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Class 1B/2B Track and Field

Lyle's Joey Nelson sets personal marks in javelin, long jump

Lyle senior Joey Nelson set a new personal standard in the boys javelin at last Friday's Greater Columbia B League Track and Field Championships in Prosser.

Nelson threw the spear 157 feet, 3 inches to place second in the event and added nearly 14 feet to his career-best mark.

He also won the high jump with a height of 6-2--an inch under the personal record he established on April 26 at the Mabton Invitational--and took third in the long jump with a PR of 18-11@FN(1)@FD(2).

The Lyle boys team also scored a first-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay. The quartet of sophomores Jim Price and Robert Phelps, Nelson and junior David Ryden completed four laps in 3 minutes, 37.8 seconds.

Meet standouts in individual events included Klickitat junior Herschel Sanchey, Lyle senior Kiera Murphy, Klickitat senior Aryn Davis and Phelps.

Sanchey swept the boys' three distance events, while Murphy won the girls shot put and placed second in the discus.

Davis posted a pair of second-place finishes--in the girls long and triple jumps--and came in third the 300-meter low hurdles. Davis' vault of 15-1 in the long jump was the longest of her career by an inch and a half .

Phelps was the runner-up to Riverside Christian's Dana Wells in the boys 110 and 300 hurdles. Phelps' time in the 300 hurdles (43.52 seconds) was a personal record.

Second-place finishes at the league meet also went to Lyle freshman Teaera Churchwell, with a PR of 1:02.5 seconds in the girls 400, and Klickitat sophomore Jeromie Mason, who matched his PR in the boys high jump (5-6).

Coming Up:

Greater Columbia B League teams will be in action this Friday at Eisenhower High School in Yakima, starting at 3 p.m. Only the winners of each event (17 for girls, 16 for boys) at the district meet will qualify for next weekend's state 1B and 2B meets in Cheney.


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