Allison Owings spins and is about to launch her SPVA meet record discus throw last Friday. Hers was the only new SPVA record set that day, and she bypassed a former Chase County athlete, Melanie Leibhart, who held the record since 1993. (Johnson Publications photo)

Lucy Spady gets a good hand-off to Madison Brown in the 3200 meter relay at SPVA. The team finished with the gold, as did Chase County’s other two relay teams. (Johnson Publications photo)

Mallie McNair cruises easily to first place in the SPVA meet’s 400, as teammates Jordan Jablonski and Riley Owens, at left, are en route to third and fifth place finishes. (Johnson Publications photo)

Lady Longhorns take another SPVA win

    Tuck one more SPVA Conference track championship under the belts of the Lady Longhorns.
    In another dominating performance, Chase County’s girls won the coveted title last Friday in Sutherland.
    The teams battled high wind and cool temperatures in the morning, although temperatures finally warmed up in the afternoon.
    Chase County won the title by 45.5 points, bypassing runner-up North Platte St. Pat’s.
    Along the way, the Lady Longhorns captured 11 gold medals, one of which set a new SPVA Conference meet record.
    Allison Owings threw a PR in the discus of 130’11” which was 25 feet further than the silver medalist, and set the SPVA record.
    Owings’ throw bypassed a 26-year-old meet record held by a former Lady Longhorn. Melanie Leibhart has retained the discus record since 1993 when she recorded a 129’ throw.
    Hers was the only SPVA record set this year in both the girls’ and boys’ divisions.
    Owings made it a double gold day with a first in the shot put, too, with a throw over six feet further than second.
    Two Lady Longhorns, Adelaide Maxwell and Mallie McNair each recorded four SPVA golds.
    Maxwell won the 100 and 200, while McNair took gold in the 400 and 800. Both girls also were on two first place relay teams.
    Head Coach Troy Hauxwell continues to be impressed with his sprinters, middle and distance runners. Of those six races, Chase County took gold in five, and collected the gold, silver and bronze in the 100 and 200.
    Maxwell, Taylor Williams and Kamrie Dillan combined for the top three medals in the 100 and 200.

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