Pirates send 10 tracksters to state

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SPOKANE - Pomeroy's track and field team qualified 10 athletes for the state meet at the 1B District 7/9 meet at Whitworth College Saturday.

"We had lots of kids set personal bests," Pirate coach Adam Vonvogt said. "It's a very competitive district, to get that many through and look as good as we did in so many events is outstanding."

The top two finishers in each event advance to the state meet at Eastern Washington University in Cheney next weekend.

Tory Knebel took first in the 100 meters in 11.55, shot put at 42 feet, 5 inches, and was part of the 4x100 and 4x400 relays that won.

Knebel was joined by Austin Reisdorph, Brendan Lueck and Jacob Moore for the relay victories. The 4x100 won in 45.84, and the 4x400 in 3:37.97.

The Pirates' 400 relay set the 1B record for the meet, Vonvogt said.

"For Tory to win the 100 and shot put, it speaks to his athleticism," Vonvogt said.

Reisdorph also placed second to qualify for state in the 200 and 400 meters, in 23.8 and 53.19, respectively.

Jon Atchley set a meet record in the pole vault at 11-06, and Jesse Koller won the discus at 106-05 to advance.

On the girls side, Taylor Prince won the pole vault at 7-feet, and Kindsey Bott was second in the javelin at 114-10.

"I was really proud of just how all of our kids competed today, as a whole group we had a strong meet," Vonvogt said.

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