Sophomore Zoe Coffelt finishes fourth in the javelin

The annual Richmond Hoot Middleton Invitational was the perfect starting point for what will be a busy week for the Boonville Pirates track team.
With the annual Jack McCush Relays on Thursday at the BHS Sports Complex, the Pirates turned it up a gear or two at Richmond with 12 place finishes in the top eight spots.
In the final-team standings for the boys, Chillicothe captured first with 120 points. Odessa finished second with 103, followed by Lawson at 88, Oak Grove and Richmond 87, Carrollton 71, Lexington 50, Holden 41, Boonville eighth with 30, Knob Noster 29 and Lafayette County 27.
In the final team standings for the girls, Holden captured the team title with 113 points, followed by Lawson with 98, Chillicothe 88, Lafayette County 82, Odessa 77, Richmond 76, Oak Grove 65, Knob noster 59, Lexington 37, Carrollton 22 and Boonville 16.
As for place finishers for the Boonville boys, freshman Tramell Coleman finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 39’-5”, fifth in the long jump at 18’-7 1/2” and eighth in the 100 in 12.20 seconds. Coleman also ran a leg on the 4 x 400-meter relay team along with Trenton Johnson, Austin Wray and Nick Ferrari, which finished fifth in 3:47.
The 4 x 800-meter relay team of Wray, Ferrari and Johnson and Tayshawn Bledsoe placed third in a time of 9:08.11.
Wray also took fourth in the 400-meter dash in a time of 54.10 seconds, while Jacob Bailey finished sixth in the discus with a toss of 119’-9”.
“I thought the boys overall had a pretty good day,” said Boonville boys track coach Steve Smith. “The 4 x 800 team dropped 20 seconds of their time and the 4 x 400 team also had a good run but need to find a way to drop about six more seconds.”
As for the Lady Pirates, Zoe Coffelt finished fourth in the javelin with a toss of 107’-4” as did Bre’Zahe Coleman in the 100-meter dash in 13.63 seconds.
Freshman Lily Terrell finished sixth in the pole vault at 8’-6”. Coleman also took seventh in the 200-meter dash in 28.44 seconds. Meanwhile, in eighth place for the Lady Pirates were Jalyn Schnetzler in the 400 in 1:07.73 and Annabel Carter in the 300 hurdles in 54.64 seconds.
Lady Pirates track coach Melissa Baker said the Hoot Middle Track Meet was a great meet for the girls. “Almost every girl had a season best in their event,” Baker said. “The weather was perfect and these girls were ready to compete.”