Boonville swimmer Kassidy Monteer couldn’t have asked for a better start to the new year while competing in the Jeff City Pentathlon over the weekend.
While competing in five events, Monteer placed first overall in the 9-10 age group with a total time of 4:13.54.
With a total of 12 swimmers taking part in the pentathlon, Boonslick Heartland Aquatics Director Vanessa Dorman said the meet consisted of a 50 butterfly, 50 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, 50 freestyle and 100 I.M. with the times divided by five with the top finishers being the strongest overall. She said medalists of the pentathlon needed to be strong in each of the four strokes.
The Boonslick Heartland YMCA Blue Marlins swim team took five of the eight awards in the girls division, which Dorman stated is a very impressive haul for a small team competing in a field of over nine teams from mid-Missouri.
Teams competing in the meet along with Boonville were Mexico, Lebanon, Washington, Jefferson City, St. Charles, O’Fallon and two teams from Illinois.
As for Monteer, she finished the 50 butterfly in a time of 42.74 seconds, the 50 backstroke in 41.39 seconds, 50 breaststroke in 45.50 seconds, 50 freestyle in 34.01 seconds and 100 I.M. in 1:29.90.
Carlie Daniel also brought home some hardware after finishing second overall in the 8-and-under division. Daniel finished the meet with a overall time of 3:06.98.
Andie Prince of Mexico captured first in the girls 8-and-under division with a overall time of 3:02.38.
Boonville also had three swimmers finish third overall in their respective divisions.
Isabella Kincaid took third in the 8-and-under division with a overall time of 3:13.19, as did Elayna Kramm in the girls 9-10 division with a overall time of 4:30.78 and Bailey Magyar in the girls 15-21 division with a overall time of 7:59.63.
In the girls 15-21 division, Hannah Adank of Lebanon captured first in that division with a overall time of 7:30.13.
Finishing fourth in the meet for Boonville were Abby Trachsel in the 8-and-under division, Colby Caton in the boys 8-and-under division and Rebecca Gramlich in the 15-21 division.
Trachsel turned in a overall time of 3:16.62 in the 8-and-under division while Caton finished the boys 8-and-under division with a overall time of 2:59.80. As for Gramlich, she finished only seconds behind Magyar in the fourth spot with a overall time of 8:02.27.
Other outstanding swimmers for Boonville were Caitlyn Spoonmore with a sixth-place finish in the 15-21 division with a overall time of 8:45.65, Asher Kempf with a eighth place finish in the boys 8-and-under division with a overall time of 3:29.55, Sammy Roberts with a 10th place finish in the girls 13-14 division with a overall time of 8:14.49 and Jordan Brackman with a 20th place finish in the girls 9-10 division with a overall time of 8:40.86.
Note: Ian Williams of Lebanon captured first in the boys 8-and-under division with a overall time of 2:46.57. Meanwhile, in the girls 13-14 division, Nicole Williams of Jeff City brought home the gold with a overall time of 6:45.70.