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The PHS girls track and field team won the Gerald Mansfield Invitational meet in Macon Tuesday and dominated the Becky Thatcher Relays in Hannibal Friday.
The Lady Panthers earned 99.33 points to beat out a field that included Monroe City (74), Kirksville (72), Moberly (49), Brookfield (47.33), Marceline (47), Macon (40), Father Tolton Regional Catholic (38.50), Schuyler County (35.5), South Shelby (34), Salisbury (33.33) and Putnam County (17).
“The girls ran amazing,” said Coach Nicholas Koetters. “We came in just wanting to still test some kids and see where we were at, and they lit it up out there on the track.
“I was so happy with how they did. The best part was they all had to run from the slow heats, because I screwed up and didn’t even put in times for them, and they all just competed and did awesome.”
Palmyra took first in three events including the 4 x 100 meter relay, the discus and pole vault, where Abbey Redd set a new school record at 3.2 meters.
“Candra King was about 6 feet off the school record in the discus as well tonight,” Koetters said, referring to King’s first-place toss of 36.41 meters.
The four relay teams all scored points, finishing in the top three.
“I could brag about a lot of what they did,” Koetters said. “It was a huge team effort.”
Scoring points for Palmyra were:
King, first place in the discus and second place in the shot put at 10.70 meters;
Redd, first place in the pole vault and fourth place in the 100 meters at 13.70;
Sophie Hoerr, second place in the 200 meters at 28.31;
the first place 4 x 100 meter relay team of Hoerr, Mallory Sublette, Bella McBride and Taytum White at 53.79;
Laurin Sheputis, second place in the 400 meters at 1:04.15;
the second place 4 x 200 meter relay team of Grace Krigbaum, Dyoni Mundy, Hoerr and White at 1:53.96;
the second place 4 x 400 meter relay team of Sheputis, Sublette, Alaina Loman and White at 4:23.77;
McBride, third place in the 100 meters at 13.60 and fourth place in the high jump at 1.44 meters;
Loman, third place in the pole vault at 2.59 meters and fifth place in the 400 meters at 1:07.09;
the third place 4 x 800 meter relay team of Sheputis, Bella Perkins, Jeorgia O’Brien and Audrey Noland at 10:55.55; and
Noland, fifth place in the 800 meters at 2:44.44.
Palmyra won nine events in their division, including two of the four relays and five of the seven field events Friday at the Becky Thatcher Relays.
Placing in the top five for Palmyra were:
Taytum White, first place in the 100 meters at 13.64; first place in the long jump at 15 feet, 3.25 inches; and second place in the 200 meters at 27.8;
Candra King, first place in the shot put at 33 feet, two inches and first place in the discus at 119 feet, one inch;
Laurin Sheputis, first place in the 400 meters at 1:04.43 and third place in the 800 meters at 2:45.93;
Abbey Redd, first place in the pole vault at nine feet, 11.25 inches;
Mallory Sublette, first place in the triple jump at 34 feet, 9.75 inches;
the first-place 4 x 100 meter relay team of Sophie Hoerr, Redd, Bella McBride and Sublette at 52.65;
the first-place 4 x 400 meter relay team of Sheputis, Sublette, Audrey Noland and White at 4:25.27;
Hoerr, second place in the 100 meters at 13.76;
the second-place 4 x 800 meter relay team of Bella Perkins, Noland, Alaina Loman, and Lydia Szarka at 11:14.94;
Loman, second place in the pole vault at eight feet, 5.5 inches and third place in the 400 meters at 1:05.99;
Grace Krigbaum, third place in the javelin at 97 feet, 10 inches;
Ava Weiman, fourth place in the 3,200 meters at 17:06.11;
Chloe Hicks, fourth place in the high jump at four feet, 7.5 inches and fifth place in the triple jump at 29 feet, 1.25 inches;
the fourth-place 4 x 200 meter relay team of Krigbaum, McBride, Dyoni Mundy and Sublette at 1:54.47; and
McBride, fifth place in the long jump at 14 feet, 9.75 inches.
Districts at Monroe City
The PHS track teams will compete in the Class 2, District 4 meet May 8 and hosted this year by Monroe City.
Also competing in the district are Brookfield, Clark County, Louisiana, Marceline, Mark Twain, Milan, Monroe City, Putnam County, Salisbury, South Shelby, Van-Far and Westran.