The PHS boys track and field team took first place out of 13 teams at the Gerald Mansfield Invitational at Macon last Tuesday.

The Panthers scored 93 points to finish ahead of Kirksville (92.5), Monroe City (85) and Brookfield (67). 

Jarom Alexander broke his own school record he set at Montgomery County the previous week in the 200 meters with a 22.55.

Scoring points for Palmyra were:

Alexander, first place in the 100 meter, first place in the 200 meters and fifth place in the high jump;

Abe Haerr, first place in the 800 meters and third place in the high jump;

the first place 4 x 800 meter relay team of Haerr, Tucker Aeschliman, Brett Griesbaum and Dylan Epperson;

Aeschliman, second place in the 400 meters;

Tristen Gottman, third place in javelin, fifth place in long jump and fifth place in triple jump;

Dylan Redd, third place in pole vault;

Weston King, third place in discus;

the third place 4 x 100 meter relay team of Aeschliman, Gottman, Alexander and Nick Lickfeld;

Griesbaum, third place in the 800 meters and seventh place in the 800 meters;

the fourth place 4 x 400 meter relay team of Griesbaum, Lickfeld, Haerr and Epperson;

Lickfeld, sixth place in the 100 meter;

the eighth place 4 x 200 meter relay team of Gabe Tallman, Epperson, Landen Nieders and Noah Welty;

Michael Frankenbach, eighth place in javelin;

Also competing at the meet were Moberly, Macon, South Shelby, Father Tolton, Marceline, Putnam County, Marshall, Paris and Schuyler County.