The Liberty Bell High School track team showed some early-season strengths at meets in Bridgeport and Ephrata last week.
At the Bridgeport Jamboree on March 17, where eight teams competed, junior Micah Klemmeck took first place in the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 4 inches, that puts him seventh on the all-time Liberty Bell list. Ben Klemmeck tied for first in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 54 seconds.
Micah Klemmeck also took third in the 400m with a time of 55.65 seconds, putting him in the Mountain Lions’ top 20 for that distance, and Andrew Reggiatore took third place in the javelin with a toss of 121 feet.
Sarina Williams took first place in the javelin with a throw of 118 feet, 6 inches. Lauren Fitzmaurice took first in the long jump by stretching out to 14 feet, 3 inches, followed by Ashley Watson in third place with a leap of 13 feet, 6 inches. Natalie Treise claimed first in the triple jump by hitting 29 feet, 5 inches.
At the Ray Cross Invitational on Saturday (March 21), Liberty Bell joined more than 20 other teams from around the region.
It was another banner day for Sarina Williams, whose third-place javelin toss of 122 feet, 3 inches puts her in first place on the Liberty Bell all-time list.
Freshman Natalie Treise put herself in the Liberty Bell record books with a seventh-place triple jump of 31 feet, 4.25 inches, good for sixth all-time on the Mountain Lions’ list.
“We graduated a number of outstanding athletes but I have been impressed with the hard work all the athletes are putting in and look to see them continue to improve throughout the season,” coach Rocky Kulsrud said.
The Mountain Lions travel to Cashmere for a three-way meet on Thursday (March 26).