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Peabody-Burns track athletes getting comfortable

Staff writer

The Peabody-Burns track teams struggled to score points at the Marion Relays Friday, but coach Brian Lightner said his athletes are better after competing.

The boys’ team scored 11 points, placing 11th out of 14 schools. Junior Edmonson set personal records in each of his four events and Cody Partridge lead the team in points with a second place finish in the high jump. Lightner said several athletes had to step in for sick teammates also.

The girls’ team did not register any points in the meet, but Carlee Wentworth, Mallory Harris, and Anna Lubbers set personal records in the javelin.

“We are continuing to improve and work hard, and that will pay off for the girls in early May,” Lightner said.

Central Christian at Buhler

The boys finished fourth out of five teams with 42 points at Buhler April 8. Most of the team’s points were scored in the jumps and relays. Being the first meet, Lightner said it was a good evening to begin figuring out what events work best for each athlete.

The girls’ scored 12 points, finishing fifth out of five teams. Mackenzie Young placed third in the 1,600-meter run and fourth in the high jump, while the 4x100 team of Wentworth, Harris, Lubbers, and Alyssa Brooks finished fourth. It was many of the girls’ first meet.

Last modified April 17, 2014

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