Boonville girls finish sixth in final-team standings; boys place ninth

After two cancellations and two sets of snowfalls, the Boonville boys and girls track teams finally had what they considered a real meet yesterday while competing in the CMU invite at Fayette.
With 12 teams in the boys division and 10 in the girls, the Pirates also got a close-up look at three teams in the conference in the Kirksville Tigers, Moberly Spartans and Mexico Bulldogs.
In the final-team standings for the girls, Kirksville captured first with 120 points. Mexico finished second with 116.20 points, followed by Moberly with 84.20, Marceline at 76.50, Russellville at 73, Boonville at 57.20, St. James at 57, Westran at 46.70, Smith-Cotton at 40.20 and Cole Camp at 16.
Meanwhile, in the boys division, Smith-Cotton won the meet going away with 185.50 points. Kirksville finished second with 135.50 points, followed by Wellington-Napoleon at 99, Moberly at 66.50, Mexico at 61, Cole Camp at 36.50, Marceline at 33, St. James at 30, Boonville at 26, Fayette 13, Russellville at 12.50 and Westran at 4.50.
Boonville girls track coach Melissa Baker, who also filled in for boys coach Steve Smith, said yesterday's meet was a good first meet for the year.
"We still have a lot to improve on, but it was a solid start for the girls," Baker said. "The girls team brought home nine medals which were awarded to the top three finishers at the CMU High School Invitational. I was impressed with the hart that I saw from some of the girls when the competition was tough. I will be switching a few relays around and we will continue to work out some kinks in different events, but overall it was a good start to the 2013 track teams and I am looking forward to traveling to Chillicothe on Friday for our next track meet."
In all, the Boonville girls had two second place finishes and two thirds while the Boonville boys had one third, one fourth and one fifth place finish.
Sophomore Addyson Reardon finished second in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 17.25 seconds, while freshman Kaleigh Schaefer took second in the 100-meter dash in 12.95 seconds.
Third place finishers for Boonville were freshman Millie Moyer in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.59 seconds, Chloe Clinton in the 200-meter dash in 28.30 seconds and Nathan Jones in the triple jump at 40'-3".
Jones also took fourth in the high jump with a jump of 5'-8", while Brandon Ford placed fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 38'-4 1/2".
Finishing sixth for the Pirates were Rory Concannon in the 3200-meter run in a time of 10:54.17 and the boys 4 x 200-meter relay team in a time of 1:40.82.
Eighth place finishers for Boonville were Dakota Meyer in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 17.23 seconds and the boys 4 x 400-meter relay team in 4:01.11.
Boonville also had two ninth-place finishes. Nathan Jones took ninth in the 400-meter dash in a time of 56.83 seconds, while the boys 4 x 100-meter relay took finished ninth in a time of 48.43 seconds.
Brittany Hughes finished 10th in the 200-meter dash in a time of 30.20 seconds. Devin Ellebracht placed 11th in the 800-meter run in 2:49.25, as did Kyra Price in the 200-meter dash in 30.46 seconds and Blake Saling in the pole vault with a vault of 8'-0".
Jason Broyhill finished 12th in the 3200-meter run in a time of 11:47.95. Brittany Hughes placed 15th in the 100-meter dash while Kyra Price took 20th in the same event in 14.70 seconds.