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Bickleton's Brown wins two girls events at Glenwood invitational

Pirates warm up for postseason

GLENWOOD - Lindsay Brown captured first-place honors for the Bickleton girls track team in two events to lead an overall solid effort by the Pirates last Friday at the Jeff Agar Memorial Invite at Glenwood.

Brown earned top honors in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.25. She nipped runner-up Beyyine Ozkan of Trout Lake/Glenwood, who finished at 17.30.

Brown's other top spot was in the high jump with a leap of 4-10. She edged Horizon Christian's Marlie Bloomster by two inches.

A sophomore, Brown was also a member of the Lady Pirate 4x100 relay team that earned second-place honors with a clocking of 54.62. The foursome, which also included Haley Goodnight, Jamie Venema and Shaylee Tharp, was bested only by Goldendale's time of 52.95.

Bickleton's girls had one other first-place award and that came in the sprint medley by breaking the tape in 2:20.19. The team included Sydnie O'Banion, Annie Lindsley, Goodnight and Lacy Cannon.

Venema garnered runner-up honors in the pole vault with a mark of seven feet, six inches shy of winner Katherine Popchock of South Wasco. Tharp was fourth for Bickleton in the pole vault at 6-6.

Third-place honors for the Bickleton girls also went to Venema in the long jump (13-8.5) and the 4x200 relay foursome of Brown, Goodnight, Venema and Tharp.

Bringing home fourth-place honors for the Lady Pirates were Tharp in the triple jump (28-1.25), along with Goodnight in the discus (78-10) and the javelin (76-3).

The Bickleton boys had an outstanding day as well, with no less than 14 top-4 finishes.

Pacing the Pirates were Nathan and Mitchell Powers, who shared first-place honors in the high jump at 5-8, four inches better than Yakama Tribal's Justin Shilow.

Peter Clinton brought home a first-place award for Bickleton, as well, recording a mark of 11-6 in the pole vault. Clinton was six inches better than runner-up Gregory Dechand of Trout Lake/Glenwood. Justin Roberts earned third-place honors in the pole vault for Bickleton with a mark of 10 feet.

The Pirates had several second-place finishes on Saturday. They included Clinton's runner-up time of 24.25 in the 200 meters, bested only by Goldendale's Briley Cameron at 23.78.

In addition, Michael Underwood had a strong second-place finish for Bickleton in the discus with a throw of 106 feet, topped only by a throw of 119-7 uncorked by Trout Lake/Glenwood's JD Yarnell.

Nathan Powers was edged by less than three inches in the long jump with a runner-up leap of 18-1.5. He was bested only by Horizon Christian's Mason Bloomster at 18-4.25.

Bickleton's group of runner-ups included the Pirates' sprint medley relay team of Joey Cardenas, Colt Hansen, Clint Strader and Andrew Gannon. The quartet finished with a clocking of 1:54, bested only by Goldendale's time of 1:51.97.

The triple jump was especially a strong event for the Pirates with a 2-3-4 finish by Justin Roberts (35 feet), Mitchell Powers (34-0.50) and Joshua Cummings (33-5.50)

Rounding out the Bickleton boys' top-4 finishes were Nathan Powers with third-place honors in the 110-meter hurdles (16.70), along with fourth-place efforts for Michael Underwood in the 800 meters (2:23.87) and Troy Roberts in the 3,200 meters (11:39.44).

Friday's invite, which reported no team scoring, was the regular-season finale for Bickleton, which now tunes up for this coming Friday's Greater Columbia 1B League meet, also at Glenwood.

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