Waitsburg-Prescott Class 2B track and field athletes to district

Waitsburg-Prescott has 11 individual winners as area track athletes qualify for districts at Martin Field.

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Waitsburg's Genesis Pearson launches the shot Wednesday afternoon at Martin Field.

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OVEREASY BRIELLE HOCKING---Pomeroy's Brielle Hocking sails almost effortlessly over the bar- all the way up to a personal best and event-winning 9 feet- in the girls pole vault Wednesday at Martin Field. May 12, 2010

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Waitsburg's James Lehr releases his last discus throw of the day.

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DeSales pole vaulter Megan Moberg prepares to jump at Wednesday's Southeast 2B track meet at Martin Field in Walla Walla.

WALLA WALLA - Waitsburg-Prescott had 11 individual winners here at Martin Field in Class 2B district qualifying track and field action. The top eight move onto district action at Clarkston next Thursday, with the top three there moving onto the state meet May 28-29 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

"All the kids advanced that we were expecting too, and a couple we weren't expecting too," W-P coach Ron Huntington said. "It's a very pleasant surprise the way things are coming together because we've had so many tribulations (injuries)."

Freshman Seth Deal set the tone for W-P by completing the distance double. On a warm afternoon, Deal won both the 1600-meter run and the 3200.

Deal set a new W-P record in the 1600 with a winning run of 4:53.98, and came back to lead a one-two W-P finish in the 3200.

Deal ran 10:55.43 and was followed across by Nick Carpenter in 11:07.43.

"It was a little warm out there, but a nice day compared to what we've had," Deal said. "In the mile, my coach was hoping that I would break the 4:54 school record, so I was running a little harder.

"In the 32, I was just trying to recover," Deal continued. "I was trying to run a solid race and get ready for districts. I'm going to try to qualify for both (1600 and 3200) for state."

James Lehr came back from a hand injury to lead W-P to a 1-2-3 finish in both the shot put and discus.

Lehr, who is the defending state champion in both the shot put and the discus, got off a throw of 45-05 to hold off teammates Ben Kiefel, who finished second at 43-08.5, and Chance McDaniel, who finished third with a throw of 39-03.5. Lehr threw 50-11 to win the 2009 state shot put.

"This is my first meet back (from the hand injury)," Lehr said. "I just need a good week of practice to get back to last year's pace or better. It's great to have another competitor (Kiefel) on your own team pushing you."

Lehr won the discus with a heave of 163-03 to outdistance the field as W-P's Eshom Estes (128-09) and McDaniel (127-09) finished second and third.

"I should be hitting the 170s," Lehr said. "I've got to (improve and) get into a good block."

Estes won the javelin for W-P with a throw of 149-02. Otis Montgomery, with a season-best vault of 11-06.0, won the pole vault for W-P.

Ronnie Hulce in the girls 100 hurdles came in ranked second behind Walla Walla Valley Academy's Casey Roosma, as Roosma had turned a 16.74 this season to Hulce's best of 17.94.

Hulce ran another 17.94 to earn first place for W-P in the girls 100 hurdles.

"It was exciting," Hulce said of her run. "That was the first time that I raced against her (Roosma). I was scared at the beginning because her best is a 16. I got out of my blocks really strong and three stepped half my race. That three step in the beginning was really good."

Hulce wasn't done as she posted wins in the 300 hurdles (50.55), the high jump (4-06.00), and ran the first leg of the 4x400 relay, and was followed by Maya Garcia, Kyla Harris and Kristin Potter as W-P won in 4:27.65.

Garcia brought home a win in the 800 for the W-P girls. Garcia led a W-P 1-2 finish as she ran a 2:39.43 and Potter came home second in 2:39.90.

"In the 800, no one really wants to take a lead," Garcia said. "Neither of us (Potter or Garcia) wanted to take the lead, so it wound up being a really slow first lap. Starting in the second lap, I just decided to take the lead because I thought I could do it. I picked it up a notch until probably the 200 mark and I started full out sprinting."

Walla Walla Valley Academy was led by Roosma on the girls side, and Chinonso Opara on the boys side.

Roosma picked up two wins and two second places for the Knights. Roosma won the 100 and the 400 and finished second in the 100 hurdles and the 200.

Roosma came in with the eighth-fastest 100 time in the state this season at 13.24 and ran a 13.51 Wednesday to qualify No. 1 for district.

