The Perry Middle School girls track teams hosted the annual Mary Waggie Relays at Kaufman Track Thursday, with the Jayettes receiving several strong efforts in their final appearance at home this season.
The meet is unscored, although ribbons are given to the top five placers in each event. The Perry seventh grade team collected ribbons in 12 different events, with the eighth grade squad receiving honors in seven disciplines.
Seventh graders Quinn Whiton and Jasmine Shriver continued providing highlights for Perry, with Whiton responsible, in whole or in part, of two wins and two third-place finishes with Shriver part of one winning relay while placing second and fifth in other events.
Whiton won the 200 in 30.08 seconds and joined Shriver, Kennedy Tunink and Yeynisy Argueta in winning the 4×400 in 4 minutes, 58.99 seconds.
Shriver had run down the lead thinclad on her anchor leg of the relay, briefly lost the lead, then regained it just before the finish line. Her effort came after she placed second in the 200 hurdles in 33.45 and fifth in the 100 hurdles in 19.63.
Whiton’s leap of 12 feet, 3-1/2 inches was third in the long jump, part of a strong field event showing by the seventh graders.
Tunink won the discus with a spin of 54’9, with Michelle Tobar fourth at 52’2-1/2 while Emma McFarland placed second in the shot put with a throw of 20’7-3/4.
Isabella Nath crossed fourth in the 1500 in 7:30.96, with Lanie Fish, Sandra Perez, Tunink and Argueta third in the distance medley in 5:43.82. Fish, Argueta, Julia Reyes and Brooklyn DeKoter were fifth in the sprint medley in 2:31.04, while the 4×200 unit of Reyes, Perez, DeKoter and Tunink were fifth in 2:20.13.
Eighth grader Rylynn Gilmore was sharp in the throwing events again for the Jayettes, winning the shot put at 27’11 and finishing third in the discus at 62 feet while teammate Sierra Shore-Newton was second in the shot put at 26’6-1/2.
Molly Lutmer placed fifth in the 200 (32.87) and 800 (3:07.72), with Beyonce Gonzalez fifth in the 400 (1:17.06) while Magley Orellana crossed fifth in the 100 hurdles (17.83).
Also earning ribbons for Perry was the 4×200 quartet of Katelyn Saldana, Narale Cerna, Myka Meri and Sophie Prombo, who crossed in 2:20.06.
Perry will finish their season May 6 when they compete in a coed meet at Van Meter.