Despite some career and season best times, Perry’s track and field teams couldn’t produce the necessary point totals to claim any of the top spots.
On Monday at this season’s relays hosted by Greene County High School, both the Jayettes and Bluejays scored just 43 and 37 points respectively.
The Perry girls’ team finished in sixth place while fellow visitors the A-D-M Tigers finished in first with 147 points.
In second place was the Boone Toreadors with 103 points followed by the South Tama Trojans with 99. The Carroll Tigers took fourth with 81 and the host Rams finished fifth with 71.
Seventh place went to the Kuemper Catholic Knights with 37 and finishing last was East Sac Raiders with nine points.
Almost mimicking the Jayettes afternoon were the Bluejays who ended the day’s’ overall competition in eighth place.
It was the Toreadors who claimed the top prize with 132 points. In second were the Tigers’ 110 points and in third place was the AC/GC Chargers with 81.
The Knights took fourth place with 76 points, the Raiders were fifth with 61 and host Greene County came in sixth with 50. Saydel Eagles bested Perry by two points for seventh place.
As you can see from the results it was hard to put together a lineup with eight runners out for a variety of reasons,” Ben Coy Bluejays head coach said. “With that being said Reece Dunlap and Adan Medina both ran season best times in the 400. The 1600 Medley ran a season best time as well.”
Dunlap nabbed first place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.07 while Medina followed close behind in second place with a 53.02
The 1600 medley team of Medina, Rashon Ivory, Nic Fellom and Alexis Garrido scored second place with a 3:38.17.
For the Jayettes, three performances stood out above the rest, according to Matt Hardy, Jayette head coach.
Grace Stewart and the 4x200 medley team recorded season best times. Sidney Vancil achieved a career best time in the 800.
Stewart came in first place in the 3000 with a 12:19.64. The 4x200 team of Alejandra Rivera, Isabel Saemisch, Damaris Robles and Rachel Kinney finished fifth with a time of 2:03.02. In the 800, Vancil’s time of 2:30.42 earned her second place.
The two teams look to add some more personal bests when they travel to Newton on April 20, for another co-ed invitational.