On Tuesday evening, the Jennings County High School girls track and field team competed at Bloomington High School North in IHSAA Regional 7. The Lady Panthers had six girls competing in a total of four events, and ended with two overall points at the regional event.
The night started off with the 4x800 relay, where the Jennings County team placed eleventh overall. Competing in the event were Elizabeth Wahlman, Sarah Poole, Halle Franks, and Grace Gambrel. The team came across the line in 10:56.73, which was over 20 seconds faster than their seed time.
Next up for the Lady Panthers were the field events, with the only JC member competing was MaKenna Maschino. Maschino started with the discus, and broke her personal best throw twice with her best being a 112’ 8”, a huge improvement from her seed throw of 96’ 8”. Maschino placed seventh in the event and scored the lone two points for the Lady Panthers. Maschino’s luck ran out when it came to the shot put however, as she threw a best throw of 34’ 6 3/4” and placed 10th.
The last Lady Panther event of the evening was the 300 meter hurdles, where senior Brantley Wathen was the competitor for Jennings County. After an early stumble in the event, Wathen didn’t give up, and placed 16th in the event with a time of 52.64.
Just like that, the season has wrapped up for Lady Panther track and field. Congratulations on a great season, and look for a full season recap in a future edition of the Plain Dealer and Sun.