Land in the sand

Palmyra’s Bailey Lovelace hits the sand on a long jump attempt at Monroe City Thursday.

The PHS girls track and field team opened the season by competing in meets at Winfield and Monroe City last week.

“Coach Nicholas Koetters said the season start was okay, considering how little outside practice time the team had due to the weather.

“We didn’t get on a track of any kind until our first meet, so we are a little behind some other schools,” Koetters said. “But that being said, I am happy with what I have seen so far.  

“We have a large group of girls so we have used these first few meets just to test kids in different events and see what our team looks like.  

“We weren’t trying to go overboard on anyone’s workload or break anyone down, just test things and see what we have for the season.”

The Lady Panthers started it off with a second place finish in a field of five at the Winfield Early Invitational last Monday.

Palmyra scored 165 points to finish behind first-place Bowling Green, 196, but ahead of Winfield, 94, Louisiana, 48, Clopton, 27, and Elsberry, 14.