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Bickleton's Annie Hess claims three first place victories at Riverview

FINLEY - Despite strong winds and blowing dust, the Bickleton High School track team brought home some "very good" results from Tuesday track meet held at Riverview High School in Finley.

According to Bickleton Coach Darrell Lang, Lady Pirate Annie Hess had, by far, the best day on the field, claiming three first place honors. She went so far as to break her own school record despite gale force winds, Lang said.

"Hess broke her school record in the shotput by 10 inches, going out to 37-3 for the top honors in the event," he explained.

"She also made a throw of 123 feet to take first place in the discus into strong head winds," Lang said.

Hess then went on to place first in the javelin with a 90-2 throw.

Not to be shown up by Hess, Bickleton's Karl Jensen nabbed a first place win in the discus with a toss of 123 feet. His toss in to the wind at the Riverview High School Invitational earned him a second place finish in the shotput with a distance of 39-8.

Bickleton's Kynzie Arlt, who normally competes in the pole vault, focused her attention on winning the long jump. "She not only improved her personal performance with a distance of 14-1, Kynzie claimed first place," said Lang.

The Bickleton boys 4x400M relay team claimed second place honors in Tuesday's meet with a time of 4:52, while the Lady Pirates 4x400M relay team took third place with a time of 1:00.

The Bickleton track team will travel to Mabton Thursday to compete in the Mabton Invitational.

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