By Richard Polen
Globe Sports Writer
Lamar’s boys and Pierce City’s girls took first place Thursday in the Lamar Rotary track meet.
Lamar’s boys were led by Nick Jeffries, who won the 110- and 300-meter hurdles, along with victories in all four relay events. Nolan Jeffries of Lamar won the 400.
The 4x100 relay team of Jared Beshore, Zakk Yokley, Nolan Jeffries and Cade Payne won by more than a second ahead of second-place Sarcoxie and third-place Pierce City.
Beshore, Brett McDonald, Yokley and Nick Jeffries won the 4x200 relay, and Cade Payne, Levi Peterson, Nick Jeffries and Nolan Jeffries won the 4x400 relay.
The 4x800 relay team of Josh Garfield, Zachary Ray, Landon Compton and Drew Buckner were 15 seconds ahead of second-place College Heights. Jasper was third.
“The boys team is doing a great job,” said Lamar coach Toby Luce. “There has only been one meet they haven’t won this year.”
Ryan Beaver of College Heights won the 1600 and 3200, and Cedric O’Hara of Pierce City won the 100 and 200. Shane Williams of Mount Vernon won the long jump and triple jump.
In the girls division, sophomore Makayla Borders of Sarcoxie won the 800, 1600 and 3200. Liberal’s team of Kori Dodson, Kacey Ayers, Kaycia Fry and Megan Rose won the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
Liberal won the 4x800 relay with a team of Brittany Ayers, Alexa Long, Megan Rose and Baylee Robertson. Sara Stearns of Pierce City won the shot put and discus.
Katelyn Luce of Lamar won the pole vault with a leap of 9 feet, 6 inches, then narrowly missed breaking the school record of 10 feet when she missed at 10 feet, 1 inch, Toby Luce said.
Webb City won the 4x100 and 4x200 relays and placed second in the 4x400 relay in the girls division at Willard. Webb City’s Sammi White won the long jump and was second in the triple jump.
Felicia Clark was second in the 100 and teammate Natalie Capron was third in the 1600 and fourth in the 3200. Courtney Spink was second in the shot put and discus.
Neosho’s Sydnie Lowe won the 300 hurdles and was second in the 100 hurdles. Danielle Duncan was second in the long jump.
In the boys division, Jarvis Jones of Webb City won the 100 and 200 and ran on the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
Ryan Taylor of Neosho was second in the 400 just ahead of Dalton Humphrey of Webb City, who was third. Garrett Wood of Neosho was second in the 3200.
Neosho won the 4x800 relay, placed second in the 4x400 and 4x100 and was third in the 4x200.
Webb City’s Logan Williams won the 300 hurdles and placed second in the 100 hurdles. Alex Christian was second in the long jump and triple jump, and Alec Harmell was third in the pole vault.
Tre Riggs of Commerce won the 100 and 200 and led the Tigers to fourth place in their meet Thursday.
Jared Huffman of Diamond won the 110 hurdles and was second in the 300 hurdles.
Commerce was second in the girls division. The 4x100 relay team of Delaney Ballard, Hannah Barker, Ashley Big Eagle and Haley Barker narrowly missed a meet record with their time of 51.35 seconds.
Hannah Barker, Haley Barker and Ballard — in that order — took the top three places in the 100 and 200.
Quapaw’s Caitlyn Lovell won the 400 and Jessica Staggs of Wyandotte won the long jump.