At Baxter High School a number of Perry Jayettes recorded personal best times that helped the track and field team finish seventh overall with 41.10 points at the Lady Bolts Relays.
First place went to North Polk with 107.10 points, followed by Madrid with 96.10, and Nevada with 74.10.
In fourth was Webster City with 73.10. The host finished fifth with 54, and in sixth was Northwood-Kensett with 53 .10.
The CM Spartans were eighth with 40.10, while Saydel finished ninth with 23.10. Both Pleasantville and Colfax-Mingo tied for 10th with 12 .10. Humboldt’s two points placed them last.
For the Jayettes, the April 19 relays saw the sprint and distance medley teams in the top spot.
In the sprint medley, Quinn Whiton, Isabel Saemisch, Jasmine Shriver, and Sidney Vancil ran a first place time of 2:01.25.
The distance medley team of Whiton, Shriver, Saemisch, and Vancil not only won first place but delivered a season best time of 4:42.59.
Senior Grace Stewart was the squad’s only second place finisher when she finished the 3000 run with a personal best time of 11:38.08.
The 4x200 team of Saemisch, Shriver, Whiton, Vancil garnered a season best time of 2:02.31 for third place. The same group earned another third place win in the 4x400 where they ran a 4:42.59.
Head coach Matt Hardy made the effort in mentioning two athletes who may not have recorded a top five finish, but finished with career bests.
In the discus throw, Kennedy Tunink flung her way to a measurement of 81 feet and 10 inches. Fellow launcher Bailey Piper tossed her shot put a personal best 24-00.25.
“Shot Put results are incorrect,” Hardy noted. “The person running the event recorded the foot and nearest 1/4 inch, but did not write down an actual inch. EX: 20-00.25 could be 20-09.25.”
The team is back on the track at A-D-M this Tuesday, April 24, for another varsity invitational.