April 23, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 17

Hinsdale's Lacock, Pascal Owning The Track

Hinsdale’s Lacock and Pascual Still Going Strong

Pablo Pascual of Hinsdale and Spain keeps pushing toward a slot at the state track and field meet which will be held in Great Falls May 30 and 31.

That’s the closest state tournament or meet Hinsdale has had in at least 10 years. Only 250 miles so be there or be square.

This meet was held in Glasgow last Monday. I thought the four day school week was supposed to take care of the weekday meets and games. But I guess because there was no school anyway there was no sense in giving the kids a day off either.

Pascual ran an 11.91 100 meter, good enough for the win.

He also took a very close second place in the 200. And a surprise to me was that he tied for first place in the pole vault with teammates Cache Younkin and Brett Johnson coming in at 10’.

Wyatt Pattison took a second place in that event with a vault of 9’ 6”.

Younkin finished fifth in the 800 and Kyle Albus followed closely behind in sixth. Brett Johnson finished in second place in the 1,600.

The Raider boys took fifth in the 400 and 1,600 relays. Pattison tossed the spear far enough to finish in fifth place.

Lukas Johnson had a personal record in the shot put going nearly two feet past his previous record with a nice toss of 41 feet and change.

Bethany Lacock continued her streak winning four events outright and finishing second in the high jump after three or four sudden death passes at 5’ 1” and 5’ 2” before a Plentywood Wildcat aced her out.

Bethany won the pole vault, 100 hurdles, the 200 and the long jump. She hadn’t tried the long jump since she was an eighth grader.

In their previous event, Pablo Pascual of the Hinsdale Raiders ran an 11.5 100 meter just 2 tenths of a second off the lead at the Cal Wearley Memorial track and field meet in Havre.

Pascual won the 200 with a time of 23.3 almost a half-second ahead of the field.

Lady Raider Bethany Lacock tied for first place with Sophia Stiles of Malta running the 100m hurdles in just 16.4 seconds.

Bethany won the high jump at 5’2”, the triple jump with a hop-skip-and-jump of 35’3 1/2 inches and vaulted to second place with a height of 8’6”.

Pascual is right on track for a trip to State in the 100 and 200. Wouldn’t that be something to tell the folks about back home in Spain when the school year is over?

Lacock, who went to state last year in five events is doing a repeat performance this year.

You’ll recall, she won all five of here events in both district and divisional tournaments last year. She’s an awesome kid and works very hard at everything she does.

That’s it for now folks. Thanks for listening.

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