Though the Van-Far Lady Indians track and field team failed to score any team points in the Class 1 State Championships, the athletes gained valuable experience that could carry over into another successful season in 2018.
Jayle Jennings competed in two events at the state meet. She had her best time of the year in the 1,600 meters as she finished in 11th place with a time of 5:53.06.
Jennings also placed 14th in the 3,200 meters with a solid time of 13:46.71.
In the discus event, Jordan Garner’s toss of 97’03” gave her 14th place. This was her best mark for the season.
Meanwhile, teammate Makayla McAfee had to battle through a nagging foot injury and finished 16th in the 300-meter hurdles as she failed to advance past the preliminary round. She finished her race in 53.14 seconds.
“It was really nice to see Jayle and Jordan finish their season with their best times and throws of the year,” said Van-Far head coach Kris Cross. “Makayla had a foot bugging her for the last three weeks so it became more of an issue this week and ended up causing her too much pain to have a great race at state. For all of the girls, it’s outstanding that they had the opportunity to make it to state and I expect (they) will do even better next year.”