Pan­thers fin­ish se­cond at state track meet

Cecil Whig - - SPORTS - By SEAN GRO­GAN

sgro­gan@ce­cil­whig.com

— The Perr yville girls’ track and field team held first place into the fi­nal day of the 1A State Track and Field Cham­pi­onships, but was dropped from the top spot on the last day of com­pe­ti­tion.

The Pan­thers fin­ished se­cond with 98.5 points. Boons­boro won the state ti­tle with 127.

“We knew that we were go­ing to have to put to­gether our top per­for­mances to­day. We knew we were go­ing to have to de­pend on other teams, too, to tr y to dis­place some of Boons­boro’s girls in the events that we weren’t in,”

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Per­ryville coach Raissa Moore said. “Un­for­tu­nately, we didn’t have those per­for­mances that we needed to­day and Boons­boro had some bet­ter ones than we were pre­pared for.”

The Pan­thers earned 15 points in the shot put Satur­day at Mor­gan State Univer­sity, in­clud­ing 10 from sopho­more state cham­pion Jarah Ce­vis. Ce­vis threw 3711.5 to win the event. Fresh­man Emani Bell earned her team five points with a fourth- place fin­ish on a throw of 32 feet.

“We had a lot of top fin­ish­ers. We had some phe­nom­e­nal per­form­ers and there were a lot of PRs for the girls,” Moore said. “Jarah Ce­vis, she was our top fin- isher. She threw a 37- 11, win­ning the shot put by eight inches. She was ranked se­cond go­ing into that event and Emani Bell was ranked ninth or 10th go­ing into the shot put, she ended up fourth over­all. She had a big- time push, that was re­ally awe­some.”

Ce­vis also placed fourth in the dis­cus throw for five more points.

The Pan­thers had strong fin­ishes in the triple jump, pole vault and 4x200 re­lay on Thurs­day.

Per­ryville’s 4x100 re­lay team of Kate­lyn Brough­man, Chris­ten Dod­son, Jas­myn Strong and Lo­gan Ewing placed se­cond be­hind Boons­boro to se­cure eight points. Au­tumn Estep earned as many points with a se­cond- place fin­ish in the 300- me­ter hur­dles. She grabbed third in the 100- me­ter hur­dles. Brooke Doane took fourth place in the long jump on Satur­day, as did Alysa Con­way in the 400- me­ter dash.

“Au­tum Estep was se­cond in the 300 hur­dles, so we did have some good fin­ishes,” Moore said. “In some other in­stances, we just got bumped out of medal­ing po­si­tion.”

Bo­hemia Manor fin­ished 20th on the girls’ 1A side.

The Bo Manor and Perr yville boys’ teams fin­ished in a three­way tie for 14th place with Cam­bridge- South Dorch­ester with 19 points apiece.

Pan­thers se­nior Ben Kuhn placed third in the dis­cus and sopho­more Cage Jones took se­cond in pole vault.

Ea­gles ju­nior Jack Franceschina fin­ished fourth in the 1600-me­ter run.

Elk­ton’s boys’ team fin­ished 15th with 17 to­tal points in the 2A Cham­pi­onships and North East came in 30th.

In­di­ans se­nior Alec Preisch placed fourth in the dis­cus throw.

Golden Elks sopho­more Raiquon Estep fin­ished se­cond in the triple jump and fourth in the high jump.

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CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY SEAN GRO­GAN

Per­ryville se­nior Paiton Kelly placed se­cond in the girls’ pole vault dur­ing the 1A State Track and Field Cham­pi­onships at Mor­gan State Univer­sity in Bal­ti­more on Thurs­day.

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