A sixth-place finish at their latest track and field event may not have been what the Jayettes were after, but the squad did put up some solid performances.
Their 50 points at the April 2 GHS Lindsey Ellingson Coed HS Invitational hosted by Gilbert doesn’t translate what the Jayettes accomplished on Tuesday.
Despite the low point total, the squad both individually and as a team recorded some impressive wins and several top-five finishes.
Both junior Rylynn Gilmore and freshman Jaylene Karolus notched first place wins. Gilmore snagged the top spot when she completed a shot put throw of 30-04.25. She also finished fourth in the discus event when her toss measured 83-07.
Karolus had another impressive showing, according to head coach Matt Hardy. She took first place in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 11:40. After that, she recorded a third place win with a time of 2:38.29 in the 800-meter run.
Jayette sophomore Quinn Whiton got into the mix with a fourth place win when, in the 100-meter dash, she recorded a time of 14.28.
The final accolade belonged to the girls distance medley team. Sophomores Kennedy Tunink, Sandra Perez and Cindy Truong, along with Alyssa Grow, finished fifth with a time of 5:10.84.
As a school, the host Tigers took first place with 212 points. Roland Story was second with 133, followed by Ballard with 106 points. South Hamilton (88), Saydel (56) finished fourth and fifth. In last place was Des Moines Christian (40).
On April 4, the Jayettes travel to Woodward for another coed invite that will be hosted by the Hawks.