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The PHS girls track and field team came home from Jefferson City Saturday with a fourth place state trophy.
The Lady Panthers, behind medal performances by Candra King, Abbey Redd, Alaina Loman and Chloe Hicks, scored 35 team points to finish behind first place Lutheran St. Charles (51), Eldon (37) and Centralia (36), Saturday at the MSHSAA Class 3 Track & Field Championships.
Meanwhile, two members of the boys team, Evan Pennewell and Carson Hicks, medaled at state.
The Lady Panthers were lead by Candra King who won state titles in both the shot put and discus.
King heaved the shot 44 feet, eight inches to beat her second place competitor, Isabella Renfro, of Seneca, by almost five feet.
King also dominated the discus, notching a throw of 131 feet, one inch, to top her closest competitor, Andrea Korte, of Bowling Green, by six and a half feet.
Meanwhile, the Lady Panther pole vault duo of Redd and Loman, took second and fourth place respectively. Redd cleared 10 feet, nine inches to finish behind Osage’s Madison Kessler, while Loman cleared 10 feet, 6.25 inches.
Chloe Hicks took seventh place in the high jump with a leap of five feet, one inch.
The girls 4 x 200 meter relay team of Tenlee Voss, Bella McBride, Loman and Taytum White finished 10th in the preliminaries, falling short of reaching the finals.
Voss also competed in the 100 meter hurdles but finished 10th in preliminaries, falling short of the finals.
Pennewell finished fifth in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 12 feet, 11.5 inches.
Carson Hicks finished sixth in the high jump, clearing the bar at six feet, two inches.
Bowling Green dominated the boys team competition, scoring 74.5 points, well ahead of East Newton with 37 points.