W-P wins boys title at Undeberg Invite

Seth Deal paces W-P, which tops 24 other schools in the meet.

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MEDICAL LAKE - Waitsburg-Prescott took home the boys team title with 98.5 points to outdistance second-place Lakeside's 84 points here at the sixth annual Undeberg Invitation Track and Field meet. The meet drew 25 teams, primarily class A and B schools, and more than 640 athletes.

Pomeroy finished fourth with 56 points and DeSales came home tenth.

W-P finished third behind Lakeside in the girls competition and barely edged fourth-place DeSales 61-56. The Pomeroy girls finished sixth with 44 points.

"We had some good performances," W-P coach Jeff Bartlow said. "It was chilly and the first time we've been here. It gave us a chance to get a lot of kids involved. It was pretty fun."

Seth Deal led the charge for the W-P boys as Deal won both the 1600 and the 3200. Deal ran a 4:41.61 to win the 1600 and came back to win the 3200 in 10:25.98.

Deal improved on his state 2B fourth-place standing with his fastest 1600 time to date.

"I twas a PR of all PR's," Bartlow said of Deal's 1600. "He was geared up. It was a big win for him."

Kristin Potter led the W-P girls charge. Potter ran off to victories in the 200 and 400. Potter added a second in the 100 and a sixth in the long jump.

Potter, in her second 400 of the year, ran a 1:06.07 to victory. She won the 200 in 28.29, and finished second in 13.82 in the 100. Her 14-05 leap got her to sixth in the long jump.

"She is having a great year," Bartlow said of Potter's progress. "We have to get her in a little better shape for the 400, but she is coming along nicely."

Ronnie Hulce also claimed a winner's T-shirt for the W-P girls. Hulce ran a 50.77 to win the 300 hurdles. Hulce was second in 18.2 in the 100 hurdles.

W-P's 4X100 boys relay team of Billy Brown, Jared Morris, Antonio Thompkins, and James Thompkins took home second with a run of 45.5 barely be edged by Deer Park's 45.45.

On the field side, Eshome Estes took three seconds in the throws. 43-04 in the shot, 133-09 in the discus, and 150-0 in the javelin earned Estes and W-P second place points times three.

Brown and Antonio Thompkins both jumped 5-08 in the high jump for W-P as Brown got second on fewer misses and Thompkins settled for third.

Yusef Johnson went to the finals in the boys long jump in ninth place for W-P. Johnson got off a 17-10 jump in the finals and finished fourth.

DeSales came home happy about its performance.

"We (the Irish coaching staff) challenged our athletes," Irish assistant coach Michael Schell said. "They responded really well. We're extremely proud of their efforts."

Nick Wales and Allyson Wujek led the way for the Irish.

Wales picked up a first in the 300 meter hurdles as Wales ran a 41.21.

Wujek cleared 4-10 in the girls high jump to take the blue ribbon.

On the boys side, Wujek added a third in the long jump at 18-feet to go with his first in the 300 hurdles.

The Irish 4X400 relay team of Jerimiah Cox, Peter VanderGriend, Wales, and Emile Leconte ran to a second-place finish in 3:45.

In the 4X100, Joshua Sched, Wales, VanderGriend, and Cox finished sixth in 48.24.

Anthony Brown bested his personal best in the shot by five feet. Brown put the shot 40-.5 to finish fifth.

Joab Neri doubled in the 800 and the 1600 and finished eighth in both events. Neri ran 5:15 in the 1600 and 2:20 in the 800.

Jacob Heikkenen turned in personal bests in both the shot put and the discus finishing ninth in both. Heikkenen got off a 35-8 in the shot and a 109-4 in the discus.

In girls competition, Wujek added a second in the long jump with a leap of 15-2.5. Wujek ran a 18.96 in the 100 hurdles for a third-place finish.

Jessica Arnzen doubled in the 400 and the 800 and finished second in both event. Arnzen ran a 66.7 in the 400 and turned a 2:38 in the 800.

The 4X200 relay team of Arnzen, Jade Donnelly, Wujek, and Brigit Lyons ran a 1:59 to best their season best mark by three seconds and finish second.

Lyons earned a fourth, behind Wujek, in the 100 hurdles. Lyons ran 19.46. Lyons ran 56.1 to finish sixth in the 300 hurdles.

Donnelly cleared 4-4 in the high jump to earn tenth.

For the Pirates, the boys fourth place finish was led by a one, two performance in the pole vault. Kenny Carr and Jon Atchley both cleared 11-00, but Carr got the winner's T-shirt on fewer misses. Derek Anderson earned two thirds in the throws. Anderson got off a 40-07.5 shot put for third and followed that effort with a 126-11 discus throw to take another third.

Austin Reisdorph, Jacob Moore, Tory Knebel, and Mack Wolf ran the Pirates to fourth in 3:48.4 in the 4X400 relay and they finished fifth in the 4X100 with a run of 47.82. Knebel added a ninth in the 100 in 12.18, Reisdorph took a seventh in the 200 in 24.99.

On the girls side for Pomeroy, the 4X200 relay team of Brielle Hocking, Kayla Morgan, Sara LaPape, and Kindsey Bott edged DeSales to win in 1:59.78.

Hocking won her speciality in the pole vault on fewer misses. Hocking went 8-6 to take the win.

Bott heaved the javelin 99-09 for a fifth place finish.

DeSales, Pomeroy, and Waitsburg-Prescott return to District Nine action next week.

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