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The Lady Panthers 4x800 meter relay team — Nikki Hill, Sierra Martinez, Kirsten Arvin and Jenna Richmond — won first place with a time of 13:32.6 in the Henry County track meet April 17. Overall, the girls finished in sixth place, while the boys finished in seventh place.
Head coach Joe Creager said several players set new personal bests or season bests, despite not finishing as high as the team is used to seeing.
Richmond improved her 800 meter time by two seconds (2:55.3) in her bid to break the school record, while Cheyenne Long set a new personal record in the shot put and placed 5th in the event. The 4x100 meter relay team — Kirsten Arvin, Stevie Ogburn, Abby Miracle and Mallory Bickers — placed 5th and notched a new season-best time of 1:00.3.
For the Panthers, Devin Gray finished in third in the 800 and 1600 meter runs and shaved two seconds off of his personal best in the 1600 meter run in his goal of breaking the school record by state. Malachi Corbin improved his discus score by over 20 feet, scoring a throw of 32-11.00.
Girls 4x800 meter relay, 1st place; Kirsten Arvin, 2nd place in pole vault; girls 4x100 meter relay, 5th place; Mary Hill, 5th place in high jump; Cheyenne Long, 5th place in shot put and 10th place in discus; Raenah Hawkins, 6th place in discus; Jessie Smith, 7th place in long jump; Taylor Baker, 8th place in long jump; Nicole States, 9th place in shot put and 9th place in discus; Jenna Richmond, 10th in 800 meter run; and Stevie Ogburn, 10th in 100 meter dash.
Devin Gray, 3rd place in 800 meter run and 3rd place in 1600 meter run; Tre Burgin, 5th place in pole vault; Austin Blankenship, 7th place in pole vault; and Junior Martinez, 6th place in discus.