Liberty Bell High School’s track squad strides into this week’s sub-district meet at Oroville on Wednesday (May 11) on a wave of personal record performances racked up at meets in Manson and Bridgeport last week.
At the Trojan Invitational on May 3, the Mountain Lions added 22 personal bests, coach Rocky Kulsrud said. Among them were Ben Klemmeck in the 800-meter run, Andrew Reggiatore in the 200M dash, Micah Klemmeck in the 300M hurdles, Seth Stevie in the 300M hurdles, and the first-place 4x100M relay team. Micah Klemmeck won both hurdles races.
For the girls, Lucy Cole took the 400M run with a personal best time, Athena Milani claimed victory and a personal best in the 300M hurdles, and Icel Sukovaty smashed her personal best time on the way to second place in the 1,600M run.
The Lions added 25 more personal bests on Friday (May 6) at the Bridgeport Invitational. Connor Cooley beat his best time in the 100M dash and again leapt past 20 feet to win the long jump. Mason Johnson set a Liberty Bell freshman record in winning the 400M run, and the 4x100M and 4x400M relay teams turned in season-best performances that also put them among the top four all-time best relays in the school’s record books.
On the girls’ side, Cole again improved her 400M time and set a personal record in the 800M run.
Liberty Bell held out its distance runners because some of them were competing Saturday (May 7) in the Sunflower Relays.
The top five finishers in each event at Wednesday’s sub-district meet will move on to the district meet.