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Hess, Loomis collect top honors at Burbank

BURBANK- Even though the officials at the Burbank track meet didn't score the Bickleton High School track team, there was no denying three first place wins by the Pirates.

Bickleton Coach Darrell Lang said Burbank didn't score Bickleton because "...we are not in their league."

Nonetheless, senior Annie Hess collected first place honors in the discus and the shotput, even though her discus throw was a little short of her last three outings, said Lang.

Hess threw the discus 138 feet, which was good for first place honors at Tuesday's six-school track meet. She then threw the shotput 37-2, also a first place throw.

But it was Bickleton freshman jumper Cody Loomis who was the hero of the day, said Lang.

Loomis not only set a personal best in the high jump with a leap of 5-6, he claimed first place honors against jumpers from Burbank, Goldendale, Riverview, Dayton and Highland, Lang explained.

Corryn Raschko, who steadily continues to improve her marks was the fourth place finisher in the triple jump with a height of 26-10. She also was fifth in the long jump at 11-11.

Her younger sister, Danielle Raschko, finished in fifth place in the 800-meter with a time of 2:44, which was a personal best for the eighth grader.

Also earning top five finishes at Burbank was Tyler Jensen with a third place in the triple jump. He finished the meet with a personal best distance of 34-3-1/2.

Bryan Whitmore placed fourth in the javelin with a distance of 105-2. He also was a sixth place finisher in the discus with a throw of 92-6-1/2. Ryan Bravo placed sixth in the javelin with a distance of 95 feet.

Freshman Eric Hess was a fourth place finisher in the discus at 102 feet, and a sixth place finisher in the shotput with a distance of 35-7.

Tuesday's meet was the Bickleton's last meet before the "B" league meet to be held this Friday in Glenwood.

"It (the Burbank meet) was a good tune-up for the rest of the season," said Lang.

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