Waitsburg-Prescott boys fifth at state 2B track meet

Eshom Estes' second in the shot put paces Waitsburg-Prescott in Cheney over the weekend.

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CHENEY - The Waitsburg-Prescott boys ran, threw and jumped to a tie for fifth place here in state Class 2B boys track and field action Saturday.

Northwest Christian out of Lacey won the state title with 82 points, and W-P garnered 37 to finish tied with Reardan and Willapa Valley in fifth.

Seth Deal led the W-P boys with a third-place finish in both the 1600 and the 3200. Deal turned a 4:35.63 to earn third behind Northwest Christian's Lucas Graham in the 1600 as Graham won in 4:25.87. In the 3200, Deal ran 9:59.30 for third behind Justin Holden of Northwest Christian, who won in 9:54.89.

"Seth worked so hard this year, he deserves everything he gets," W-P coach Jeff Bartlow said.

Eshom Estes took second in the shot with a heave of 46-10, a personal best by over a foot. South Bend's Kristian Burger won with a heave of 49-00. Estes threw the disc 134-10 for sixth behind Tacoma Baptist's Walter Williams winning toss of 157-07.

"Eshom had a great year," Bartlow said. "His effort has been excellent. He and Seth raised the bar in practice."

Antonio Thompkins ran the 100 in 11.7 to claim fifth-place points for WP. Reardan's Chace Bell took the sprint in 11.18.

In the 200, Bell completed his sweep of the sprints winning in 22.28, but W-P's James Thompkins came home fifth.

W-P's 400 relay team ran a 45.30 to finish third behind Reardan's winning run of 44.99.

Ronnie Hulce led the W-P girls with a sixth-place finish in the 100 hurdles. Hulce came home in 17.59. Pe Ell's Alissa Brook-Johnson won the event in 15.42. Hulce missed eighth place in the high jump on fewer misses. Hulce and Raymond's Mallory Maneman both cleared 4-08, but Maneman got the eighth spot off fewer misses.

Kristin Potter was the other individual state placer for the W-P girls. Potter ran a 1:02.89 400 to finish seventh. Crosspoint Academy's Grace Carguile won the 400 in 59.44.

"We were happy with that," Bartlow said of Hulce's and Potter's finishes. "They didn't have the best times at state, but they battled hard.

"Overall, I was really happy," he said. "I was happy for them."

Pe Ell with 67 points claimed the 2011 2B girls team championship.

The DeSales tracksters took home four individual track medals.

"Everyone, even the non-placers, gave it their best shot," Irish coach Mike Michels said. "We're so happy to come away with four medals. Overall, we had a great state meet."

Allison Wujuk led the Irish. The freshman picked up a fourth place in the high jump and a seventh place leap in the long jump.

Wujek cleared the high-jump bar at 5-02, to once again tie the Irish school record and earn fourth place.

Bear Creek's Maddie Magee won the event with a leap of 5-08.

"Allison just edged the bar at 5-04," Michels said, "and it fell off."

In the long jump, Wujek got off a 15-11.5 effort to finish in the medals at seventh.

"The long jump was a tough competition," Michels said. "Pretty good for the freshman to finish seventh."

On the boys side, Nick Wales had a huge stretch drive in the 300 hurdles to squeak out a second-place trophy. Wales finished in 40.62 to trail Riverside Christian's Derek Byrne. Byrne held off Wales in a time of 39.67.

"Nick was sixth coming off the curve," Michels said. "There were three good kids in the race and Nick had a great stretch to finish second."

Anthony Brown threw the discus 132-02 and got seventh-place points for the Irish.

"Anthony gets better every day." Michels concluded.

Megan Moberg just missed placing in the girls pole vault with an 8-0 leap that earned her ninth place.

we took five girls to state, Kristin and Ronnie, each made finals in on event, we were happy with that. they didn't have best times at state, but they battled hard.

Kristin 7th in 400 62 seconds, Ronnie battle dhard to get in finals, ran really good 17.59 is pretty good. sixth in finals.

I gotta love that, I was happy with fifth place finish, thought we might get fourth, saw how tough Southbend was didn't think so, but had a shot at it, 5th really exc with only one senior on state team, Tony Tiompkins, we have a lot of kids coming back, we'll be tough next year.

400 team in prelims in first, beaten Reardan twice they're good and they won. they were tough. third in that.

two sprinters, Tony and James fifth in their sprints, that's really poitive hopin to get them in top five or six. Seath Deal worked so hard, deserves everythin he gets, PR two-milehe wanted to break 10, and he did

Eshom second in shot put, PR over a foot,

sixth in discus he had a great year, his effort has been excellent. he and Seth raised the bar in pracitce. overall I was really happy. I was happy for them.

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