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Different day, same results for Liberty
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For the second time in a row, the Liberty track teams earned a first and second place at their home track meet Thursday afternoon.
Hosting five other schools, the Panther boys took first place with 162 points. Wayne County managed second place with 157 points and Groves High earned third with 92 points.
The Lady Panthers finished with 126 points for second place behind Wayne County’s 148 points. Jenkins High finished in third for the girls with 75 points.
The Lady Panthers held the two top spots in the discus throw with Courtney Bennett placing first (117-feet) and JaVoni Canty placing second (115-feet, 2 inches). For the boys, Kharn Collier-Ellison placed third (92-feet, 4 inches).
The Lady Panthers also placed well in the shot put with Bennett earning first (37-feet, 7.5 inches) and Brianne Gadson earning second place (33-feet, 10 inches).
In the triple jump, Panther Christian Rivera cleared 35 feet, 8 inches for third place.
Panther Jeremy Caldwell-Fabergas took first place in the long jump (18-feet, 1 inch) and Myles Philpot placed third (17-feet, 10 inches). In the girls division Brianna Reece placed third (15-feet, 3 inches).
Fabergas and Panther Freddie McSwain tied in the high jump at 6 feet, earning first and second place, respectively. Lady Panther Asia Rankin placed third, clearing 4-feet, 4 inches.
In the boys 300 meter hurdles, Rashawn Harris placed first (42.95) and Rivera placed third (47.03).
The Liberty boys and girls 4X100-meter relay teams finished in first place, with the girls clocking in at 51.02 and the boys finishing in 44.02 seconds.
Ajiah Lewis took second place in the girls 400-meter dash (1:04.01) and in the boys division Chris Williamson placed first (51.41).
Diamond Gadson placed third in the girls 100-meter dash (12.32) and Fabergas earned a first place finish for the boys race (10.91). Khaleed Barrett placed third in the boys’ 1600 meter run (5:13.80).
Lady Panther Destiny Hall took second place in the 200-meter dash (27.73) and Philpot earned third in the boys race (23.23).
In the 4X400 meter relay, the Lady Panthers placed first, clocking in at 4:33 and the Liberty boys placed second (3:40).
Liberty will host another track meet Thursday at 4 p.m.

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