Boonville freshman Tramell Coleman didn’t jump his best last Friday during the Don Dobson Invitational in Fulton. But it was good enough as Coleman captured first in the triple jump with a leap of 37’-4” for the Pirates track team.
While competing against a field of five other teams, the Boonville boys track team finished fifth overall with 65 points while the Lady Pirates placed sixth with 50 points.
Boonville Pirates track coach Steve Smith said it was a cold wet meet and the kids showed up ready to compete. “Tramell and Austin Wray continue to be our main point scorers, as they both had a good day,” Smith said. “Brandon Johnson is finding his discus throw and set a personal record of 115’-0”. I can’t say enough for our main core group of runners as they have stayed healthy and competed in 3-4 running events all season.”
In the final team standings, the Fulton boys captured first with 175 points. Father Tolton finished second with 143 points, followed by Moberly at 117, Fatima at 92, Boonville at 65 and Mexico at 58.
As for other place finishers in the meet for Boonville, Coleman also took second in the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.17 seconds while Austin Wray placed second in the 800 in a time of 2:14.83.
Third place finishers were Coleman in the long jump with a leap of 19’-5” and the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Wray, Skyler Blumhorst, Nick Ferrari and Tayshawn Bledsoe in 9:25.67.
Finishing fourth for the Pirates were the 4 x 100-meter relay team of Zayne Mesik, Kris Ueligger, Christian Thomas and Garrett Coffey in 56.96 seconds, the 4 x 200-meter relay team of Ferrari, Wray, Blumhorst and Coleman in 1:41.19, and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Mesik, Bledsoe, Ueligger and Blumhorst in 4:07.10.
Junior Jacob Bailey finished fifth in the discus with a toss of 120’-8”.
Seventh place finishers were Ferrari in the 1600 in 5:24.95, Wray in the 200 in 25.85 seconds and Brandon Johnson in both the shot put and discus with throws of 33’-1/2” and 115’-5”, respectively.
As for the final-team standings for the girls, Moberly captured first with 170 points. Father Tolton finished second with 162 points, followed by Fatima at 141, Mexico at 75, Fulton at 64 and Boonville at 50.
Boonville Lady Pirates track coach Melissa Baker said with all of the rain on Friday they were lucky to get this meet in.
“The girls did not have any personal best,” Baker said. “The weather was cold and rainy, but it was still good for the girls to get their work done and compete in their events. Our meets in May are the ones that we want to peak at such as conference, districts, sectionals and state. We have work to do this week to make sure we are ready for conference on Friday.”
The Lady Pirates had no first place finishes in the meet but did have one second place finish as Bre Coleman took second in the 100-meter dash in a time of 13.64 seconds.
Coleman also ran a leg on the 4 x 100-meter relay team along with Zoe Coffelt, Jayln Schnetzler and Lily Terrell, which finished fifth in a time of 56.34 seconds.
Terrell also placed fifth on the pole vault with a vault of 7’-6”, as did Annabel Carter in the 300-meter hurdles in 54.94 seconds.
Sixth place finishers for the Lady Pirates were Coleman in the 200-meter dash in 29.44 seconds, Emily Painter in the pole vault at 7’-0” and Kia Moore in the 1600-meter run in 7:07.
Finishing eighth were Terrell in the triple jump at 28’-1” and Coffelt in the shot put with a toss of 25’-4”.