Zuger the anchor on W-P's winning 400 relay team. They along with Justin Armstrong and Zac Alexenco teamed up for a 49.10 time.

The meet's double winners were St. John-Endicott's Warren Miller in the high jump (6-6) and long jump (19-7 1/2), Garfield-Palouse's Chad Redman in the 110 high hurdles (16.50) and 300 intermediates (44.10), and SJE's Cody Siegel in the 800 (2:13) and 1,600 (4:59.30).

DeSales collected its lone first place in the 400 where Pat Sharkey was clocked in 55.70. Tyler Wahl finished third for the Irish in the javelin at 127 feet, and DeSales' 400 relay team ran third.

Waitsburg-Prescott also won the girls competition with a more modest 68 points. St. John-Endicott was second with 51 points, followed by Garfield-Palouse with 38 and DeSales at 24.

Ronnie Hulce led W-P's effort with victories in the high jump (4-10), 100 hurdles (18.80) and 300 hurdles (54.40). Genesis Pearson doubled in the shot put (28-11 1/2) and discus (99-3).

Hulce also ran a leg on W-P's victorious 800 relay team, joining Kyla Harris, Maya Garcia and Kristin Potter for a 1:55.80 clocking.

Gar-Pal's Annie Leendertsen won the 400 in 1:06.70 and the 100 in 13.40 for the meet's only other double winner.

DeSales got its lone first from Megan Moberg, who cleared eight feet in the pole vault. Moberg was also third in the 400.

Dani Hall of the Irish was second in the javelin, Jessica Arnzen took second in the 400, Jade Donnelly was third in the high jump and Briget Lyons was third in the 300 hurdles. DeSales 400 and 800 relay teams also ran third.

BOYS

SHOT PUT - 1, Ben Kiefel, W-P, 40-3/4; 2, Chance McDaniel, W-P, 42-1/2; 3, Eshom Estes, W-P, 39-8 1/2.

DISCUS - 1, James Lehr, W-P, 159-9; Eshom Estes, W-P, 131-6; 3, Chance McDaniel, W-P, 131-6.

JAVELIN - 1, Eshom Estes, W-P, 144-0; 2, Ben Kiefel, W-P, 136-2; 3, Tyler Wahl, DeSales, 127-0.

HIGH JUMP - 1, Warren Miller, SJE, 6-6; 2, Chad Redman, Gar-Pal, 6-0; 3, Chris Wargo, SJE, 5-8.

LONG JUMP - 1, Warren Miller, SJE, 19-7 1/2; 2, Wyatt Withers, W-P, 19-7 1/2; 3, Zac Alexenko, W-P, 18-1 3/4.

TRIPLE JUMP - 1, Wyatt Withers, W-P, 38-5 3/4; 2, Kaleb Simon, SJE, 36-4 3/4; 3, Brad Riehle, SJE, 36-3/4.

POLE VAULT - 1, Otis Montgomery, W-P, 10-0; 2, Jeff Kent, Gar-Pal, 8-6; 3, Kyle Darby, W-P, 7-6.

110 HIGH HURDLES - 1, Chad Redman, Gar-Pa, 16.50; 2, Wyatt Withers, W-P, 17.50; 3, Warren Miller, SJE, 17.80.

300 INTERMEDIATE HURDLES - 1, Chad Redman, Gar-Pal, 44.10; 2, Billy Brown, W-P, 45.10; 3, Nick Wales, DeSales, 45.90.

100 - 1, Alejandro Batalla, W-P, 11.90; 2, Zac Alexenko, W-P, 11.90; 3, Billy Brown, W-P, 12.10.

200 - 1, Jace Zuger, W-P, 23.80; 2, Alejandro Batalla, W-P, 24.10; 3, Justin Armstrong, W-P, 24.24.

400 - 1, Pat Sharkey, DeSales, 55.70; 2, Jeff Kent, Gar-Pal, 56.30; 3, Dylan Schnmick, SJE, 56.80.

800 - 1, Cody Siegel, SJE, 2:13; 2, Otis Montgomery, W-P, 2:19.10; 3, Cesar Minguia, W-P, 2:20.10.

1600 - 1, Cody Siegel, SJE, 4:59.30; 2, Seth Deal, W-P,5:00.70; 3, Nick Carpenter, W-P, 5:04.60.

