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Bickleton athletes compete at West Valley JV invite

YAKIMA - Eleven schools competed at West Valley High School's junior varsity track meet in Yakima this past Tuesday.

Bickleton's athletes set several personal records at the event and claimed six first place finishes.

The first place finishers for the boys team were Peter Clinton in the 400m (56.36) and Nic Venema in the pole vault (11 feet). Clinton's run earned him a personal season best.

Claiming second place honors for the Pirates at the invitational were Justin Harvey in the 100m (12.77) and in the javelin (127-01), and Clinton in the pole vault (10 feet).

The Bickleton boys 4x100 relay team also earned a second place finish. Justin Harvey, Taylor Brown, Venema and Clinton finished the race in 48.06.

Third place honors went to Venema in the 200m (25.97) and the 110m hurdles (19.28). Bobby Franklin claimed a third place finish and a personal best in the shot put (34-04).

The boys 4x400 relay runners claimed Bickleton's only fourth place finish. Mitchell Powers, Justin Roberts, Brown and Harvey finished the race in 4:14.11.

Robert's 9-06 pole vault landed him in fifth place at the West Valley JV invite, while Power's 34-01 triple jump also gave him fifth place honors and a new personal best record.

Franklin earned two more personal records at the invite. One in the javelin (100-01), which landed him in ninth place at the competition; the other record was in the discus (89-09), where he finished in eighth place.

Clinton got a personal best and seventh place finish in the long jump (16-09) and Robert's 33-07 triple jump gave him a personal best and seventh place honors.

Christian Mittring finished 38th in the javelin, and his 46-07 throw was a personal best for the tenth grader.

The Bickleton girls relay teams claimed first place honors in each of their competitions at the West Valley invite.

The 4x100 team (Katelynn Clinton, Jenna Mount, Aymie Osborne and Fanny Schneider) finished in 56.97; the 4x200 team (Clinton, Mount, Jamie Venema and Osborne) finished in 2:01.47; and the 4x400 team (Christina Wilson, Sydnie O'Banion, Haley Goodnight and Amanda McBride) finished in 5:46.66.

In the pole vault, Jamie Venema cleared 7-06 to land both first place honors and a personal best record.

Clinton earned a personal record in the high jump. Her 5 foot jump also gave her second place honors.

Clinton also earned second place honors in the discus (86-11).

Schneider earned second place honors in the triple jump (27-10).

Venema earned two third place finishes, one in the 100m (14.44) and the other in the high jump (4-10), at the competition, with both finishes giving her personal best records.

McBride also claimed a personal best third place finish at the competition in the shot put (27-03).

Osborne received third place honors in the 300m hurdles (56.08), while Wilson earned third place honors in the 1600m (6:38.95).

Wilson finished sixth place in the 800m, but earned a personal best record for her 3:05.26 time, while Schneider's 33.70 200m run earned her a personal best record.

The Bickleton Pirates will travel to Peshastin to compete in the Kodiak Invite on Friday, April 29.

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