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Raschko first in 1,500-meter run

MORO, ORE. - After a year-long break from running the 1,500-meter event, Bickleton's Danielle Raschko was back on track at the Sherman County Invite this past Saturday, claiming first place honors and clocking in at 5:33.4.

"Danielle led wire to wire to win the 1,500 in a PR time of 5:33," said Coach Darrell Lang. "She led a girl from Wasco County by five to 10 yards most of the way and steadily pulled away to a 20-yard victory."

Raschko earned third place honors in the 3,000-meter run as well, clocking in at 12:38, also a personal record.

The Bickleton girls finished 10th out of 19 teams with 22 points, while the boys finished 13th with 20 points.

Teammate Eric Hess earned third place honors in the discus, throwing 128-8. Hess also earned fourth place honors in the shotput, throwing 45-9.5.

Bickleton's Edgar Molena set a personal record in the discus, surpassing his previous mark by six feet while throwing 119-7.5.

"If he keeps improving, he'll soon catch up to Eric (Hess)," said Lang.

Bickleton runners Nakai Kibby, Johanna Jensen, Chelsey Mercer and Raschko earned fifth place honors in the girls 4x400 relay, clocking in at 5:11.

The boys relay team, comprised of Molina, James Rasmussen, Junior Hernandez and Patrick Maeder, ran the 4x400 in 4:18, but didn't place.

Mercer set a personal record in the 200-meter run, clocking in at 31.7.

Jensen earned seventh place honors in the 100 meters, clocking in at 14.4.

Hernandez earned seventh and fifth place finishes in the 1,500 meters and 3,000 meters, respectively. Hernandez clocked in at 10:39.9 in the 3,000 meters and set a personal record at 4:43 in the 1,500 meters.

Maeder earned sixth place honors in the pole vault, catapulting 10-6.

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