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A repeat performance

Trout Lake boys, Riverside girls defend district track titles

Trout Lake's boys team defended its Yakima Valley District 5 track and field title last Saturday in Wapato.

Just as they did the week before at the Greater Columbia B League championships, the Mustangs used their depth to score points in 15 of 17 events. They finished with a total of 151, winning four open events and one relay.

Junior Dale Dick, the league's running events athlete of the year, was the team's lone double-winner. He took the tape in the 200- and 400-meter dashes, and also ran a leg for Trout Lake's victorious 4x400 relay.

Trout Lake's other winners were senior Peter Schmid in the 300 intermediate hurdles and senior Adam Paxson in the 1600.

Senior Tony Leslie and sophomore Mike Paxson both contributed two second-place efforts to the Mustangs' largesse.

Leslie was the runnerup in the high jump and the 110 hurdles, while Paxson went for seconds the javelin and the 800.

Seniors Ben Steward and Matt Dearden each had a second- and third-place finish at the district meet.

Steward was second to Glenwood senior Tony Leiter in the pole vault and third in the javelin. Dearden ran second in the 1600 and was third in the 3200.

Senior James Brewer, junior J.J. Keys and freshman Hershel Sanchey led Klickitat to a fourth-place finish in team standings.

Brewer vaulted 6 feet, 2 inches to win the high jump and threw 152-1 to edge Paxson (151-8) for top honors in the javelin. His two victories accounted for 20 of the Vandals' 69 points.

Keys had three top-five finishes, including a third in the 400, while Sanchey came in second in the 3200 and third in the 1600.

Glenwood, fifth with 59 points, was led by senior Mitch Wheelhouse, the league's athlete of the year in field events.

Wheelhouse doubled in the shot put and discus competitions; the Eagles swept the top-three spots in the latter, with senior Tanner Beeks second and freshman Devin Dean third.

Lyle's top individual finishers on the day were senior Patrick Norcross (third in the 100 and 200) and sophomore Joey Nelson (third in the high jump, fourth in the javelin).

On the girls side, Riverside Christian of Yakima amassed 291 points, running away with another district title.

Bickleton, led by senior and field events athlete of the year Annie Hess, finished fourth in the team competition with 46 points.

Hess won the discus and shot put competitions, setting a new district meet record in the former with a throw of 145-4. Glenwood senior Kayleigh King was the runnerup in both events.

For Lyle, freshman Jessica Cochenour set a personal record and finished second in the 800, with a time of 2:33.38. She was third in the high jump.


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