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Lady Panthers take second at Highland

The PHS girls track and field team took second place at the Jerry Ball Relays at Ewing last Tuesday.

Palmyra’s Taytum White competes in the long jump at the Jerry Ball Relays in Ewing Tuesday. (Edina Sentinel photo)

The Lady Panthers scored 109.5 points to finish just 7.5 points behind first place Hannibal and ahead of 11 other teams.

“The girls did really well,” said Coach Nicholas Koetters of the showing.

“We finished second as a team which is great considering we had half our distance squad not running, and we didn’t use either of our triple jumpers.  

“We have a few injuries here and there and wanted to let people rest a little right now.”

Individual highlights included: 

Jaynee Durst took second  in the javelin with a throw of 109 feet, 6.25 inches, just missing the school record;

Abbey Redd took second place in the pole vault tying her school record at 3.03 meters;

The 4 x 100 meter relay team of  Sophie Hoerr, Bella McBride, Mallory Sublette and Taytum White took second place with a season best time of 53.42; 

the  4 x 400 meter relay team of  Lauren Sheputis, Alaina Loman, Sublette and White took second with a season best time of 4:22.94;  

Candra King won the discus at 117 feet;

Dyoni Mundy tied for fourth in the high jump with a personal record four feet, nine  inches;

Emma Krigbaum took third in the 300 meter hurdles with a personal best 52.92 and third in the 100 meter hurdles at 18.87;

Jeorgia O’Brien took third in the 1,600 meters at 6:14.90; and fourth in the 3,200 meters at 13:25.94;

Loman took third place in the pole vault at 2.58 meters;

the 4 x 200 meter relay team of Grace Krigbaum, Sutlette, Redd and White, took third place at 1:53;

Sheputis took fourth in the 400 meters at 1:06.26 and fifth in the 800 meters at 2:44.13;

Hoerr took fifth place in the 200 meters at 28.88; and

Drew Billups took fifth in the shot put at 29.30 meters; 

“Even though we weren’t at full strength, I was impressed with how well the girls did and how hard they competed all night,” Koetters said.

The team also competed in the highly competitive 61st annual Licklider Relays in Jefferson City Saturday and placed 13th out of 18 teams which included Jefferson City, Columbia Hickman and Nixa.

Billups highlighted Palmyra’s showing by placing sixth in the pentathlon that includes the 100, 800, shot put, high jump and long jump, winning the shot put.

Also 1,600 meter medley relay team of Grace Krigbaum, White, Loman and Sheputis took second behind Nixa with a time of 4:44.41.