Knebel leads Pirate boys, Bott the girls

Tory Knebel wins the shot, and Kindsey Bott the javelin, Tuesday in Colfax.


COLFAX - Tory Knebel won the shot put and placed in three other events to lead the Pomeroy boys while Kindsey Bott took the javelin and placed two other times for the Pirate girls in a six-way track and field meet here Tuesday.

Knebel heaved the shot put 41 feet even for his first-place showing. He placed fifth in the 100 meters in 11.34 seconds and ran the first leg on Pomeroy relay teams that finished second at 400 meters in 45.96 and third at 1,600 in 3:47.50.

Other members of the relay teams were Brendan Lueck, Austin Reisdorph and Jacob Moore, with Lueck anchoring the 400 and Reisdorph the 1,600.

Bott claimed the girls javelin with a throw of 112-6. She also placed second in the shot put at 28-3 and fourth in the high jump with a 4-4 effort.

The Pomeroy boys finished in a three-way tie for fourth place in the team standings with 59 points. Colfax won the meet with 79 points, Northwest Christian-Colbert was second with 70, Reardan third with 67 and Lind-Ritzville and St. George's shared fourth with the Pirates.

Colfax also won the girls team race with 125 points. Reardan came next with 84, followed by Northwest Christian-Colbert 75, Lind-Ritzville 48, Pomeroy 40 and St. George's 38.

In addition to his relay races, Austin Reisdorph finished second in the 400 in 53.34 and third in the 200 in 23.96. Lueck placed fourth in the long jump and seventh in the 100, and Michael Wade was fifth in the pole vault and seventh in the 800.

Pomeroy's Jon Atchley cleared 11-2 to win the pole vault, and he placed second in the javelin at 119-1. Cole Mayfield placed fourth in the pole vault, Jesse Koller fifth in the shot put, Jacob Desjardin sixth in the 400, Blaine Reisdorph sixth in the pole vault, Sam Lindekugel seventh in the discus and Memo Morphin eighth in the pole vault.

St. George's Nate Graham was the boys' outstanding individual, winning the 100 in 11.02, the 200 in 22.72 and the long jump at 19-8 1/2. Steven Olds of Northwest Christian Colbert doubled in the 1,600 (4:52.46) and the 3,200 (10:17.85). And Lind-Ritzville's Ryan Whitmore swept the hurdles, winning the 110 highs in 15.83 and the 300 intermediates in 42.40.

Taylor Prince was the only other Pirate girl to win an individual event, clearing seven feet in the pole vault. Amanda Bingman was fourth in the shot put and fifth in the discus for Pomeroy, and Katelin Turner placed eighth in the javelin.

Kelsey Collins, Deanna Melvoin, Terrie Koller and Cheyenne Miller teamed up to place third in the 1,600 relay and fifth in the 800 relay.

Kate Schell of Lind-Ritzville and Morgan Willson of Colfax were the meet's only double winners on the girls side. Schell, a freshman, took the 100 in 11.93 and the 200 in 27.34 while Willson won the 800 in 2:25.84 and the 3,200 in 11:01.40.


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