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PHS boys compete at home, Winfield

The PHS boys track and field team began the season at home and in Winfield last week.

Palmyra’s Weston King throws the shot put during the inaugural home meet Friday. The senior would take first in both the shot put and discus.

The Panthers won six events during the inaugural home track meet, Friday.

Winning events were:

Weston King with a throw of 44 feet, 6.25 inches in the shot put and a throw of 155 feet, 4.25 inches in the discus;

Abe Haerr, with a time of 2:07.21 in the 800 meters and a leap of five feet, 10.75 inches in the high hump;

Hayes Miller with a time of 24.04 in the 200 meters;

the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Miller, Carson Hicks, Christian Johnson and Haerr with a time of 3:51.89.

Josh Lickfeld made it 1-2 in the shot and discus with second place throws of 38 feet, 4.6 inches and 121 feet, 7.5 inches respectively. 

Palmyra’s Christian Johnson (above) hands the baton off during the 4 x 800 meter relay Friday to Abe Haerr who finished the race..

Palmyra’s launches the javelin during Friday’s home track and field meet.

The Panthers opened the season by placing third out of seven teams at the Winfield Invitational last Monday.



Palmyra scored 104 points to finish behind only Winfield (156) and Bowling Green (139) but ahead of the St. Louis Knights (94), Louisiana (92), Clopton (27) and Elsberry (20).

Placing in the top five for Palmyra were:

Haerr, first place in the 800 meters at 2:07.40  and second place in the high jump at 1.87 meters;

the first-place 4 x 800 meter relay team of Johnson, Hicks, Caleb Juette and Haerr at 9:32.71;

Lickfeld, second place in the shot put at 11.44 meters and second place in the discus at 34.17 meters;

the second-place 4 x 400 meter relay team of Johnson, Hicks, Gideon Bogue and Haerr at 3:54.54;

Hicks, third place in the high jump at 1.67 meters;

Bogue, third place in the 400 meters at 58.90;

Juette, third place in the 3,200 meters at 11:59.77;

Johnson, fourth place in the long jump at 5.30 meters; and

Noah Getz, fourth place in the discus at 25.86 meters.