Track teams at T-town
TEUTOPOLIS — The Paris boys and girls track team ventured to Teutopolis Saturday (March 31)to participate in a 10-team meet. Both teams placing ninth overall.
The boys finished with 30 points, and the winner Charleston totaled 106, and the girls tabbed 34 points, with Effingham taking their bracket with a total of 126.
Paris girls coach Stasi Myers liked the effort in blustery conditions.
“It was a miserably cold and rainy Saturday, but the girls still pulled off some impressive performances,” said Myers.
Grace Joseph set a season best in the 300-meter hurdles of 57.88, and placed sixth as well in the 100-meter hurdles at 19:00. In other individual events, Sarah Isaf was sixth in the 800 meters at 2:46.83, and Hailey Underwood was seventh in the 3,200 at 14:31.32.
The girls had a good showing in the relays, with a sixth place in the 4x800 at 12:09.04 and fifth in the 4x100 at 56.97. The foursome of Calista Winninger, Maggie York, Hannah Emberton and McKayla Watson finished fourth in both the 4x200 and 4x400 with times of 2:03.54 and 4:51.91.
In the field events, Brooklyn Westerfield set a personnel record of 4-8 in the high jump, good for fourth. Emma Pinkston threw 97-10 to place fifth in discus for her first high school track meet, while Payton Block and Sarah Wells came in third and fourth in pole vault with eight-foot vaults.
The boys posted these numbers: Alan Millis fourth in the 400 meters at 2:13.37 and sixth in the 1,600 meters at 5:21.44 and Gage Comstock fourth in the 200 meters at 26.82. The only field event placement was DJ Fessant, with a strong second place finish in the long jump at 19-2.25.
The boys showed well in the relays with the team of Comstock, Alex Brock, Parker Gann, and Coy Landrum placing fourth at 47.39 seconds in the 4x100.
Brock, Gann, Fessant, and Colby Kindred were third in the 4x200 at 1:40.23.
The team of Landrum, Fessant, Gann and Millis placed third in the 4x400 relay as well, with a time of 3:48.99.