"It's taken a lot of work to get where I'm at now," Roosma said. "I'm pretty comfortable with my short sprints, especially the 100. I have to run like the wind."

Roosma won the 400 in 1:03.96, was edged by W-P's Hulce in the 100 hurdles, and Gar-Pal's Annie Leendertsen took a 28.50 to 28.56 victory over Roosma in the 200.

Opara entered the day with the fastest 200 time in the state this season with a 22.84. Opara wasn't quite that quick but easily took the 200 in 23.04.

"I just try to run my fastest," Opara said. "I tried to make sure I got off to a good start and that my finish was strong."

Opara, with the season's third-best state time of 11.34 in the 100, ran an an 11.46 Wednesday to win the No. 1 district seed.

"I felt pretty good," Opara said of his 100. "I tried to get out to an explosive start like we do in practice. I tried to keep my form and go for the finish."

Alex Aamodt added a second for WWVA in the 800 in 2:18.33. Jocelynn Rupp-Anliker jumped 4-04 to grab the No. 2 seed for the Knights in the high jump.

DeSales had a first-place finish and qualifed 17 for district.

"Overall, the kids did really well today," DeSales coach Mike Michels said. "Almost the whole team qualified in something. Nick Wales and Brigit Lyons had good days in the hurdles. The relay teams ran well. We're just coming along and getting better every week. Hopefully, next week will be the big week for us."

Wales turned in a season-best 42.49 to hold off Gar-Pal's Chad Redman and win the 300 hurdles.

"Chad and I have been going at it," Wales said of his Viking rival. "Toward the beginning of the year, when I wasn't so in shape, he would beat me by 10 feet. As the year progressed, I got better and I finally managed to catch him.

"I felt tired when I was starting and felt I was going to have a terrible race," Wales said. "(But) I got out of the blocks well. I could hear his (Redman's) footsteps (down the stretch). That's what pushed me through - I wanted to beat him so bad."

Lyons took third in the girls 100 hurdles and in the 300 hurdles. The 4x200 relay team of Amanda Arceo, Megan Moberg, Jessica Arnzen and Lyons came home third. Moberg, at 8-06, was second in the pole vault. Roxana Acock threw the javelin 103-01 to finish second. Joe Zimmerman ran a 11:16.18 to finish third in the 3200 after a sixth-place finish in the 1600.

Pomeroy's Justin Bingman, Brielle Hocking, and the boys 4x100 relay teams all earned No. 1 seeds to district with wins.

Bingman ran a season-best 52.78 in the 400 to take the first-place ribbon and added a second in the 200 in 23.52.

The 4x100 relay team of Tory Knebel, Bingman, Tyler Reisdorph and Austin Reisdorph raced to first in 45.69.

Hocking matched her season-best at 9-feet-even to win the pole vault.

Hocking cleared 8-6 and 9-feet on her first attempt at both heights, but was called away to run a leg on the 4x200 relay team and failed to clear 9-03 on two attempts.

"I felt good because the last time I cleared 9, it was my last attempt," Hocking said. "This one, I ticked with my foot but it (hitting the bar) wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. I've been feeling good about all of this.

"Running (the relay) took a lot out of me," Hocking said of her attempts at a personal best. "It takes all of your energy. You do have to get your speed (on the approach to the vault) as fast as you can, and if you don't have it - it's just going to (fail)."

Tyler Reisdorph added a third in the 100 to the Pirate effort. Knebel, Bingman and the Reisdorphs also combined to finish second in the 4x400.

Jon Atchley (11-feet) and Kenny Carr (9-06) went 1-2 in the boys pole vault for the Pirates.

Dayton placed four Bulldogs into next Thursday's district meet.

Briana Fulbright led the way with a fifth in the triple jump and a eighth in the long jump.

Anita Jackson advanced with an eighth-place run in the girls 3200, and Nathanial Steen advanced in the boys 3200 with an eighth-place finish.

