The Boonville Pirates track team battled more than just the wind and rain Tuesday during the annual California Relays.
Although the final-team standings had Boonville finishing third with 121.5 points, head coach Steve Smith said that number was actually higher at 136.5 points.
“I was real happy how the kids responded to the weather,” Smith said. “The 4 x 800-meter relay kids got the team fired up after winning the first race and it carried on throughout the meet. The sprint relays won both their races and Rory had another great day winning all three of the races he was in. Rory also broke the meet record in the 3200, which was held by Jason Thurman of Boonville with a time of 10:46.07.”
Concannon won the 1600 and 3200-meter run in times of 5:00.47 and 10.46.07, respectively. He also ran a leg on the 4 x 800-meter relay team along with Austin Wray, Anthony Reasons and Brian Hagen, which placed first in 9:23.33.
Nathan Jones won the triple jump with a leap of 41’-0” while Austin Hinkle and Brandon Ford tied for first in the 100-meter dash in 11.53 seconds. Hinkle also took first in the 200 in 23.52 seconds, as did the 4 x 100-meter relay team of Ford, Hinkle, Ezra Perry and Kenan Johnson in 46.03 seconds and the 4 x 200-meter relay team of Ford, Hinkle, Jones and Johnson in 1:37.58.
Ford also took second in the 200 in 23.57 seconds, as did Grady Kay in the discus at 118’-6” and Austin Wray in the 800 in 2:17.97.
Nolan Murray finished third in the shot put with a toss of 39’-5 1/2”, as did the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Johnson, Jones, Wray and Dakota Meyer in 4:01.57.  Meyer also took fourth in the 300 hurdles in 44.67 seconds.
As for the Boonville Lady Pirates track team, they finished sixth overall with 85 points.
Boonville girls track coach Melissa Baker said the California Invitational was a smaller meet and that was good for the girls. “I don’t have enough girls to have athletes in each event, but we placed high in most of the events we competed in.”
The Lady Pirates had a total of three first-place finishes in the invitational.
Kaleigh Schaefer took first in the high jump at 4’-10”, as did Addy Reardon in the 100 hurdles in 16.82 seconds and the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Devin Ellebracht, Hannah Spaedy, Grace Schupp and Madolyn Stodgel in 13:06.
Second place finishers were Ellebracht in the 800 in 2:48.74, Olivia Imhoff in the 300 hurdles in 51.31 seconds, Sarah Ellebracht in the pole vault at 8’-0”, and the 4 x 200 of Reardon, Imhoff, D. Ellebracht and Michelle Surratt in 1:59.44.
The 4 x 100-meter relay team of Reardon, Surratt, Imhoff and Schaefer also took third in 54.91 seconds.
Surratt finished fourth in the triple jump at 30’-11”.
Sixth place finishers were Grace Schupp in the 1600 in 7:19.09, Hannah Spaedy in the 800 in 3:19 and Michelle Surratt in the long jump at 14’-3”.