Pekin Hosts, and Win, Lady Horton Relays

Pekin’s Kayse Miller bends over the high bar for a first place finish
Sean Strohmayer
The News-Review

PACKWOOD—On April 11, the Pekin Panthers hosted the Lady Horton Relays with Keota and English Valleys in attendance. The Panthers took home first place with an aggregate score of 134. English Valleys placed fifth with a score of 69, while Keota finished sixth with a total score of 23.

For the Panther relays, they took home first place in three events: the 4x400, the 4x800 and the distance medley.

For the Panther’s individual athletes, Kayse Miller secured another first place finish in the high jump. Her highest jump was recorded at 5-02.00.

In the shot put event, Anna Hadley secured second place with a longest throw recorded at 37-03. She also placed fourth in the discus event with a longest throw of 92-11.

Brinley Phillips placed third in the 3000 meter run with a final time of 13:42.03. Phillips also placed fourth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:27.30.

In the 100 meter hurdles, Reese Brisby breezed to a second place finish with a time of 18.24, while Abby Guise was right behind in third with a time of 19.22.

Lauren Steigleder took home the silver in the 1500 meter run with a final time of 6:22.22.

In the 200 meter dash, Audrey Fariss secured a second place finish with a time of 29.54.

For the Keota Eagles, Izzi Chalupa secured a bronze finish in the long jump event with a longest jump recorded at 14-04.50.

Kimberly Clarahan placed fifth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 19.51, while Grace Conger was right behind in sixth with a time of 19.92.

In the 200 meter dash, Olivia Lyle secured a bronze with a time of 30.22. Emily Moeller also placed seventh with a time of 31.19.

Lyle also placed 10th in the 100 meter dash with Izzi Chalupa right behind her in 11th.

For the English Valleys relay teams, they secured top three finishes in four events: second in 4x400, second in 4x800, second in 4x200 and third in the 4x100.

For the individuals,  Kennedy Axmear took home the gold in the discus and shot put events.

In the 100 meter dash, Ava Gerhking bolted to a second place finish with a time of 13.12. In the same event, Delaney Hall secured fifth place with a final time of 13.95.




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