Jayette thinclads pay visit to Comet Relays

Perry sophomore Breanna Penenger takes off with the baton after completing an exchange with lead runner Sid Vancil in the 4x800 at the Perry Coed Relays at Kaufman Track April 14.

ALLEMAN — The Perry girls track team competed Thursday at the Comet Relays, and while points were hard to come by, the squad managed to post six season-best times.

Host North Polk slipped past Gilbert, 170-166, for the team title. South Hamilton (78) was a distant third, with Greene County (76), ADM (49) and Perry (37) completing the list of teams in action.

Season-low times were recorded for both Mariah Duffy and Grace Stewart in the 1500, with the former fifth in 5 minutes, 29.17 seconds and the latter sixth in 5:31.6. Stewart had earlier run to second place in the 3000 in 12:12.96.

Breanna Penenger’s fourth-place time of 1:16.52 in the 400 low hurdles was a season-best, with Alejandra Rivera scoring fifth-place points in the 400 after crossing in 1:13.24.

A season-low 10:29.05 was posted by the third-place 4×800 team of Sid Vancil, Emma Olejniczak, Duffy and Penenger, with season-best times recorded by both the 4×200 (2:01.2) and sprint medley (2:08.25) teams, both of which placed fifth. The 4×800 quartet also ran the 4×200, with Olejniczak and Vancil joined by Haileigh Kenyon and Isabel Saemisch in the sprint medley.

Emma Humpal, Mariah McNamara, Chelsea Krueger and Gaby Chavez were fifth in the 4×100 (1:01.22) with Kenyon, Saemisch, Rivera and Damaris Robles fifth in the 4×400 (5:03.7) while Humpal, Robles, Saemisch and Kenyon placed fifth in the distance medley (5:24.9).

Perry will return to action Saturday at 10 a.m. when they participate in the Raccoon River Conference meet in Bondurant.


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