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Panthers finish fourth at Jerry Ball Relays

The PHS boys track and field team finished in fourth place at the Jerry Ball Relays in Ewing last Tuesday.

Palmyra’s Connor Bross hands off to Abe Haerr during the 4 x 800 meter relay at Highland, Tuesday. (Edina Sentinel photo)

The Panthers scored 80.5 points to finish behind only Hannibal (149.5), Monroe City (147) and Bowling Green (118), but ahead of Highland (76), Knox County (59.5), Scotland County (35.5), Mark Twain (33), Clark County (18), Liberty (14.5) and Canton (5.5).

Placing in the top five for Palmyra were:

Weston King, first place in the shot put at 13.74 meters and first place in the discus at 45.92 meters;

Abe Haerr, first place in the high jump at 1.78 meters and second place in the long jump at 5.75 meters;

the third place 4 x 400 meter relay team of Hayes Miller, Carson Hicks, Gideon Bogue and Haerr at 3:43.64;

Miller, fourth place in the 200 meters at 23.95 and fifth place in the 100 meters at 11.76;

Josh Lickfeld, fourth place in the shot put at 11.65 meters and fifth place in the discus at 37.80 meters; and

the fifth place 4 x 800 meter relay team of Hicks, Caleb Juette, Connor Bross and Haerr at 9:21.24.

The team also competed at the highly competitive 61st annual Licklider Relays in Jefferson City, placing 15th out of 19 teams including Jefferson City, Columbia Hickman, Helias Catholic, Poplar Bluff and Nixa.

Haerr highlighted Palmyra’s showing by winning the pentathalon which includes the 100 and 800 meters along with the long jump, high jump and shot put.

Haerr did it by winning the 800 meters and taking second  in the shot put and high jump and third in the long jump, beating out athletes from Nixa, Harrisburg, South Callaway, Francis Howell, Southern Boone Hickman, Helas Catholiic, Liberty (Wentzville) East St. Louis Capital City and Jefferson City.