For the first meet of the 2018 season, the LSE Pirates track team received exemplary marks by garnering seven first place finishes in the Blair Oaks Track Meet.
While competing against a field of eight boys teams and nine girls teams, LSE track coach Morgan Sprigg said as a team the Pirates did not do too bad at all.
“The boys did extremely well with blowing all the other teams out of the water,” Sprigg said. “I was very impressed with their running and jumping ability. I knew with their records from last year, the boys wouldn’t have any problem. I thought the girls did good with this being the first meet. We had a lot of new girls that have never run before step up and do their part. This next week we as a team are going to work on filling all of the open slots for the next meet, which is in Eldon on April 5th.”
In the final team standings for the boys, Boonville captured first with 138 points. South Callaway finished second with 107 points, followed by Blair Oaks with 92, Warsaw 69.50, unattached 67, New Bloomfield 43, Fatima 34.50, Iberia 21 and Kingdom Christian Academy 4 points.
As for the final team standings for the girls, South Callaway recorded 111 points. Blair Oaks finished second with 110, followed by unattached with 91, Warsaw 65.50, Iberia 54, New Bloomfield 46.50, Fatima 46 and Boonville with 38.
As for the first place finishes for Boonville, Treveon Coleman had a banner day by recording first in three individual events and then running a leg on the 4 x 200-meter relay team, which also took first. In the individual events, Coleman finished first in the long jump at 18’-7 3/4”, first in the 100-meter dash in 12.55 seconds and first in the 200-meter dash in 24.66 seconds. On the 4 x 200-meter relay team along with Coleman, which took first in 1:45.15, were DJ Wesolak, DaWan Lomax and Travis Dell.
Wesolak also finished first in the shot put with a toss of 42’-3”  while Luke Green placed first in the 1600-meter run in a time of 5:31.35. Owen Armentrout also finished first in the triple jump with a leap of 32’-2 1/4”.
The LSE Pirates also had a number of second place finishes. Wesolak placed second in the 200-meter dash in a time of 26.44 and then ran a leg on the 4 x 100-meter relay team along with DaWan Lomax, Brennan Rowe and Michael DeLeon, which also took second in a time of 54.43 seconds.
Third place finishers for LSE were Lomax in the 100-meter dash in 13.33 seconds, Green in the 100-meter hurdles in 19.66 seconds, Dell in the shot put with a toss of 32’-7” and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Colby Caton, Conner Acton, Jackson Johns and Colby Caton in a time of 4:37.87.
Finishing fourth for the Pirates were Green in the 400-meter dash in 1:03.25 and Caton in the long jump with a leap of 14’-11 3/4”.
Johns placed fifth in both the 800-meter run in 2:37.29 and 1600-meter run in 5:46.40. Caton finished sixth in the triple jump at 31’-2 1/4” and seventh in the 200-meter dash in 28.05 seconds. Johns, meanwhile, placed eighth in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 20.93 seconds.
For the LSE Lady Pirates, they had no first or second place finishes in the meet but did garner a pair of third place finishers. Heather Hall took third in the shot put with a toss of 30’-11” while the 4 x 200-meter relay team of Lexi Maddex, Chloe Ward, Genae Hodge and Madison Henderson placed third in a time of 2:04.86.
Maddex also finished fourth in the long jump with a jump of 12’-8” and then ran a leg on the 4 x 100 meter relay team along with Chloe Ward, Genae Hodge and Madison in a time of 58.98 seconds.
Fifth place finishers were Hodge in the 100-meter dash in 15.13 seconds and Maddex in the 200-meter dash in 29.96 seconds.
Finishing sixth were Henderson in the 100-meter hurdles in 21.05 seconds and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Ella Kearns, Kylee Johnston, Rayghan Skoufos and Hope Mesik in 5:41.16. Meanwhile, in eighth place, was Ward in the 100-meter dash in 15.33 seconds and Mesik in the 1600-meter run in a time of 6:36.04.