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Rangerettes start season in style at Harrisburg

 
Staff Report
updated: 5/4/2021 4:46 PM

The Benton girls' track and field team kicked off its season last week, placing second at the Harrisburg Open, scoring 83 points and coming away with a handful of first place finishes.
Peyton Tieffel was a double winner in the 800, coming in at 2:39.5 and was a part of the 4x400 team that also included Mia Wills, a double winner as well, as she won the 400 meters in 65.2. Wills placed fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 29-6.5
Laindree Richardson and Kylie Cockrum each had a couple of personal records as Richardson scored a PR in the shot put (30-9) and the discus (79-7). Cockrum had a PR in the shot put (28-11) and the discus (76-10).
Jacey Eubanks "came out of retirement," according to head coach Andy Sloan to place second in the 800, crossing the line at 2:46.8 and was part of the winning 4x400 as well.
Third place finishes went to Blakely Johnson (Triple Jump, 29-11); Bryli Minor (100 High Hurdles, 19.6); and the 4x100 relay team of Wills, Johnson, Eubanks and Tieffel, who finished with a time of 56.9.
Hailey Wallace placed fourth in both the 1600 meter run (6:32.9) and the 3200 meter run (14:39), while the 4x200 meter relay team of Hill, Frailey, Minor and Richardson turned in a time of 2:09.9 for fifth place.
Brooklyn Frailey was sixth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 15.1, while she finished eighth in the 200 meter dash, crossing the line at 32.4.
Chloe Hill was ninth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 15.6 and turned in a time of 34.4 in the 200 meter dash.
"It was a nice first meet for our 10 competitors," Sloan said. "We are really think, but I thought we competed hard and got some much needed experience. The first meet in nearly 700 days felt good."