Boys Results

100M-1, Chinoso Opara, WWVA, 11.46; 2, Sam Robertson, GP, 11.65; 3, Tyler Reisdorph, Pom, 11.73; 4. Zac Alexenko W-P, 11.95; 5. Jace Zuger, W-P, 6, Jeff Kent, GP, 12.01; 7. Tory Knebel, Pom, 12.08; 8. Justin Armstrong, W-P, 12.14. 200M-1. Opara, WWVA, 23.04; 2. Justin Bingman, Pom, 23.52; 3. Robertson, GP, 23.70; 4. Kent, GP, 24.15; 5, Alexenko, W-P, 24.17; 6. Zuger, W-P, 24.39; 7. Lee Parrill, SJE, 24.44; 8. Scott Eberle, TOR, 24.53. 400M-1. Bingman, Pom, 52.78; 2. Opara, WWVA, 52.96; 3. Robertson, GP, 53.92; 4. Eberle, TOR, 54.7; 5. T. Reisdorph, Pom, 54.85; 6. Pat Sharkey, DeS, 54.96; 7. Kent, GP, 55.43; 8. Dylan Schmick, SJE, 55.50. 800M-1. Nate Dalton, Aso, 2:17.33; 2, Alex Aamodt, WWVA, 2:18.33; 3. Joel Garcia, W-P, 2:22.47; 4. Drew Gibs, Aso, 2:22.90; 5. Drake Hinkins, TOR, 2:23.90; 6. Derrick Bosch, GP, 2:25.40; 7. Dalton Jacobs, TOR, 2:27.30; 8. Mason Howell, SJE, 2:33.54. 1600M-1. Seth Deal, W-P, 4:53.98; 2, Chase Teigen, Aso, 4:54.22; 3. Cody Siegel, SJE, 4:58.45; 4. Nick Carpenter, W-P, 5:00.29; 5. Aamodt, WWVA, 5:00.96; 6. Joe Zimmerman, DeS, 5:03.13; 7. Joab Nere, DeS, 5:07.70; 8. Gibbs, Aso, 5:08.03. 3200M-1. Deal, W-P, 10:55.43; 2. Carpenter, W-P, 11:07.31; 3. Zimmerman, DeS, 11:16.18; 4. Tiegen, Aso, 11:35. 24; 5. John Hockersmith, W-P, 11:48.28; 6. Neri, DeS, 11:57.59; 7. Nathan Richards, TOR, 11:58.03; 8. Nathanial Steen, Day, 12:00.56. 110Hurdles-1. Chad Redman, GP, 16.54; 2. Wyatt Withers, W-P, 17.00; 3. Nick Wales, DeS, 17.70; 4. Cory Schulz, TOR, 18.18; 5. Johnathon Miller, Aso, 18.40; 6. Brad Riehle, SJE, 18.54; 7. Brian Wittlake, WWVA, 20.01; 8. Edmond Lai, W-P, 20.52. 300Hurdles-1. Wales, DeS, 42.49; 2. Redman, GP, 43.39; 3, Schulz, TOR, 46.47; 4. Josh Smith, W-P, 47.00; 5. Riehle, SJE, 49.04; 6. Wittlake, WWVA, 50.62; 7. Lai, W-P, 53.07; 8. Caleb Campbell, TOR, 54.84. 4X100Relay-1. Tory Knebel, Bingman, T. Reisdorph, Austin Reisdorph, Pom, 45.69; 2. W-P, 45.87; 3. Asotin, 47.29; 3. GP, 47.29; 5. SJE, 47.47; 6. WWVA, 48.63; 7. DeS, 48.71; 8. TOR, 50.87. 4X400Relay-1. Warren Miller, Siegel, Dylan Schmick, Jacob Blankenship, SJE, 3:36.50; 2. Pom, 3:44.28; 3. WWVA, 3:46.54; 4. DeS, 3:46.84; 5. Aso, 3:50.07; 6. W-P, 3:52.58; 7. TOR, 3:56.39.

