The Jayettes recorded ten of teams’ 14 total top three finishes at this season’s track and field varsity invitational.


As a team the ladies finished fourth overall with 81 points. The Bluejays’ 45 points placed them on sixth place, but they managed to record four top three places at the home event on April 12.


Individually, both Grace Stewart and Reece Dunlap earned first place in their respective events. Stewart ran a 11:46.76 in the 3,000 while Dunlap captured his win the 100 dash with a time of 11.60.


As a unit the Jayettes’ squad of Vancil, Quinn Whiton, Jasmine Shriver, and Isabel Saemisch took the top spot in the 800-medley relay with a time of 1:59.20.


The duo of Vancil and Stewart also claimed second place. Vancil for her performance of 1:05.26 in the 400 and then 2:29.62 in the 800.


Stewart nabbed her win in the 1500-meter run when she finished with a time of 5:36.21.


In second place for the Bluejays was the 800-medley team of Justin Stammer, Kato Dougan, Kaleb Olejniczak and Brandon Kenyon. They ran a personal best time of 1:39.54.


The Jayettes also saw themselves in the second place circle when the 4x400 team of Saemisch, Vancil, Shriver and Whiton ran a 4:42.91. Joining them in that circle was the distance squad who ran a 4:55.13.


Two male teams, the 4x800 and distance, finished in third place. For the former, Eduardo Sanchez, Carlos Vargas, Hayden McFarland and Miguel Constanza ran a personal best of 10.01.77.


The distance team of Tyler Fessler, Olejniczak, Kenyon, and Zachary Thompson, also recorded a personal best time of 3:53.67


For the Jayettes, the 4x800 team of Jaqueline Guardado, Julissa Calderon, Cindy Troung, and Joanna Rodriguez finished third with a 13:46.56.


The final third place finishes belonged to Shriver for her personal best time of 29.42 in the 200 dash, and Whiton’s 1:11.49 in the 400 dash. It was also a personal best.


For the boys’ teams, first through third place went to Ottumwa (156), Norwalk (130), and Boone (117). Kuemper Catholic (70) and Carroll (62) finished fourth and fifth.


On the girls’ end, North Polk (174), Greene County (127), and Webster City (85) placed one, two and three. In fifth and sixth were Roland Story (68) and Winterset (40).