The Perry News catches up with Perry Middle School girls track

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Myka Meri passes the baton to Carly Herrera for the final leg of the 4x100 at the Perry Middle School Coed Relays April 22.

The Perry Middle School thinclads were in action three times before hosting the Perry MS Coed Relays Friday.

The Jayettes opened their season April 12 at Carlisle, where grades 7 and 8 competed as seperate teams. Perry finished third in the seventh grade side of the meet and fifth in the eighth grade competition.

Jasmin Shriver placed first in the 100 hurdles in 20.58 seconds and first in the 200 hurdles in 33.95 while Quinn Whiton posted wins in both the 100 (15.27) and 200 (31.63), with Emma McFarland winning the shot put with a throw of 22 feet, 5 inches.

Kennedy Tunink was second in the discus with a spin of 48 feet, with the foursome of Whiton, Tunink, Shriver and Yeynisy Argueta racing to second in the 4×400 in 5 minutes, 17.77 seconds. Whiton added third-place points with a leap of 12’1 in the long jump.

Rylynn Gilmore’s 23’11 push in the shot put placed second in the grade 8 meet, with Gilmore third in the discus at 66’9-1/2. Also third were Molly Lutmer in the long jump (13’6) and Denise Mejia in the 800 (3:06.23).

The grades were divided at the April 15 Greene County girls relays as well, although team points were not kept.

Shriver won the 200 hurdles (33.63) and was third in the 100 hurdles (20.13) while Whiton was third in the long jump (12’5-1/2).

Other top three placers for the seventh graders were the winning 4×400 (5:05.07), the runner-up distance medley (5:41.4) and the third-place 4×100 (1:03.86).

The eighth grade 4×800 won in 12:34.71, with the 4×200 third in 2:11.39. Relay team members were not provided.

Perry was also in action April 19 in Stuart at the West Central Valley Girls Invitational, where the two grades competed as a single unit.

Shriver won the 200 hurdles for the third consecutive meet with a clocking of 34.17 seconds, with Jacqueline Guardado winning the 200 dash in 33.9.

Mejia ran the 1500 in 6:10.89 to place third, with Whiton third in the long jump (13’4-3/4) while Gilmore placed third in the shot put (24’1).

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