LSE eighth graders Treveon Coleman and DJ Wesolak didn’t mind the frigid temperature Saturday during the NCMC Track Meet at Mexico.
In fact, Coleman and Wesolak thrived during the bitterly cold by capturing all four first place finishes for the Pirates.
Of course nobody had a better day than Coleman, who captured first in three events by winning the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.85 seconds, 200-meter dash in 24.99 seconds and long jump with a leap of 19’-0”.
As for Wesolak, he dominated in the shot put with a toss of 38’-11”.
The LSE boys track team also finished third overall in the final team standings with 88 points.
Hannibal captured first with 139 points. Kirksville finished second with 120, followed by Boonville, Fulton 84, Mexico 77, Moberly 72 and Bueker Middle School (Marshall) 35.
Hannibal girls also captured the team title with 148 points. Fulton finished second with 115.50 points, followed by Kirksville with 89, Moberly at 75.50, Bueker (Marshall) at 64, Mexico at 62 and Boonville at 52.
LSE track coach Morgan Sprigg said both the boys and girls did extremely well at the conference meet.
“With it being so cold, everyone competed as well as they could,” Sprigg said. “We had a lot of first places for the boys team The girls team did well and they pushed themselves to do the best they could. It was a great season for both teams and I really enjoyed coaching them. We had a lot of talent on both sides and it was fun watching them compete. We had a lot of person records set this year, which is a great feeling as a coach. I am proud of both teams and their accomplishments. I cannot wait to see what next year brings.”
The Pirates also had one second place finish as the 4 x 100-meter relay team of Travis Dell, DaWan Lomax, Colby Caton and DJ Wesolak turned in a time of 52.08 seconds.
Third place finishers were Dell in the 100-meter hurdles in 18.73 seconds and the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Jackson Johns, Luke Green, Colby Caton and Owen Armentrout in a time of 10:34.93.
Wesolak also took fourth in the 200-meter dash in 26.54 seconds. Luke Green finished fifth in both the 400-meter dash in 1:01.09 and 1600-meter run in 5:40.16.
Sixth place finishers were Trent Maxwell in the 800-meter run in 2:36.09 and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Travis Dell, Jackson Johns, Owen Armentrout and Colby Caton in 4:35.04.
Finishing seventh were Johns in the 1600-meter run in 5:44.94, Green in the 100-meter hurdles in 19.57 seconds and Dennis Swires in the discus with a toss of 90’-10”.
Eighth place finishers were Lomax in the 100-meter dash in 13.01 seconds, Conner Acton in the 800-meter run in 2:40.79 and Armentrout in the triple jump with a leap of 30’-2”.
As for the LSE girls track team, they had no first place finishes in the meet but did have one second place finish as Hope Mesik placed in the 1600-meter run in 6:36.94.
Emily Gibson took third in the 1600-meter run in a time of 6:40.53.
Fourth place finishers were Jadzia Pacenza in the 800-meter run in 3:06.50, Genae Hodge in the long jump at 13’-2”, Heather Hall in the shot put at 23’-6” and the 4 x 200-meter relay team of Madison Henderson, Genae Hodge, Chloe Ward and Katera Bonaparte in 2:08.66.
Finishing sixth were Ward in the 100-meter dash in 14.81 seconds, Mackenzee Troost in the triple jump at 26’-2”, 4 x 100-meter relay team of Madison Henderson, Chloe Ward, Kylee Johnston and Genae Hodge in 1:01.51 and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Kylee Johnston, Ella Kearns, Rayghan Skoufos and Hope Mesik in 5:19.67.
Henderson also took seventh in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 20.54 seconds.
Finishing eighth were Bonaparte in the 200-meter dash in 32.70 seconds, Skoufos in the 100-meter hurdles in 20.56 seconds, Troost in the long jump at 12’-0”, Madelyn Casey in the triple jump at 17’-0” and Anna Thompson in the discus with a throw of 48’- 1”.