Boonville freshman Daylynn Baker and sophomore Tramell Coleman continue to excel despite the adverse weather conditions.
Such was the case Friday in the annual Jack McCush Relays at California as Baker garnered the highest place finish for the Lady Pirates by finishing second in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 17.02 seconds. As for Coleman, he also took second in the long jump with a leap of 20’-9”.
Boonville Pirates track coach Steve Smith said the meet was shut down after 16 events due to lightning. “I thought with the events we got in everybody battled hard despite 32 miles per hour wind and a light mist. We got it in and everybody was happy. I want to thank the California staff and administration for taking on the meet due to our facilities are under construction.”
No team scores were kept in the relays. Teams competing in the meet along with Boonville were California, Chillicothe, Father Tolton, Holden, Marshall, Mexico, Richmond, Pilot Grove and Odessa.
Only the top six finishers in individual events and top three place finishers in relays received medals.
As for other place finishers in the meet for Boonville, Coleman also took third in the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.72 seconds. Also placing third were Brandon Johnson in the shot put and discus with throws of 40’-8” and 131’-6”, respectively, and Nathan Platt with a personal record in the javelin with a throw of 116’-2”.
Coleman also took fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 39’-6 1/4”.
Finishing fifth were Jacob Bailey in the discus with a season best throw of 130’-2” and Christian Kosnopfal in the javelin with a throw of 111’-5”.
Smith said even though the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Skyler Blumhorst, Nick Ferrari, Charlie Pumel and Hayden Potter didn’t place, they run a season best time of 9:42.70.
As for the Boonville girls track team, Jodie Bass finished third in the high jump at 4’-6” and then ran a leg on the 4 x 100-meter relay team along with Baker, Reese Lavers and Jalyn Schnetzler, which finished third in 54.63 seconds.
Bass also took fourth in the 100-meter dash in 13.82 seconds and ran a leg on the 4 x 200-meter relay team along with Baker, Lavers and Schnetzler, which placed fourth in 1:59.50. Molly Amos also took fourth with a personal best in the 800-meter run in 2:51.83.
In eighth place was Lily Terrell with a personal best in the javelin at 85’-4” and Schnetzler in the 400 in 1:15.31.
Boonville track coach Melissa Baker said the weather was not ideal running, throwing or jumping conditions, but despite the rain and wind they still had three athletes run or throw season best performances. “This weather was a true test for our kids, and they all warmed up and gave each race everything they had despite the wind pushing them on the back stretch or the rain soaking them completely.”