Perry middle school girls track visit Winterset for RRC meet

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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.

WINTERSET — The Raccoon River Conference held their girls middle school conference track meet Tuesday, with the Perry placing fourth in the seventh grade standings and eighth in the grade eight competition.

Quinn Whiton and Jasmine Shriver were key pieces for the younger Perry squad, which finished with 67 points. Whiton won the 100 dash in 14.33 seconds and was second in the 200 in 30.6 ticks while also placing second in the long jump after leaping 12 feet, 11 inches. She later joined Kennedy Tunink, Yesnisy Argueta and Shriver in winning the 4×400 in 5 minutes, 1.03 seconds.

Shriver needed just 33.5 seconds to win the 200 hurdles after finishing second in the 100 hurdles in 19.45.

Tunink used a spin of 60’7 to place third in the discus, with Isabella Nath finishing fourth in the 1500 in 7:04.16.

The grade 7 Jayettes were fifth in the distance medley in 5:42.83 and sixth in the sprint medley in 2:26.12. Lanie Fish, Sandra Perez, Tunink and Argueta competed in the former, with Fish, Argueta, Julia Reyes and Brooklyn DeKoter the foursome running the latter.

The eighth grade team scored 24 total points and were strongest in the throwing events, where Rylynn Gilmore was second in both the shot put (27’1) and discus (67’9). Sierra Shore-Newton was sixth in the shot put (25’3-1/2), with Sydney Helmers fifth in the discus (65’11).

Sandra Perez, Sophie Prombo, Beyonce Gonzalez and Narale Cerna were fifth in the 4×800 (13:05.45), with Hannah Petersen joining Gonzalez, Cerna and Prombo for sixth in the 4×400 (5:16.52) while Jacqueline Guardado, Myka Meri, Cerna and Prombo placed sixth in the 4×200 (2:16.18).

Perry also scored in the distance medley, with Aliece Fox, Carly Herrera, Guardado and Petersen racing to sixth in 5:51.79.

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