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Bickleton's Annie Hess sets school discus record

WHITE SWAN - Bickleton's Annie Hess not only set a new personal best in the discus at Tuesday's White Swan meet, she set a new school record.

The Lady Pirate threw the discus 145-11 to place first, well beyond her last personal best of 139-2, set at the Pasco Invitational held April 23.

Hess also threw the shotput 36-10, which was good for first place honors at yesterday's meet.

Hess led the Bickleton track squad, which also saw several of her teammates set new personal bests for themselves.

In the long jump, Bickleton junior Corryn Raschko placed fourth in the long jump with a distance of 12-1. She also placed fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 26-7.5. Raschko's younger sister, Danielle, an eighth grader, placed fourth in the 800-meter with a time of 2:55.

Meanwhile, freshman Jeannette Jarvis, who didn't place at White Swan, was able to improve her personal best distances in the discus to 63 feet and in the shotput to 23-6.

Freshman Cody Loomis set a personal best in the 800-meter with a time of 2:26, which was good for fourth place at White Swan. Competing in the long jump and the high jump, he managed heights of 13-11 and 5 feet, respectively, but didn't place in either event.

Senior Bryan Whitmore improved his javelin throw to 109-9 and placed fourth in the discus with a distance of 98-2. Whitmore also threw the shotput a distance of 34-6.

The Bickleton 4x400-meter relay team of Whitmore, Tyler Jensen, Orion Yoesle and Loomis placed fifth, but no time was reported.

Freshman Eric Hess placed third in the boys discus with a distance of 113-9, which was good for third place honors.

The Bickleton squad will travel to Wapato on Saturday to compete in the Wapato Invitational.

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