The Peabody-Burns boys’ track team did not win a single event Friday at Herington, but still managed to score the most points out of any team at the meet.
There were many second-place finishes, though, by Braxton Kyle in the 110-meter hurdles and high jump, Junior Edmondson in the 400-meter dash, Cody Partridge in the 300-meter hurdles and long jump, and both the 4x800 and 4x400-meter relay teams.
Enrique Palazon set a new season-best with a 5-minute, 25-second time in the 1,600-meter run, good for third place. Kyle also finished third in the long jump as well as Andrew Wedel in shot put.
Xavier Jabary set a new personal record in the 200, finishing fourth in 24.9 seconds. Palazon was fourth in the 3,200 along with Partridge in high jump and Kevin Baatrup in triple jump.
Fifth place scores came from Patrick Egan in the 100, Jabary in the 400, Austin Reynolds in 300 hurdles, and the 4x100 relay team. Jabary came in sixth place in shot put, rounding out the team’s 99 points.
“This is a great boost to our team going into our league championship week and hopefully our confidence carries over into our next meet,” coach Brian Lightner said.
Girls score point total high
The girls’ team scored its highest point total of the season at the meet with 20 points, finishing eighth out of nine.
The 4x800 relay team of Kenzie Young, Mallory Harris, Anna Lubbers, and Nicole Sanders finished third, breaking its previous best by nearly 17 seconds. Andrea Garcia also finished third in the 100-meter hurdle race in a time of 21.6 seconds, while Harris came in fourth in the 300 hurdles in 1:03.8.
Sanders, Young, Garcia, and Lubbers placed fourth in the 4x400 relay. Other season bests included Lubbers in javelin, Lily Partridge in shot put, Sanders in discus, and the 4x100 relay.