Klemmeck’s record leads lineup of top performances at LBHS Invite

Cesar Dominguez passes the baton to Jaymis Hanson in the first exchange of the 4x100-meter relay at the Liberty Bell Invite last Friday. The Mountain Lions crossed the finish line first. Photo by Mike Maltais

Cesar Dominguez passes the baton to Jaymis Hanson in the first exchange of the 4×100-meter relay at the Liberty Bell Invite last Friday. The Mountain Lions crossed the finish line first. See more photos from the track meet in the gallery. Photo by Mike Maltais

By Mike Maltais

Citius, Altius, Fortius — the Olympic Games motto meaning faster, higher, stronger — was right at home on the Liberty Bell High School track last Friday (May 9) as Mountain Lions distance star Ben Klemmeck broke the standing school record for the 3,200 meters and led a lineup of other top-10 all-time performances.

Klemmeck knocked the previous 3,200-meter school record of 10 minutes, 2.57 seconds sideways by almost 11 seconds, and in the process exceeded his earlier personal best time of 10:13.06 clocked at Oroville May 3 by more than 21 seconds. The old record was set in 2009 by Erik Bjornsen, who recently competed in the cross country skiing events at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Among the other “great efforts” noted by coach Rocky Kulsrud were more than half-a-dozen all-time top-10 performances turned in by other Mountain Lions. Those included: Lauren Fitzmaurice, sixth all-time in long jump; Jaymis Hanson, tied for seventh in100 meters; Kelsey Jensen, eighth in the 110-meter hurdles; Jose Dominguez, tied for ninth in 100 meters; and Micah Klemmeck, ninth in the 300-meter hurdles.

“Both boys’ relay teams made the top-10 board as well,” Kulsrud said.

The 4×400-meter relay team set the sixth-best all-time school mark and the 4×100-meter sprinters were seventh-best all-time.

Liam Daily swept both the 800-meter and 1,600-meter runs. Austin Watson’s winning long jump of 20 feet, 2.25 inches came at a cost when the senior injured his ankle on landing.

Mid-way through the afternoon events, an intermission was observed to honor Liberty Bell’s nine graduating seniors: Daily, Hanson, Watson, Jensen, Cesar Dominguez, Hannah Hafsos, Morgan Ott, Lilly Schlotzhauer and Jake Pennock, along with their parents.

Earlier in the week at the Bridgeport Invitational, Liberty Bell athletes turned in another solid performance including Daily’s iron man — 400 meters (8th), 800 meters (1st), 1,600 meters (3rd) and 3,200 meters (3rd); Watson’s winning 21-foot long jump and second in the 200 meters; Hanson’s first-place triple jump; and Claire Waichler’s seconds in both 800 meters and 1,600 meters.

The Mountain Lions will be at Oroville Friday (May 16) for sub-district competition. The top four finishers in each event at Oroville will advance to district competition at Ephrata on May 24.

Jake Pennock cleared the bar at 5-08.00 to place second in the high jump. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Jake Pennock cleared the bar at 5-08.00 to place second in the high jump. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

LBHS Invitational

Boys’ results

100 meters

3 Jaymis Hanson, 11.51

4 Jose Dominguez, 11.68

8 Evan Wagstaff, 12.14

20 Isaac Cordes, 14.22

200 meters

3 Jose Dominguez, 24.17

9 Evan Wagstaff, 25.71

400 meters

2 Cesar Dominguez, 55.20

3 Andrew Reggiatore, 56.91

800 meters

1 Liam Daily, 2:04.76

1,600 meters

1 Liam Daily, 4:44.88

3 Josiah Klemmeck, 11:25.39

3,200 meters

1 Ben Klemmeck, 9:51.58

100-meter hurdles

2 Kelsey Jensen, 16.50

300-meter hurdles 

2 Kelsey Jensen, 43.50

3 Micah Klemmeck, 44.34

4×100-meter relay

1 Cesar Dominguez, 45.94

Jaymis Hanson

Jose Dominguez

Liam Daily

4×400-meter relay

1 Micah Klemmeck, 3:38.94

Jaymis Hanson

Cesar Dominguez

Liam Daily

Shot put

4 Isaac Cordes, 34-01.00

5 Jake Pennock, 31-08.00

7 Garrett Jensen, 29-11.25

10 Bryce Tillman, 28-09.25

11 Zane Herrera, 28-06.50

Discus

5 Jake Pennock, 94-02

6 Isaac Cordes, 85-04

10 Bryce Tillman, 75-00

Javelin

6 Andrew Reggiatore, 109-00

9 Isaac Cordes, 95-10

High jump

1 Jaymis Hanson, 5-08.00

2 Jake Pennock, 5-08.00

Long jump

1 Austin Watson, 20-02.25

3 Jose Dominguez, 17-06.25

4 Andrew Reggiatore, 17-00.25

Triple jump

2 Morgan Ott, 35-03.25

5 Andrew Reggiatore, 33-01.25

Girls’ results

100 meters

10 Tabitha Krumme, 15.24

200 meters

5 Hannah Hafsos, 29.89

7 Tabitha Krumme, 30.77

400 meters

4 Hannah Hafsos, 1:09.20

800 meters

5 Lilly Schlotzhauer, 3:02.63

1,600 meters

5 Lilly Schlotzhauer, 6:58.59

3,200 meters

4 Claire Waichler, 12:47.89

100-meter hurdles

4 Lauren Fitzmaurice, 19.99

8 Jessica Johnson, 21.40

300-meter hurdles

2 Lauren Fitzmaurice, 54.32

4×400-meter relay

3 Hannah Hafsos, 4:53.75

Jessica Johnson

Claire Waichler

Lauren Fitzmaurice

Long jump

1 Lauren Fitzmaurice, 15-04.00

Team results — boys

1 Liberty Bell 188

2 Bridgeport 126.5

3 Entiat 123

4 Waterville 67

5 Republic 40

6 Oroville 18.5

7 Pateros 17

8 Cascade Christian (Wenatchee) 8

9 Columbia Basin Secondary 2

Team results — girls

1 Pateros 134

2 Entiat 112.5

3 Waterville 86

4 Republic 70

5 Liberty Bell 54

6 Cascade Christian 53

7 Oroville 52.5

7 Bridgeport 52

9 Columbia Basin Secondary 13

 

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