Smith earns gold

syeagle@demo-mo.comMay 31, 2013 

The Raymore-Peculiar girls’ track and field team placed 13th in the Class 4 state championships May 23-24 at Lincoln University, Jefferson City.

The Lady Panthers had 17 team points and brought home one gold medal.

Junior Morgan Smith finished first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.72 seconds, a new school record. Smith also took third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.9.

The 4x200-meter relay team of freshman Autumn Green, junior Latiana Russell, junior Gabrielle Anderson and Smith placed eighth with a time of 1 minute, 46.05 seconds.

The Raymore-Peculiar boys’ track and field team did not have a team score, but senior Steven Brown took ninth in the high jump with a height of 6 feet, 2 inches. Junior teammate Christopher Alleman finished 11th with a height of feet, 2 inches.

Senior Brody Wild placed ninth in the 800-meter run preliminaries with a time of 1:56.46.

The Pleasant HIll boys’ track and field team tied for 36th in the Class 3 state meet with a team score of 5 points.

Junior John Berry took fourth in the shot put with a distance of 55 feet, 5 inches.

Senior Jacob Randle placed 10th in the 800-meter run preliminaries with a time of 1:58.62.

The Pleasant Hill girls tied for 58th with a team score of 1 point.

Junior Heather Hughes took eighth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.74. Sophomore Courtney Bakken took 14th in the 3,200-meter run wit a time of 12:08.26.

The Harrisonville boys did not have a team score.

Junior Matt Prindle finished 10th in the 200-meter dash preliminaries with a time of 22.99 and 13th in the 100-meter dash preliminaries with a time of 11.61.

The 4x100-meter relay team of senior Tyler Bundt, senior Walter Eastwood, freshman Wyatt Schenker and Prindle took 12th in the preliminaries with a time of 44.37.

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