HighJump-1. Miller, SJE, 6-04.00; 2. Eberle, TOR, 5-10.00; 3. Redman, GP, 5-10.00; 4. Justin Ruark, Pom, 5-08.00; 5. Ben Servatius, Aso, 5-08.00; 6. Chris Wargo, SJE, 5-06.00; 6. Adam Strohbehn, Day, 5-06.00; 8. Michael Hanson, WWVA, 5-04.00. PoleVault-1. Otis Montgomery, W-P, 11-06.00; 2. Jon Atchley, Pom, 11-00.00; 3. Kenny Carr, Pom, 9-06.00; 4. Kai Ledgerwood, Pom, 8-6.00; 5. TJ Hofer, W-P, 7-06.00; 6. Kyle Darby, W-P, 7-07.00. LongJump-1. Miller, SJE, 18-10.00; 2. Kaleb Simon, SJE, 18-08.00; 3, Alexenko, W-P, 18.06.50; 4. Wyatt Withers, W-P, 18-04.00; 5. Brandon Bissell, WWVA, 17-10.00; 6. Ruark, Pom, 17-08.00; 7. Kris Cady, W-P, 17-05.50; 8. Matt Moore, WWVA, 17-04.00. TripleJump-1. Miller, SJE, 39-07.5; 2. Withers, W-P, 39-01.50; 3. Simon, SJE, 38-02.50; 4. Ruark, Pom, 37-04.50; 5. Fernando Buccio, Aso, 37-00.00; 6. Bissell, WWVA, 36-06.50; 7. Riehle, SJE, 36-06.00; 8. Jason Swannack, SJE, 35-09.25. ShotPut-1. James Lehr, W-P, 45-05.00; 2. Ben Kiefel, W-P, 43-08.50; 3. Chance McDaniel, W-P, 39-03.50; 4. Drake Hinkins, TOR, 38-02.00; 5. Jacob Heikkenen, DeS, 38-00.00; 6. Eshom Estes, W-P, 37-06.00; 7. Jordan Styner, Aso, 36-09.00; 8. Tyler Wahl, DeS, 36-06.00. Discus-1. Lehr, W-P, 163-03; 2. Estes, W-P, 128-09; 3. McDaniel, W-P, 127-09; 4. Anthony Brown, DeS, 121-08.50; 5. Derek Anderson, Pom, 120-11; 6. Styner, Aso, 114-01.50; 7. Nick, Meharry, WWVA, 109-07; 8. Schmick, SJE, 109-01. Javelin-1. Estes, W-P, 149-02; 2. Quinn Lautenslager, TOR, 146-08; 3. Jacob Whittaker, Aso, 142-08.25; 4. McDaniel, W-P, 131-10.50; 5. Wahl, DeS, 131-02.50; 6. Richards, TOR, 129-00; 7. Ruark, Pom, 127-00; 8. Styner, Aso, 124-01.50.

Girls Results

100M-1. Casey Roosma, WWVA, 13.51; 2. Annie Leendertsen, GP, 13.77; 3. Jessica Hardy, SJE, 13.80; 4. Emma Akin, GP, 13.88; 5. Kelsey Collings, Pom, 14.37; 6. Erin Bailey, SJE, 14.50; 7. Moriah Trunkey, WWVA, 14.55; 8. Amanda Arceo, DeS, 14.66. 200M-1. Leendertsen, GP, 28.50; 2. Roosma, WWVA, 28.56; 3. Kelsey Simon, SJE, 29.20; 4. Kyla Harris, W-P, 29.67; 5. Kayla Morgan, Pom, 30.25; 6. Collins, Pom, 30.26; 7. Trunkey, WWVA, 31.02; 8. Emma Akin, GP, 31.15. 400M-1. Roosma, WWVA, 1:03.96; 2. Jessica Arnzen, DeS, 1:05.25; 3. Leendertsen, GP, 1:05.37; 4. Jessie Wilson, TOR, 1:07.80; 5. Annie Fleming, SJE, 1:09.89; 6. Trunkey, WWVA, 1:10.96; 7. Breanna Bonfield, Aso, 1:13.80; 8. Kamia Salango, WWVA, 1:19.49. 800M-1. Maya Garcia, W-P, 2:39.43; 2. Kristin Potter, W-P, 2:39.90; 3. Laura Fowler, Aso, 2:42.53; 4. Courtenay Perry, TOR, 2:45.47; 5. Kaylea Newton, SJE, 2:46.70; 6. Mattie Eberle, TOR, 2:53.00; 7. Megan Roach, Aso, 2:57.85; 8. Sadie Johnson, Aso, 2:58.25. 1600M-1. Fowler, Aso, 5:48.40; 2. Perry, TOR, 5:56.17; 3. Newton, SJE, 6:04.48; 4. Johnson, Aso, 6:06.88; 5. Eberle, TOr, 6:14.72; 6. Roach, Aso, 6:16.49; 7. Cassie Thompson, GP, 6:17.76; 8. Isabela Benito, W-P, 6:19.30. 3200M-1. Johnson, Aso, 13:14.58; 2. Benito, W-P, 13:36.50; 3. Thompson, GP, 13:43.67; 4. Roach, Aso, 14:11.27; 5. Sara Duffau, Aso, 14:30.16; 6. Meghan Gfeller, SJE, 14:37.10; 7. Maryalice Potolicchio, W-P, 15:52.61; 8. Anita Jackson, Day, 17:22.77. 100Hurdles-1. Ronnie Hulce, W-P, 17.94; 2. Roosma, WWVA, 18.31; 3. Brigit Lyons, DeS, 18.61; 4. Adrienne Hamilton, GP, 18.78; 5. Iris Batalla, W-P, 19.68; 6. Jocelynn Rupp-Anliker, WWVA, 21.18. 300Hurdles-1. Hulce, W-P, 50.55; 2. Molly Bond, Aso, 52.82; 3. Lyons, DeS, 53.72; 4. Gfeller, SJE, 58.62; 5. Batalla, W-P, 59.26; 6. Rupp-Anliker, WWVA, 1:04.83. 4X100Relay-1. Shelby Barnes, Bond, Hanna Edens, McKayla Swearingen, Aso, 54.56; 2. SJE, 54.75; 3. W-P, 55.10; 4. DeS, 56.77; 5. TOR, 57.49; 6. Pom, 57.50; 7. WWVA, 1:05.84. 4X200Relay-1. Barnes, Fowler, Edens, Bond, Aso, 1:55.90; 2. SJE, 1:56.02; 3. DeS, 2:00.07; 4. Pom, 2:02.27; 5. TOR, 2:02.47; 6. W-P, 2:03.65; 7. WWVA, 2:09.31. 4X400Relay-1. hulce, Garcia, Harris, Potter, W-P, 4:27.65; 2. Aso, 4:31.82; 3. TOR, 4:46.88; 4. DeS, 4:48.00.

