Prep Boys Track

Palmyra wins two sectional events ahead of state

Posted: May. 19, 2019 12:10 am

MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. -- The Palmyra boys track and field team won the 4x400- and 4x800-meter relays in Saturday's Class 3 Sectional 2 meet Saturday afternoon.

The team of Tucker Aeschliman, Abe Haerr, Jarom Alexander and Brett Griesbaum won the 4x400 in 3 minutes, 31 seconds. Haerr, Aeschliman, Griesbaum and Mason Roberts won the 4x800.

Alexander also qualified for next weekend's Class 3 state meet at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City, Mo., in the 100, 200 and 400 races.

Griesbaum advanced in the 1,600.

On the girls side, Jansen Juette qualified in the triple jump after posting a personal record of 33 feet, 1 inch.

Lydia Althoff advanced in the discus at 105-0. Emma Wittler became Palmyra's first pole vaulter to qualify for state after advancing at 9-6.