Mountain Lions have one more meet before sub-districts
Although the Scholastic Aptitude Test kept some athletes busy on Saturday (May 2), the Liberty Bell High School track and field team still made an impression at the Draggoo Financial Invitational in Oroville.
Thirteen boys’ teams and 14 girls’ teams competed at the meet, where the Liberty Bell boys took ninth place with 31 points while the girls took seventh place with 34.5 points.
Wil Chandler ran the fifth-fastest time in LBHS history — 23.77 seconds — in the 200-meter run, good for third place. He then came back to run the sixth-fastest 400m for the Mountain Lions, a 53.76 mark that put him in second place at the meet.
Jose Dominguez ran personal best of 24.29 seconds in the 200m for seventh place. Josiah Klemmeck took third place and ran a personal best in the 1,600m — 4 minutes, 54.88 seconds — that ranks 10th on the Liberty Bell all-time list. Zane Herrera’s long jump of 15 feet, 5.5 inches was also a personal best.
On the girls’ side, Jessica Johnson had three personal best times: 100m (14.26 seconds, fifth place), 100m hurdles (19.72 seconds, eighth place), and 200m (29.94 seconds, sixth place).
Lauren Fitzmaurice had her best long jump of this year, 14 feet, 10 inches, good for sixth place, as did Liliana Hart-Beck, who leapt 10 feet, 4 inches.
In other noteworthy efforts, Dominguez took fifth place in the 100m at 11.95 seconds; Josiah Klemmeck clocked 2 minutes, 14.11 seconds for second place in the 800m; and Carter Dornfeld took eighth place in the 1,600m with a time of 5 minutes, 33.27 seconds.
For the girls, Natalie Treise took fifth in the 100m hurdles at 17.86 seconds, followed by Fitzmaurice in sixth with a time of 18.43 seconds. Treise added a third-place finish in the triple jump by bounding to 29 feet, 11.5 inches. Fitzmaurice won the 300m hurdles in 54.26 seconds, and took fifth in the high jump by clearing 4 feet, 6 inches.
Sarina Williams’ javelin toss of 118 feet, 7 inches was good for second place. She also took fifth in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet.
Earlier in the week, the Mountain Lions traveled to Chelan on April 28 for a meet that also included Tonasket.
Chandler took third place in the 100m at 12.32 seconds, then claimed first in the 200m with a time of 24.65 seconds followed by Dominguez in 24.82. Dornfeld ran the 400m in 61.91 seconds for fifth place, and also took fifth place in the 800m with a time of 2 minutes, 33.67 seconds. The Mountain Lions’ Luc LaChappelle finished sixth in the 800m at 2 minutes, 52.54 seconds.
In the 1,600m, Ben Klemmeck was first in 4 minutes, 52.68 seconds, followed by Josiah Klemmeck in 5 minutes, 0.19 seconds. Ben Klemmeck took the 3,200m race in 10 minutes, 51 seconds.
The Liberty Bell 4x100m relay team of Dominguez, Chandler, Micah Klemmeck and Andrew Reggiatore finished first in 46.05 seconds. The 4x400m relay team of Dominguez, Reggiatore, Chandler and Micah Klemmeck also claimed first with a time of 3 minutes, 51 seconds.
Herrera was seventh in the discus with a fling of 78 feet, 7.5 inches; Reggiatore took second in the javelin at 139 feet, 9 inches, and first in the triple jump at 40 feet, 5 inches; Micah Klemmeck won the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 8 inches; and Dominguez was fourth in the long jump, 17 feet 7 inches.
In the girls’ 100m dash, Haley Post raced to third in 15.3 seconds, followed closed by Cece Odell in 15.66 seconds. Odell returned in the 200m to take fifth place in 33.29 seconds, while Hart-Beck was seventh at 39.11 seconds.
The hurdles tandem of Treise and Fitzmaurice took second and third in the 100m, at 18.92 and 19.9 seconds respectively. Johnson was fourth in 20.38 seconds,
The Liberty Bell girls’ 4x100m relay team of Post, Fitzmaurice, Johnson and Treise claimed second place at 58.6 seconds. The same four ran the 4x200m relay in 2 minutes, 7.55 seconds for second place.
Mollie Houser’s shot put of 21 feet, 2 inches was good for eighth place.
Williams once again won the javelin with another 120-feet-plus toss, this time 121 feet, 2 inches. Fitzmaurice was second in the high jump at 4 feet, 8 inches and first in the long jump with her leap of 14 feet, 9 inches.
The last regular season meet is at Bridgeport on Friday (May 8). The sub-district meet will be in Tonasket on May 15.