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Track: St. Helens swept by Liberty

Liberty got the upper hand in a dual meet with St. Helens on Wednesday afternoon, beating the Lion boys 90-55 and the Lion girls 100-45 at Liberty High School.

The Falcons won each of the boys track events with the exception of the 3,000 meters, where St. Helens sophomore Ben Johnstun and senior Fuller Worman finished first and second.

Freshman Sam Estep took second in the 100 meters and third in the 200, and junior Bryce Bumgersner took second in the 400 meters. Mason Rask was the runner up to Liberty senior Nick Bonat in both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles.

St. Helens did have a fairly strong showing in the throws, as sophomore Myles Terry won the shot put by just under five inches and senior JoNathan Denakis took the discus with a personal-best throw of 124 feet even.

Richard Sass took second in the javelin with a throw of 142 feet, four inches, followed by Christian Hughes' throw of 139 feet, 11 inches.

Bumgardler took a close second in the high jump, clearing five feet, six inches. Liberty's Noah McDaniel won the high jump with a mark of five feet, 10 inches and went on to top Terry in the long jump. McDaniel also won the triple jump, clearing 38 feet and a half inch.

Rask tied Liberty's Joshua Green in the pole vault, as both cleared 10 feet but could go no higher.

The girls track side was led by another solid performance from sophomore Josie Hanna, who came close to a personal best in the 800 for first place and set a new PR in the 1,500 meters for second place.

St. Helens junior Gabby Hora placed second in the 100 meter hurdles and third in the 300 meter hurdles.

Lion senior Natalie Finch picked up her first win of the season in the discus, throwing a career-best 94 feet, nine inches. Freshman hannah Brumbles took second in the high jump by four inches, and sophomore Maggie Cochran finished second in the triple jump with a season-best mark of 30 feet, 3.25 inches.

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