Lady Panthers win Jerry Ball Relays at Ewing, break two school records in process
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The PHS girls track and field team topped a 14-team field at the Jerry Ball Relays hosted by Highland High School last Tuesday.
The Lady Panthers piled up 162.5 points too easily out-pace second-place Hannibal, 134.
Also competing were Clark County, 122.5, South Shelby, 65, Highland, 63.5, Mark Twain, 45, Marion County, 36, North Shelby, 29, Knox County, 27, Liberty (Ill.) 21, Scotland County 12.56, Canton, eight, Menden-Unity, five, and Central Camp Point, four.
Palmyra won all four relays and three individual events to help dominate the meet.
In addition, two athletes set new school records.
King broke a 13-year-old record in the discus with a first-place toss of 133 feet, 9 inches, bettering Dimonique McGruder’s 2009 record throw of 125 feet, seven inches.
Also, Durst set a new school javeline standard with a fifth-place throw of 110 feet, 7.5 inches, topping Lexi Arch’s record of 109 feet, 10 inches set three years ago.
Placing in the top eight for Palmyra were:
King, first place in the discus with a new school record 133 feet, 8 inches and first place in the shot put at 36 feet, 8.5 inches;
Loman, first place in the pole vault at 10 feet;
The first place 4 x 100 meter relay team of Redd, White, McBride and Juette, at 53.38;
the first place 4 x 200 meter relay team of Redd, Compton, Loman and White at 1:56.09;
the first place 4 x 400 meter relay team of Sheputis, Loman, Compton and White at 4:27.96;
the first place 4 x 800 meter relay team of O’Brien, Noland, Loman and Sheputis, at 11:09.50;
Tenlee Voss, second place in the 300 meter hurdles at 52.31, and second place in the long jump at 14.07 meters; and third place in the 100 meter hurdles at 17.87;
Juette, second place in the 100 meters at 13.78 and second place in the triple jump at 33 feet, 1.75 inches;
Compton second place in the 100 meter hurdles at 17.20 and second place in the 400 meters at 1:05.14;
Sheputis, second place in the 800 meters at 2:37.00;
Redd, second place in the pole vault at nine feet, 6.25 inches;
Durst, fourth place in the shot put at 31 feet, 7.5 inches; tied for fourth place in the javelin with a new school record of 110 feet, 7.25 inches; and eighth place in the 400 meters at 1:11.96;
White fifth place in the 200 meters at 28.84;
O’Brien, fifth place in the 1600 meters at 6:22.74;
McBride, seventh place in the 100 meters at 14.26 and eighth place in the long jump at 13 feet, 7.5 inches; and
Hicks, eighth place in the high jump at four feet, 5.25 inches.
The Lady Panthers made their mark at the LickLider Invitational meet in Jefferson City Friday.
Placing in the top five were:
Jansen Juette, first place in the women’s pentathlon including second in the 100 meters, third in the 800 meters, third in the long jump, second in the shot put and tied for second in the high jump;
Candra King, first place in the shot put and second place in the discus;
Abbey Redd, tied for first place in the pole vault;
Jeorgia O’Brien, third place in the 1,600 meters;
Alaina Loman, fourth place in the pole vault;
Chloe Hicks, tied for fifth place in the high jump;
The fifth place 4 x 100 meter relay team of Redd, Loman, Bella McBride and Sydney Compton;
the fifth place 4 x 200 meter relay team of Redd, Loman, Compton and Taytum White; and
The fifth place 4 x 800 meter relay team of O’Brien, Aly Noland, Mallory Sublette and Laurin Sheputis.
2022 PHS Track
& Field Schedule
3/21 at Winfield Invite. 4 p.m.
3/25 Palmyra Dual 4 p.m.
3/29 at QHS 4 p.m.
4/5 at C.C. Invite3:30 p.m.
4/8 vs. multple 4 p.m.
4/12 at High. Relays 3 p.m.
4/15 at Jeff. City 10 a.m.
4/22 at Brookfield 10 a.m.
4/25 at MC Invite. 3 p.m.
4/26 at Macon 2:30 p.m.
4/29 at Han. Relays 3:30 p.m.
5/2 at C.C. 3:30 p.m.