HighJump-1. Hulce, W-P, 4-06.00; 2. Rupp-Anliker, WWVA, 4-04.00; 3. Adrienne Hamilton, GP, 4-02.00; 4. Jade Donnelly, DeS, 3-10.00. PoleVault-1. Brielle Hocking, Pom, 9-00.00; 2, Megan Moberg, DeS, 8-06.00; 3. Hamilton, GP, 7-06.00; 4. Maddy Witt, W-P, 7-00.00; 5. Taylor Doepker, W-P, 6-00.00. LongJump-1. Barnes, Aso, 15-01.50; 2. Jessie Wilson, TOR, 14-07.25; 3. Edens, Aso, 14-06.25; 4. Jessica Hardy, SJE, 14-05.00; 5. Hamilton, GP, 14-03.50; 6. Akin, GP, 13-10.50; 7. Thompson, GP, 13-03.75; 8. Briana Fulbright, Day, 13-03.50. TripleJump-1. Barnes, Aso, 31-03.00; 2. Simon, SJE, 30-08.25; 3. Gfeller, SJE, 30-00.25; 4. Akin, GP, 28-07.00; 5. Fulbright, Day, 28-06.00; 6. Witt, W-P, 27-08.00; 7. Donnelly, DeS, 26-05.50; 8. Crystal Harris, W-P, 24-11.25. ShotPut-1. Kayla Loop, Aso, 36-01.00; 2. Desiree Chappell, TOR, 33-09.00; 3. Swearingen, Aso, 29-09.00; 4. Genesis Pearson, W-P 28-11.75; 5. Kindra Moore, WWVA, 28-09.50; 6. Kayla Huxoll, W-P, 28-00.00; 7. Ellie Bartlow, W-P, 27-03.00; 8. Rupp-Anliker, WWVA, 26-11.00. Discus-1. Loop, Aso, 123-06; 2. Pearson, W-P, 102-01; 3. Chappell, TOR, 98-10; 4. Swearingen, Aso, 92-09.50; 5. Alex Overton, TOR, 90-05.50; 6. Teresa Casey, SJE, 88-10; 7. Becca Brown, W-P, 85-09.50; 8. Bartlow, W-P, 85-09.50. Javelin-1. Della Fleming, SJE, 112-04; 2. Roxana Acock, DeS, 103-01; 3. Chappell, TOR, 99-09.50; 4. Huxoll, W-P, 84-09.50; 5. Maddie Grimm, Pom, 84-06; 6. Bryanna Solano, TOR, 81-10; 7. Loop, Aso, 81-04; 8. Dani Hall, DeS, 79-00.

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