The Van-Far Junior High track and field team broke school records after competing in two meets last week at Hannibal and Montgomery County.
On March 26, Lathyn McMorris broke the school record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:24.14. The old record was 2:25.
McMorris then teamed with Parker Wallace, Josh Hodde, and Jacob Garner to help the 4×400-meter relay team beat a school record with a time of 4:15.27. The old record was 4:39.
Hodde and Garner both tied for first place in the high jump after clearing 4’10”. Hodde won the triple jump with a leap of 33’7”.
Trey Miller took second in the long jump after leaping 13’8.5”.
Alex Flowers was second in the discus after his throw of 84’.
McMorris also won the 1,600 meters at 5:06.14, only one second from the school record. There were several fourth, fifth, and sixth place finishes but Hannibal only sent top three results in each event.
The Lady Indians were led by Jayle Jennings’ first in the 800 meters at 2:53.98 and the 1,600 meters at 6:18.27.
Jordan Garner took first in the high jump after clearing 4’5”. she also took second in 100 at 13.69 seconds and the 200 at 29.97 seconds.
In the meet at Montgomery County, there were seven schools in attendance.
The 4×400 relay team lowered their school record to 4:10, finishing first. The same runners were on the team as before.
McMorris again won both the 800 and 1,600 meters.
Tyler Robinson placed fifth in both the 800 and 1,600 meters.
Hodde won the triple jump with a leap of 34’.5”. He also took sixth in the high jump with Jacob Garner right behind in seventh place.
Miller was sixth in the long jump. Wallace ran an impressive 400 meters and took second.
For the girls, Jennings again won the 800 and 1,600 with Taryn Adam also finishing seventh in the 800. Jordan Garner was first in the 200 meters, second in the 100, and second in the high jump.