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Bickleton's Raschko first in 2,000-meter run at Ike jamboree

YAKIMA - Bickleton's Danielle Raschko earned a photo finish first place win in the 2000- meter run this past Saturday at the Ike Jamboree season opener.

"Danielle chased a runner from LaSalle for the entire race, until the final stretch where she nipped her at the tape," said Bickleton track coach Darrell Lang.

"There was only a couple of hundredths separating the two at the tape," he added. Raschko's time was 7:47.7.

Lady Pirate Alejandra Molena earned a second place finish and personal record in the discus, throwing for 87-9. Molena also placed seventh in the shot-put, throwing for 28-3.

Freshman Johanna Jensen of Bickleton claimed second place honors in the long jump with a leap of 14-0. "And she ran a very strong anchor leg in the 4x100 relay," said Lang.

Eric Hess, who placed fourth at State last year in the discus, placed fifth at the Ike Jamboree in the same event. Hess threw for a distance of 127-0. "He is in good shape to make some real improvement this year," said Lang.

Tricia McBride of Bickleton placed fifth in the pole vault with a leap of 6-0, a personal best for her.

The Pirates travel to Yakima for the Papa Wells invite this Saturday, March 24.

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