Boonville sophomore Jalyn Schnetzler and the boys 4 x 400-meter relay team picked up first place finishes Thursday while competing in the California Open.
While competing against a field of three other teams, the Boonville boys and girls track teams both finished fourth overall.
The California boys took first in the meet with a total of 40 points while Holden finished second with 33 points, Knob Noster third with 30 points and Boonville fourth with 15 points.
Holden captured first for the girls with 33 points while California finished second with 31, Knob Noster third with 30 and Boonville fourth with 26.
Boonville Pirates track coach Steve Smith said the kids did a great job and worked really hard for the first meet. “We never really know how the kids are going to react, especially how young we are,” Smith said. “Tramell Coleman really showed what type of athlete he is, especially in the jumps. Trenton, Austin and Jacob really showed their experience, and Brandon Johnson also had a PR in the shot put, a jump of five feet.”
As for the 4 x 400 meter relay team, the team of Trenton Johnson, Nick Ferrari, Tayshawn Bledsoe and Austin Wray finished first in a time of 3:57.49.
Ferrari, Bledsoe and Wray also teamed with Skyler Blumhorst to finish second in the 4 x 800-meter relay in a time of 9:32.19.
Tramell Coleman also had a busy day, finishing second in the long jump at 20’-9 3/4”, triple jump at 40’-5”, 100-meter dash in 11.91 seconds and 200-meter dash in 24.27 seconds. Jacob Bailey also finished second and set a personal record in the discus with a toss of 125-8 1/2”. Meanwhile, in the 400 meter dash and finishing second, was Trenton Johnson in 57.45 seconds.
Austin Wray had the only third place finish for Boonville in the 800 in a time of 2:31.39.
As for the Boonville Lady Pirates track team, head coach Melissa Baker said it was a beautiful day for the first track meet of the season in California.
“We have a lot to work on, but I always look forward to the first meet to see where our kids are at,” Baker said. “Overall, I am pretty pleased with the results. Zoe Coffelt threw an outstanding Javelin throw for the first time we’ve had the event. She has only practiced four days and threw 114 feet. That set the first school record in javelin. She got second place to the Knob Noster girl, who threw 120 feet and was the state champion last year. Bre’Zahe Coleman and Jalyn Schnetzler also had a good sprint day. We still need to get in running shape and figure out top relay runners, but we will get there. Overall all of these girls had a great day.”
As for Schnetzler, the sophomore standout captured the only first place finish in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:09.91.
Coffelt, meanwhile, finished second and set the school record in the javelin with a throw of 114’-8”.  Also placing second were Lily Terrell in the long jump with a leap of 14’-7” and Bre’Zahe Coleman in the 200-meter dash in 29.13 seconds.
Third place finishers were Coleman in the 100-meter dash in 13.36 seconds, Kia Moore in the 3200-meter run in 16:16.00 and the 4 x 100-meter relay team of Coffelt, Schnetzler, Coleman and Logan Root in 56.03 seconds.
Finishing fourth were Reece Lavers in the long jump at 14’-0”, Coffelt in the 100-meter hurdles in 19.29 seconds and Schnetzler in the 100-meter dash in 13.67 seconds.
Fifth place finishers were Kali Corbitt in the 400 in 1:14.73, Coffelt in the 300 hurdles in 57.73 seconds and Lavers in the 200 in 29.79 seconds.
Sixth place finishers were Root and Terrell tied in the triple jump with a leap of 26’-3 1/2”, Kennedy Walker in the shot put with a toss of 27’-10 1/2”, Lavers in the 100 meter dash in 13.95 seconds and 300 hurdles in 58.46 seconds and Piper Philpot in the 1600 meter run in 6:49.