With just two state qualifiers, the Van-Far girls track and field program did manage to score five team points to finish in 41st place in the Class 1 State Championships held this past weekend in Jefferson City.
Jordan Garner led the Lady Indians by earning two top-eight finishes.
She placed fifth overall in the discus after a toss of 121’07” for a new school record and a new personal record.
“Previously she had thrown 109 feet so she threw over 12 feet further and did this in four of her throws that day,” said Van-Far head coach Kris Cross.
She also competed in the javelin event and had a PR toss of 108’4” for eighth place overall to score one team point.
“She was in the first flight for this so had to wait to see how the second flight did in order to place,” Cross noted.
“The state threw out doing finals due to the fact of the weather that day and more rain coming. A lot of the girls in the second flight really struggled so Jordan’s throw ended up earning her eighth place.”
Garner’s teammate Jayle Jennings competed in the 800 meters and finished with a new PR time of 2:36 to finish 13th place overall.
“The pace went out really fast, but Jayle worked hard to keep in striking distance and pass people in the second lap when other runners were slowing down,” Cross said of Jennings’ race.