Waitsburg-Prescott boys eighth at 2B track meet

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CHENEY - Waitsburg-Prescott's boys placed seventh at the Class 2B state track and field championships that wrapped up here Saturday.

James Lehr briefly held the state record in the discus, with a mark of 172 feet, five inches, only to have his effort bettered by Willapa Valley's Will Rockett - who uncorked a toss of 173-3 just five minutes later, according to W-P coach Ron Huntington.

Lehr led W-P's 3-5-6 finish in the shot put with a mark of 49-11.75. Ben Kiefel was fifth (47-11) and Chance McDaniel was sixth (47-10.75).

McDaniel was fifth in the discus (141-10).

Other W-P standouts were Ronnie Hulce (third in the girls high jump, 5-0), Genesis Pearson (fifth in the girls discus, 105-7), Michael Montgomery (sixth in the pole vault, 11-6), Eshom Estes (seventh in the javelin, 150-0), Wyatt Withers (seventh in the triple jump, 40-5.25), and new school-record holder Seth Deal (eighth in the 3200, 10:25.02, and 10th in the 1600, 4:46.19).

"We had one (boys) point on the track and everything else on the field," Huntington said.

Pomeroy enjoyed several solid performances. Tyler Reisdorph was fourth in the 100 (12.22), Justin Bingman was fifth in the 200 (24.40), and Kenny Carr tied for eighth in the pole vault (10-6).

Reisdorph and Bingman teamed up with Austin Reisdorph and Tory Knebel to place third in the 400 relay (44.83) and fifth in the 1600 relay (3:38.33).

DeSales had one top-eight finisher. Nick Wales placed fourth in the 300 hurdles (42.03).

"He ran a great race," Irish coach Mike Michels said. "The kids had a great year. They worked hard. I'm already looking forward to next year."

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