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Bickleton junior four-time winner at league meet

PREP TRACK & FIELD

BICKLETON – Junior Lindsay Brown - netting top finishes in the 100-meter dash, the 100-meter hurdles, the 300-meter hurdles and the high jump – powered the host Lady Pirates to the top of the podium at last Friday’s Greater Columbia Gorge 1B League championship track and field meet.

Bickleton’s girls also notched victories in the 3200m race and the long jump, those coming from freshman Katrina Cardenas and sophomore Shaylee Tharp, respectively.

Bickleton won the girls team title by piling up 125 points. The Lyle/Wishram girls squad, which only pulled down wins in the discus and javelin, finished a close second with 106 points.

Placing third through sixth at the girls league title meet were Trout Lake (88), Yakama Nation Tribal (50), Glenwood (44) and Klickitat (24).

Brown, with her four victories, was a dynamo for the Lady Pirates.

In winning the 100-meter dash, she sprinted to the finish line in 13.70 seconds. Lyle/Wishram senior Suzanne McConville was second with a clocking of 14.07.

Brown shredded the competition in both hurdles events. In the 100m hurdles, she hit the tape in 17.36 seconds. Klickitat’s Bailee Green, the runner-up, was a distant second in a time of 20.08 seconds. In the longer of the hurdles races, Brown grabbed the top finish with a 51.21 clocking. The next best time, 53.68, was posted by Glenwood’s Bethany Putnam.

One of only two high jumpers competing at the league championship meet, Brown made it a 4-for-4 day with a leap of five feet-even. The best jump Trout Lake’s Kya Fee could manage was 4-6.

The sophomore Tharp got Bickleton the win in the long jump with an effort of 13 feet, 9 and a half inches. Putnam, the Glenwood sophomore, finished second at 13-6.75.

Tharp also rang up a second-place performance for the BickletonLady Pirates in the triple jump by sticking a landing that measured 30 feet, three-quarters of an inch. Putnam edged her for the victory with a jump that measured an inch and a half further.

Tharp, too, managed a pair of third-place performances for Bickleton, those coming in the 400m run (1:13.30) and the pole vault (7-0).

Cardenas, only a freshman, got Bickleton its one other win in the 3200m race. She toured the oval with a clocking of 16:43.31.

All of Bickleton’s girls now move on to the Regional meet, scheduled for this coming Friday at 3 p.m. at Toppenish. There, the Lady Pirates will attempt to earn 1B State meet berths.

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