The LSE Pirates Track Team had a good showing last week while competing in the Smith-Cotton Relays in Sedalia.
While the Pirates finished fourth overall and the girls 11th, LSE track coach Morgan Sprigg said  the boys really stepped it up and finished strong.
“We had a few personal records set by the boys, which is awesome,” Sprigg said. “Our girls did not do too bad as well. They worked hard and that is all that matters. We fundamentally are getting better every day and that is what I am looking for. I am proud of both teams and their accomplishments.”
In the final team standings for the boys, Thomas Jefferson out of Jefferson City captured first with 137.5 points.
Gentry Middle School finished second with 88 points, followed by Smith-Cotton at 77.5, LSE at 75, Oakland at 54, Bueker at 41, Morgan County at 36, Stover at 29, Cole Camp at 26, Smithton at 24.5, Hermitage at 18.5, Green Ridge at 8, Sacred Heart at 6, Smithton at 2 and Sherwood at 1.
Thomas Jefferson girls also finished first with 184.5 points. Gentry finished second at 105, followed by Oakland at 73, Tipton at 56, Smith-Cotton at 48, Sherwood at 27, Morgan County at 25, Bueker at 20.5, Otterville 16, Smithton 14, LSE 13, Hermitage and Cole Camp 11, Smithton 9, Stover 5 and Green Ridge with 3 points.
For the LSE boys track team, Treveon Coleman had three first place finishes by winning the 100-meter dash in 11.40 seconds, 200-meter dash in 23.17 seconds and long jump with a leap of 20’-8 1/2”. Coleman also ran a leg on the 4 x 200-meter relay team along with Colby Caton, Travis Dell and DJ Wesolak, which finished first in a time of 1:42.73. Wesolak also took first in the shot put with a toss of 42’-1”.
Finishing second for the Pirates were Owen Armentrout in the triple jump with a leap of 34’-8” and the 4 x 100-meter relay team of Brennen Rowe, Wesolak, DaWan Lomax and Dell in a time  53.15 seconds.
Finishing third was the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Caton, Dell, Jackson Johns and Armentrout in a time of 10:45.05.
Sixth place finishers were the 4 x 100-meter relay team of Dell, Wesolak, Rowe and Armentrout in a time of 53.03 seconds and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Caton, Armentrout, Dell and Johns in 4:24.36.
Caton also finished seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 33’-4” while Johns placed eighth in the 1600-meter run in 5:38.12.
As for the LSE girls track team, they had no first, second, third, fourth or fifth place finishes in the meet.
Finishing sixth for the Lady Pirates was the 4 x 100-meter relay team of Genae Hodge, Kylee Johnston, Chloe Ward and Madison Henderson in a time of 59.57 seconds.
Seventh place finishers were Gibson in the 1600-meter run in a time of 6:45.06 and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Ella Kearns, Hope Mesik, Rayghan Skoufos and Madison Henderson in 6:45.06.
Eighth place finishers were Mesik in the 1600-meter run in 6:49.40 and Mackenzee Troost in both the long jump at 13’-6” and triple jump at 28’-9”.