The Raymore-Peculiar girls’ and boys’ track and field teams both took fifth place at the Class 4, District 7 meet held May 11 at Raymore-Peculiar.
The Lady Panthers had a team score of 71 points and had one gold medalist. Morgan Smith placed first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.83 seconds and took first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.55. Smith set a new school record in the 100-meter hudles with the time.
Several other Raymore-Peculiar girls qualified for the Class 4, Sectional 4 meet slated for May 18 at Blue Springs. The top four individuals and relays from each event will compete in sectionals.
The 4x200-meter relay team of Autumn Green, Latiana Russell, Gabrielle Anderson and Smith placed third with a time of 1 minute, 46.74 seconds.
Alexis Acklin took third in the shot put with a toss of 38 feet, 1 inch.
Hailey Lueckenotto placed fourth in the high jump with a height of 4 feet, 10 inches. Anderson finished fourth in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 6 1/2 inches and Kiarrah Moore took fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 36 feet, 1 inch.
The Panthers had a team score of 62 points.
“Two of the more exciting races in the day came from distance runners Jason Fambrough and Brody Wild who both needed extraordinary finishes to scrape their way back into the top four earning qualification berths,” Raymore-Peculiar head track and field coach Jamin Swift said.
Brody Wild finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:01.56.
Steven Brown took second in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 10 inches, followed by teammate Christiopher Alleman in third with a height of 5 feet, 10 inches.
Jason Fambrough placed fourth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:28.24 and finished fourth in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:00.73.
The 4x800-meter relay team of Fambrough, Hunter Fawcett, Keaton Wasson and Wild took fourth with a time of 8:48.32.
The Belton girls’ track and field team took 11th with a team score of 11 points.
Amanda Whitney finished fourth in the discus throw with a distance of 115 feet, 11 inches.
The Belton boys’ track and field team placed 11th with a team score of 4 points but did not qualify any athletes to sectionals.