The Liberty Bell High School track teams wrapped up their regular season last week by hosting seven other high schools in the Liberty Bell Invitational at Mountain Lion stadium on a radiant summer afternoon. Earlier in the week, the teams were on the road for the Bridgeport Invitational.
The girls’ and boys’ squads continued to improve on seasonal and personal best marks as they pointed for the sub-district meet in Manson on Wednesday (May 8). The district meet is in Quincy on May 17.
Here’s an overview of last week’s results:
At Bridgeport, April 30
More than a dozen schools competed. The Liberty Bell girls took third place in team scoring, while the boys finished eighth. Highlights for the girls included junior Ali Palm’s PR in the 100-meter dash for fourth place, senior Sally Thornton-White’s win (by 5 seconds) in the 400M, sophomore Lena Nelson’s victory in the 800M, and senior Icel Sukovaty’s second-place finish in the 1,600M coupled with her first-place finish in the 3,200M. Sophomore Sammy Curtis broke the 15-foot barrier by an inch to take first place in the long jump. The girls’ 4x100M and 4x200M relay teams both took first place.
For the boys, senior Emerson Worrell continued his dazzling season in the 800M with a win and a personal record time. Senior Brayden White likewise kept his winning streak alive in the 300M hurdles, and registered a PR for third place in the high jump behind his second-place teammate, sophomore Bodie Paul.
At Liberty Bell, May 3
There was no team scoring at the Liberty Bell Invitational, but the home track girls and boys would have been shown well. Curtis bolted to second place in the 100M, Thornton-White ran a PR for second place in the 400M, sophomore Keeley Brooks blazed to a PR in easily winning the 800M, ahead of senior Ava Mott in second and freshman Maisy Shaw in third. Sukovaty won the 1,600M and Nelson took second place.
The Lady Lions swept the relays — 4x100M, 4x200M and 4x400M — winning the final relay by nearly 20 seconds. Freshman Caitlyn Cooley was third in the shot put, Palm took fifth in the discus, Mott was second in the long jump, and Palm added another PR for second place in the triple jump.
For the boys, Worrell was unchallenged in winning the 800M by nine seconds, and added a fourth-place finish in the 1,600M. White again took the 300M hurdles, and was part of the 4x400M relay team (along with Worrell, senior Tanner White and junior Magnus Treise) that took second place. Tanner White took fifth in the javelin, just ahead of Treise, who claimed second in the high jump and finished his day in the field with a PR and win in the triple jump.