On Thursday night, in Reed-Custer, The Lady Reaper Trackletes knew that it would take a perfect night to pull off the upset and beat the Seneca Lady Irish who are led by Alyssa Applebee, a division-one signee with Missouri. While the Reapers had a strong showing, winning the conference championship in 6 events. They fell 17 points short to finish in 2nd place for the 4th year in a row. Seneca scored 158 points to win the title, Plano finished with 141 and Sandwich followed in third with 91.5 points. Zhate Jackson was crowned a conference champion four times winning in the 4x100 relay, 100, 200, and 400. In the 100 and 200 she avenged 2nd place finishes from the Seneca Invite to Seneca standout Aspen Studemann. Along with Jackson on the 4x100 relay team were freshman Hannah Deblois who also finished 3rd in long jump, 5th in 300 hurdles and was a part of the champion 4x200m relay team, senior captain Lizy Urbina who finished 3rd in the 100, 2nd in the 400 and was a part of the championship 4x400 relay, and Natasha Green who finished 2nd in the 200 and was a member of Plano's 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams. The Reapers championship 4x200 team included Green, Ijeoma Agomo, Deblois and Danyelle Hunt, while the 4x400 championship team consisted of Urbina, Agomo, Hunt and Green. Alexis Smith and Ijeoma Agomo finished 2nd and 3rd in the triple jump with distances of 33'4.5" and 33'1" while Smith and Hannah Deblois finished 2nd and 3rd in the long jump with marks of 15'6.5" and 15'0.5". Also with an impressive showing in the 800 was Freshman Adriana Vargas who placed 4th with a time of 2:35.06. Seedings for next Friday's Mendota sectional will be revealed Tuesday night at the coaches' meeting.
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