By Mike Maltais

The Liberty Bell High School varsity track and field team turned in a number of first-place performances at the eight-team Bridgeport League Meet on March 25, and held its own at the 22-school Ezra Gordon Invitational at Colville last Saturday (March 29).

The boys’ team placed second at Bridgeport behind the host Mustangs, while the girls finished in sixth position. Also competing at Bridgeport were Entiat, Waterville, Manson, Soap Lake, Wilber-Creston and Columbia Basin Secondary School.

The Mountain Lion boys tied for 10th with Liberty Spangle in the middle of the pack at Colville.



Senior Liam Daily placed first in both the 400-meter and 800-meter runs at Bridgeport, and teammate Ben Klemmeck captured the 3,200-meter event.

Austin Watson won the long jump and anchored the boys’ winning 4×100 relay behind Cesar Dominguez, Jaymis Hanson and Jose Dominguez.

The 4×400 team comprised of Cesar Dominguez, Hanson, Kelsey Jensen and Daily won the relay. Lauren Fitzmaurice swept the women’s 300-meter hurdles.

The Mountain Lions are not yet at full strength as key veterans Austin Watson and Sarina Williams continue to recover from earlier injuries.

Coach Rocky Kulsrud noted that a number of his athletes continue to improve with each meet.

“We had an excellent performance by Ben Klemmeck in the mile at Colville,” Kulsrud said. The sophomore “came from behind and took the lead with 50 meters to go but lost at the finish by less than a stride, a season best for Ben,” the coach said.

Kulsrud said brothers Micah and Josiah Klemmeck continue to improve in each of their events, as does Jensen in the hurdles.

Following spring break, the Mountain Lions will compete at the Cashmere Invitational on April 12.


Bridgeport boys’ results


15 Evan Wagstaff, 12.34


7 Evan Wagstaff, 25.76


1 Liam Daily, 52.52

6 Jake Pennock, 59.50

9 Josiah Klemmeck, 1:01.43


1 Liam Daily, 2:07.97

2 Cesar Dominguez, 2:20.00

7 Josiah Klemmeck, 2:31.43


3 Morgan Ott, 5:18.41

6 Josiah Klemmeck, 5:26.03


1 Ben Klemmeck, 10:28.72

4 Carter Dornfeld, 12:23.00

5 Josiah Klemmeck, 12:41.00

110m hurdles

2 Kelsey Jensen, 18.34

300m hurdles

2 Kelsey Jensen, 47.90

4×100 relay

1 Cesar Dominguez 45.70

Jaymis Hanson

Jose Dominguez

Austin Watson

9 Micah Klemmeck 50.68

Andrew Reggiatore

Zane Herrera

Evan Wagstaff

4×400 relay

1 Kelsey Jensen 3:43.56

Jaymis Hanson

Cesar Dominguez

Liam Daily

Shot put

4 Isaac Cordes, 35-05.00

25 Bryce Tillman, 25-03.00

30 Zane Herrera, 21-10.00


11 Isaac Cordes, 81-10

12 Jake Pennock, 80-03

21 Bryce Tillman, 65-06

Long Jump

1 Austin Watson, 20-01.50

3 Jaymis Hanson, 18-03.75

10 Micah Klemmeck, 16-07.25

12 Andrew Reggiatore, 15-10.75

15 Jake Pennock, 15-07.75

18 Zane Herrera, 15-00.00

Triple jump

3 Micah Klemmeck, 36-06.00

5 Andrew Reggiatore, 34-05.00


Bridgeport girls’ results


4 Hannah Hafsos, 1:13.78


5 Lilly Schlotzhauer, 7:09.00

100m hurdles

3 Lauren Fitzmaurice, 18.1

4 Jessica Johnson, 20.24

300m hurdles

1 Lauren Fitzmaurice, 54.50

3 Lilly Schlotzhauer, 1:00.65

4×100 relay

4 Hannah Hafsos 59.35

Lauren Fitzmaurice

Jessica Johnson

Ashley Watson

Long jump

8 Lauren Fitzmaurice, 12-10.00

10 Ashley Watson, 12-07.50