The Boonville boys and girls track teams had plenty of positives Tuesday during the CMU Relays in Fayette.
While going up against a field 10 teams in the large class division, the Boonville boys came away with three first-place finishes while the Lady Pirates garnered a first place finish in the high jump.
In the final-team standings for the boys, Sedalia Smith-Cotton ran away with the title with 200 points. Kirksville finished second with 130 points, followed by Eldon with 127.33, St. James 81.33, Marceline 63.33, Boonville sixth 52, Moberly 23, Cole Camp 20, Smith-Cotton’s JV 4 and Green Ridge 1.
As for the first-place finishes by the Pirates, Keandre Anderson won the shot put with a toss of 45’-2”. Brandon Ford, meanwhile, captured first in his first meet back since a groin injury by winning the 100-meter dash in 10.99 seconds. Ford also ran a leg on the 4 x 200-meter relay team along with Gabe Kaiser, Adam Edler and Anthony Reasons, which finished first in a time of 1:36.33.
Boonville Pirates track coach Steve Smith said overall the kids really competed. “The 4 x 200 was a big win,” Smith said. “Skyler Blumhorst had his best 1600 in 5:25.96. Austin Wray had a 53 seconds along with freshman Trenton Johnson in 55 seconds  in the 4 x 400. Freshman Tayshawn Bledsoe had a 2:20 split in the 4 x 800.”
In the final-team standings for the girls, Smith-Cotton captured first with 186 points. Marceline finished second with 89 points, followed by Eldon with 87, Moberly 76, Kirksville 75, Cole Camp 70, St. James 69, Boonville eighth with 38, Green Ridge 3 and Smith-Cotton’s JV 0.
Boonville senior Kaleigh Schaefer had the only first-place finish for the Lady Pirates in the high jump with a personal record of 5’-0”.
Boonville girls track coach Melissa Baker said the kids had a great day at CMU.
“Kaleigh Schaefer jumped a personal record in the high jump,” Baker said. “She has been working for 5’-0” her whole track career and finally got it. That is a proud moment for the athlete and the coach. I was proud of all of the other girls. We are working on getting better each meet and looking forward to the Chillicothe Relays on Friday.”
 In addition to placing first in the high jump, Schaefer also ran a leg on the 4 x 100-meter relay team along with Allison Holem, Jalyn Schnetzler and Bre Coleman, which finished third in a time of 54.39 seconds, and placed fourth in the 200-meter dash in 28.82 seconds.
Holeman took fifth in the 100-meter dash in 18.29 seconds. Bre Coleman finished sixth in the 100-meter dash in 13.26 seconds, as did the 4 x 200-meter relay team of Holem, Schnetzler Zoe Coffelt and Madison Lenz in a time of 2:00.13. Schaefer placed seventh in the 100-meter dash in 13.28 seconds. Meanwhile, in eighth place, was Bre Coleman in the 200-meter dash in 29.32 seconds and Mackenzie Lutz in the pole vault with a vault of 7’-0”.