Acey Jellison breaks her own school record in the high jump event

Seymour junior clears bar at 5 feet, 2 inches

Acey Jellison soars over the bar to break the school record in high jump. / Photo by Jason W. Selby

On Thurs., April 5, the Seymour track teams finally got their seasons started at the Centerville meet. The Warriorettes finished in 6th place with 58.5 points, while the Warriors placed seventh.

The highlight of the evening was junior Acey Jellison breaking her own school high jump record at 5 feet, 2 inches to finish 2nd.

Teammate Shanay Sloan placed 5th with a jump of 4 feet, 8 inches.

“I thought the meet went well for the girls,” said head track coach Paul Hinners. “We haven’t had much outside work, so I was pleased with the way we ran.

“I was glad Acey broke her record and I think she can break it again.”

Not to be outdone, big sister Payton Jellison finished 1st in the shot put with a throw of 31 feet, 3 inches. Ali Enright placed 2nd at 28 feet, 1 inch. Enright also placed 6th in the discus with a throw of 78 feet, 11 inches.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Hannah Hinners placed 4th in 17.79 and Sloan 5th in 17.95. Hinners also finished 5th in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:18.80.

In the 100-meter dash, freshman Natalee Watters finished 6th in 14.40.

In the 4×100 meter relay, the team of Morgan Keller, Deona Hook, Gracie Hinners and Watters placed 5th in 59.40. In the 4×400, the team of Hannah Hinners, Paige Hackathorn, Sloan and Acey Jellison placed 3rd in 4:50.62. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Sloan, Nadia Howell, Acey Jellison and Hannah Hinners finished 3rd in 1:19.23.

The 800-meter sprint medley team of Watters, Gracie Hinners, Keller and Hackathorn placed 4th in 2:13.48. The 1,600-meter distance medley team of Keller, Howell, Hackathorn and Acey Jellison finished 4th in 5:02.13.

On the boys’ side, in the 400-meter dash, Noah Wells finished 3rd in 56.49. The 4×400 team of Wells, Dillon Brist, Hunter Parham and Preston Lawson placed 6th in 4:19.98.

On Thurs., April 12, the boys travel to Osceola, while the girls run at Leon.