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PERSONAL E Y E S ON T HE P R I Z E

Running as fast as she can, sophomore Shelby Butterfield focuses on getting over her next hurdle to beat her opponents. Butterfield was successful at the state meet her freshman year placing in three events and hopes for even more medals her sophomore season.

LE AP OF FAI T H

Taking it one hurdle at a time, sophomore Katelynn Thomas jumps as fast as she can to win her race. Thomas finished in third at the home meet on April 26.

OVE R T HE B A R

After starting pole vault her freshman year, senior Rylie Oshel now contends for a top spot on varsity. At the home meet on April 26, Oshel set a personal record of 9 feet in pole vault.

LO N G J UM P

Placing track on the top of her priority list, sophomore Kiana Glenn competes in the long jump. Glenn also competes in triple jump for the Thunderbirds. PHOTOS: KIRK HOCKMAN & RYAN GOOD

BEST

LAUREL PADILLA

First 2 mile of the year: 15:46 Best 2 mile of the year: 14:02

B R I G ER M AN

First javelin throw of the year: 89ft Best javelin throw of the year: 98ft

E M I LY M E T ZGER

First 400m of the year: 1:10 Best 400m of the year: 1:08

S H E L BY B UT T ER FIEL D First long jump of the year: 17'6 Best long jump of the year: 17'11

RYLIE OSHEL

First pole vault of the year: 8ft Best pole vault of the year: 9ft

FOC USED

Getting in formation, junior Ajayla Bayless does one last crossover before releasing her javelin. "I try to beat my last throw every meet," Bayless said. "The placement doesn't matter to me but my growth does."

C HARG ING UP

After getting across the ring, senior Taegon Black loads up to launch her shot put as far as she can. At the home meet on April 26, she threw 36 ft. 2 in. to place third.

LETTING IT FLY

Throwing the distance, junior Bri German gathers her strength to pelt her javelin as far as she can. German ended up breaking her record and threw 98 ft.

DISCUS RING

In the discus ring, junior Makayla Newman practices her formation during warm ups. Throwers compete in different flights, with three opportunities to complete their best throw. PHOTOS: SHALYNN LONG & RYAN GOOD

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