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Pahranagat Valley Boys Track Team – 2017 NIAA 1A Academic Champs

hranagat Valley High School track team wrote the final chapter of their 2017 season last weekend at the state meet in Henderson.

Athletes competed well at the two-day event, with many surpassing their own personal records. Additionally, the Panther boys were given the 1A Academic Award for having the highest average GPA. The NIAA considers this state academic championship award equal to the athletic championship award.

For the competition, on the girls side, senior Jessica Harrington placed seventh in the 400 meters and had a PR time of 1 minute 11.72 seconds. She also finished seventh in the 200 with a time of 30.72 seconds, another PR. She was eighth in the long jump with a distance of 12 feet 4.5 inches, and she finished eighth in the 100 meters, finishing the race in 14.54 seconds.

Freshman McKenzie Poulson was fourth in the long jump with a distance of 14-02.25. She finished fifth in the 110 meter hurdles and had a person record time of 19.58. She got seventh in the 100 meters (14.45) and fifth in the triple jump (29-01.50).

For the boys, Sophomore Garrett Bowen finished third in the 800 meters with a PR time of 2:10.55.

The boys 4×800 meter relay team of Bowen, Danny Heredia, Isbiel Riera and Austin Mathews got fifth in the 4×800 meter relay, finishing in 9:31.63. The same group finished sixth in the 4×400 with a PR time of 3:56.97.

Simon Hrmo, William Meldrum, Logan Lee and Riera got eighth in the 4×200, finishing in 1:54.77.