3200 - 1, Seth Deal, W-P, 10:50.30; 2, Nick Carpenter, W-P, 11:03.20; 3, John Hockersmith, W-P, 12:02.70.

400 RELAY - 1, Waitsburg-Prescott (Alejandro Batalla, Justin Armstrong, Zac Alexenko, Jace Zuger) 45.60; 2, Garfield-Palouse 48.80; 3, DeSales 49.10.

1600 RELAY - 1, St. John-Endicott (Warren Miller, Cody Siegel, Dylan Schmick, Jacob Blankenship) 3:46.10; 2, Waitsburg-Prescott 3:52.70.

Team Scores - Waitsburg-Prescott 109, St. John-Endicott 46, Garfield-Palouse 29, DeSales 23.

GIRLS

SHOT PUT - 1, Genesis Pearson, W-P, 28-11 1/2; 2, Kayla Huxoll, W-P, 26-8 1/4; 3, Becca Brown, W-P, 24-3.

DISCUS - 1, Genesis Pearson, W-P, 99-3; 2, Kayla Huxoll, W-P, 77-9; 3, Becca Brown, W-P, 77-9.

JAVELIN - 1, Della Fleming, SJE, 90-0; 2, Dani Hall, DeSales, 81-2; 3, Christy Poirier, W-P, 78-9.

HIGH JUMP - 1, Ronnie Hulce, W-P, 4-10; 2, Annie Leendersten, Gar-Pal, 4-6; Jade Donnelly, DeSales, 4-4.

LONG JUMP - 1, Jessica Hardy, SJE, 14-7; 2, Emma Akin, Gar-Pal, 13-9 1/2; Crystal Harris, W-P, 12-10 1/2.

TRIPLE JUMP - 1, Kelsey Simon, SJE, 31-7; 2, Meghan Gfeller,, SJE, 28-9; 3, Taylor Doepker, W-P, 26-8.

POLE VAULT - 1, Megan Moberg, DeSales, 8-0; 2, Taylor Doepker, W-P, 6-0.

100 HURDLES - 1, Ronnie Hulce, W-P, 18.80; 2, Iris Batalla, W-P, 18.90.

300 HURDLES - Ronnie Hulce, W-P, 54.40; 2, Iris Batalla, W-P, 57.50; 3, Brigit Lyons, DeSales, 58.50.

100 - 1, Annie Leendertsen, Gar-Pa, 13.40; 2, Emma Akin, Gar-Pal, 14.0; 3, Erin Bailey, SJE, 14.50.

200 - 1, Kelsey Simon, SJE, 28.50; 2, Annie Leendertsen, Gar-Pal, 28.70; 3, Emma Akin, Gar-Pal, 29.60.

400 - 1, Annie Leendertsen, Gar-Pal, 1:06.70; 2, Jessica Arnzen, DeSales, 1:08.10; 3, Megan Moberg, DeSales, 1:13.40.

800 - 1, Kristin Potter, W-P, 2:39.10; 2, Kaylea Newton, SJE, 2:50.60.

1600 - 1, Kaylea Newton, SJE, 6:09.70; 2, Isabela Benito, W-P, 6:41.30; 3, Cassie Thomnpson, Gar-Pal, 6:55.40.

3200 - 1, Isabela Benito, W-P, 14:09.10; 2, Cassie Thompson, Gar-Pal, 14:33.90; 3, Meghan Gfeller, SJE, 14:50.10.

400 RELAY - 1, St. John-Endicott (Della Fleming, Annie Fleming, Jessica Hardy, Kesley Simon) 52.30; 2, Waitsburg-Prescott 56.80; 3, DeSales 57.40.

800 RELAY - 1, Waitsburg-Prescott (Kyla Harris, Ronnie Hulce, Maya Garcia, Kristin Potter) 1:55.80; 2, St. John-Endicott 1:56.10; 3, DeSales 2:03.60.

1600 RELAY - 1, Waitsburg-Prescott (Kyla Harris, Maya Garcia, Iris Batalla, Kristin Potter) 4:57.50.

Team Scores - 1. Waitsburg-Prescott 68, St. John-Endicott 51, Garfield-Palouse 38, DeSales 24.

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