The Liberty Bell High School track got its first competitive workout of the season last week as Mountain Lion Stadium hosted teams from Chelan, Omak, Okanogan and Tonasket on April 23. Later in the week, Liberty Bell took on a big field of schools, most of them in larger classifications, at a windy NCW Invitational meet in Wenatchee on Saturday (April 27).
Highlights included more personal bests as the boys’ and girls’ teams continued tuning up for the May 8 sub-district meet and beyond.
Finishing their regular season this week, the Liberty Bell teams were at the Bridgeport Invitational on Tuesday (April 30), then will be back on their home oval this Friday (May 3) for the Liberty Bell Invitational, with events starting at 4 p.m.
At Liberty Bell
The girls’ team had impressive results in several events, including a victory in the 800-meter run by sophomore Keeley Brooks, a winning 3,200M performance by sophomore Lindsay Worrell, a win in the long jump by sophomore Sammy Curtis, and a triple jump victory for junior Ali Palm. Senior Sally Thornton-White took second in the 400M run; and the 4x100M and 4x200M relay teams each took second place.
For the boys, senior Emerson Worrell took first in the 800M run; senior Brayden White continued to hone his performance in the 300M hurdles with a victory and added a third-place triple jump; senior Tanner White took third place with a personal best in the javelin; and sophomore Bodie Paul tied for third in the high jump.
NCW Invitational, Wenatchee
Coach Rocky Kulsrud noted that despite steady winds in Wenatchee, the Liberty Bell teams registered some personal records and excellent performances.
“Possibly most impressive was Brayden White in the 300M hurdles,” Kulsrud said. “He won a very close race and his time is fourth all-time at Liberty Bell, and it was his best time ever.”
“Magnus Treise also had a good day with personal records in both the high jump and javelin,” Kulsrud continued. “He placed in both events as well as the triple jump.”
On the girls’ side, Kulsrud said, “Ali Palm was battling not feeling well but she did have a personal record in the discus and is now sixth all-time at Liberty Bell. Lena Nelson ran an impressive 3,200M despite the wind.”
In other girls’ events, Brooks, senior Ava Mott and senior Icel Sukovaty took fourth through sixth in the 800M; Sukovaty took third and Brooks fourth in the 1,600M; and Curtis took second place with a personal best long jump. The girls were fourth in overall scoring among 12 teams.
For the boys, Emerson Worrell took third place in the 800M; Brayden White’s personal record of 41.66 seconds was the winner in the 300M hurdles; and Treise was second in the javelin, fifth in the high jump and fourth in the triple jump. The boys were seventh in overall scoring among 11 teams.