The boys and girls track teams competed this weekend in the Eastern Relays. The boys brought home their second trophy of the season with another total team effort. The girls team placed 4th in the meet but were only 4 points out of 2nd place.
The boy’s team depth showed as the won 7 out of 8 relays. Overall the boys team placed 1st in 11 of 15 events and scored 2 people in the top 6 in all 15 events. The boys team scored 164, Pioneer was second with 99 followed by Eastern 97, Southern Wells 60, Blackford 28, Cowan 3.
Winning individual events for the Panthers were Zach Reid(pole vault), Blayne Altum(high jump), Dean Breedlove(110 hurdles), and Channing Cook(1600M run). Cook and Breedlove ran career best times in winning their events.
The Panthers led the meet off with the team of Cole Kennedy, Michael Neideck, JD Kay, and Brett Holder winning the 4x800m relay. The team of Peyton Watson, Keaton Cooper, Davon Wallace, and Logan Gunning won the 4x100m relay. The distance medley team of Ethan Cramer, Kennedy, Neideck, and Connor White also placed 1st. The shuttle hurdle relay was won by Graham Johnson, Gunning, Justin Singer, and Breedlove. The 4x400m relay was won by a team of Johnson, Cramer, Saxon Malonek, and Ethan Keller. The final relay was the coed 4x200m. Cole Keasling, Singer, Marissa Gunning, and Kelsie Seymoure brought home a victory in that event.
The girls team showed much improvement from the week before placing fourth. Pioneer won the meet with 138 followed by Southern Wells 86, Eastern 86, Eastbrook 82, Blackford 43, and Cowan 20.
Wins for the Lady Panthers came from the Coed relay team and the shuttle hurdle team. Audrey Altum, Jordan Trout, Ashlyn Standfest, and Kylie Standfest were a part of the victorious hurdle team.
The track teams will next be in action on Tuesday at Mississinewa and Friday at Oak Hill in the Grant 4.