On April 29th and April 30th, the JCAA High School Conference Track Meet took place, and the Jefferson R-7 Blue JaysVarsity Boys and Girls Track teams fared quite well.
Chase Politte finished third in the 300m Hurdles with a time of 45.20. He also took seventh in the High Jump, clearing 5’03.75″.
The Jefferson 4x100m Relay team came in sixth with a time of 47.17, while the 4x200m Relay team took fifth with a time of 1:40.49.
With a time of 3:43.40, the 4x400m Relay team took fourth place. Head Coach Justin Horn noted, “Our boys 4×400 Relay team also had a very big performance setting a new school record time and finishing in fourth place.”
Will Breeze took eighth in the Long Jump, leaping 17’11.75”. He also took seventh in the Triple Jump with a distance of 37’03.25”.
Konner Armstrong took eighth in the Discus, with a throw of 118’04”. He also took fourth in the Shot Put with a throw of 44’00.25”. Then Drew Breeze took eighth in the Javelin with a distance of 131’01.25”.
On the girls side there were several big performances as well.
Kiersten Vandeven took seventh in the the 200m Dash with a time of 29.23.
In the 100m Hurdles, Kyla Allen took eighth with a time of 19.68.
The 4x100m Relay team turned in a sixth place performance with a time of 54.48.
The 4x200m Relay team took seventh with a time of 1:57.87.
Coming in fifth, the 4x400m Relay team ran a time of 4:38.20.
The 4x800m Relay squad, with a time of 11:46.88, came in fifth as well.
In the High Jump, Allen won the gold, clearing 5’01.75”. Laney Smith took third with a height of 4’11.75”.
In the Long Jump, coming in third and fourth, were Reagan Kennedy and Smith. Kennedy jumped 15’09” and Smith jumped 15’08.50”.
Smith excelled again in the Triple Jump, winning the event with a distance of 34’00.25”. Kennedy took seventh with a distance of 31’04”.
Maddie Edmond took fifth in the Pole Vault with a height of 7’05.75”.
One incredible performance came from Catryn Cattoor. She won the Discus with a throw of 120’08”. She also won the Shot Put with a throw of 35’06.50”. Horn mentioned, “Cattoor took first place in Shot Put and first place in Discus while increasing the school record.”
Allison Campbell took seventh in the Javelin with a distance of 94’09.75”.
Horn summed it up, and said, “Overall it was two very solid nights from our kids at Conference, and most importantly we are continuing to peak at the right time of the season as we look ahead to Districts this coming Saturday in Dexter, MO.”
The Blue Jays are tuned up and raring to go, and look to turn in some more great performances this Saturday, May 8th in the District Track Meet.