Bickleton scores well at Yakima meet

YAKIMA - There was some tough competition and nearly 20 schools present at Eisenhower's JV invite, but the 1B Bickleton Pirates pulled out a couple strong performances.

Once again, several members of the Bickleton girls team landed themselves in the top five in a variety of events.

Jamie Venema managed Bickleton's only first place finish. Her 9 foot pole vault earned her that honor.

Venema also earned fourth place honors in the 200m, clocking in at 29.00.

Fellow Lady Pirates Christina Wilson and Jenna Mount also earned fourth place honors. Wilson earned the rank in the 3200m run (13:52.89) and Mount in the 100m (14.18).

The girls relay teams also earned two top five finishes.

The 4x200 relay team earned third place honors at the competition. Katelynn Clinton, Mount, Venema and Aymie Osborne finished the relay in 2:00.21.

The 4x100 relay earned fourth place honors. Clinton, Osborne, Venema and Mount finished this relay in 56.82.

Clinton also claimed a couple top five finishes. Her 4-06 high jump landed her in third place in the event, while her 95-06 discus throw gave her second place honors.

The top finisher for the boys team was Taylor Brown, who ran the 300m hurdles in 44.99 to earn second place honors in the event.

Brown was also one of four Bickleton relay teammates to earn fourth place honors in the 4x100. Brown, Peter Clinton, Justin Harvey and Nic Venema finished the race in 47.93.

Clinton and Harvey added two more fourth place finishes for the Pirates. Clinton ran 57.09 in the 400m for the rank, while Harvey threw the javelin 131-08 for his fourth place finish.

Venema finished out Bickleton's top five placers with fifth place honors in the 110m hurdles. Venema finished the race in 17.96.

The Pirates will be back in action in Glenwood when they attend the Jeff Agar Memorial Invitational on Friday, May 6.


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