THE DALLES, ORE. - Bickleton's Jamie Venema and Valerie Vogt of Trout Lake/Glenwood were the only girls to grab more than one win at last Saturday's Mullin Leavitt Invite, a 15-school track and field meet held in The Dalles, Ore.
Venema, a junior, was victorious in both the 200m sprint and in the pole vault.
Vogt's victories came in the 400m and 1500m runs. She clocked times of 1:05.76 and 5:19.85, respectively.
In dashing to a winning time of 28.69 seconds in the 200m, the junior Venema clipped Madison Carlin, a freshman from Weston-McEwen, Ore., by three one-hundredths of a second.
The Lady Pirate track and field standout posted a much more comfortable margin of victory in the pole vault. Venema's vault of 8 feet-6 inches was exactly half a foot higher than the second-place leap of 8-0, set by The Dalles' Maya Barnard-Davidson.
Bickleton's girls came away with another winner, too, when Lady Pirate freshman Lindsay Brown bested an eight-athlete field in the 100m hurdles. She sped to a first-place time of 18.57 seconds, approximately a quarter of a second faster than the runner-up, The Dalles freshman Katie Conklin.
The underclassman Brown went on to show her versatility by claiming two other top-5 finishes.
Brown was second in the high jump with a leap of 4-8, just an inch shy of the winning mark set by Klickitat's Kenzie Schlangen. Brown's teammate, Venema, also had a jump of 4-8, but settled for third-place honors.
Brown, too, returned home to Bickleton with a fourth-place effort. In the triple jump, the Lady Pirate managed a performance of 30-6, compared to the winning triple jump effort of 32-11.