Boonville freshman Daylynn Baker continues to make a name for herself in the hurdles.
While competing in the Osage Relays on Tuesday, Baker captured the only first place finish for either the boys or girls team in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 17.04 seconds.
In the final team standings for the girls, Eldon captured first with 129.5 points. Centralia finished second with 117 points, followed by Osage with 103.5, Versailles 67, Fulton 61, Mexico 58.5, California 51, Cole Camp 48, St. James 43.5, Warsaw 26, Boonville 11th with 25 and Hallsville with 10 points.
Boonville Lady Pirates track coach Melissa Baker said she was happy to see sunshine and warmer weather. “Lily Terrell had an impressive 16 foot improvement in the javelin, which will make her very competitive at upcoming meets and conference,” Baker said. “Her next goal is to break over 100 feet. Daylynn ran a solid hurdle race for a freshman. I’m looking forward to her continuing growth on attacking the hurdles to help get her time to a sub 16. It was good to see some conference schools that we will be competing against next year. We definitely have our work cut out in the new conference as well.”
In addition to Baker’s feat in the hurdles, Terrell also had two outstanding performances by finishing sixth in the pole vault with a vault of 8’-6” and seventh in the javelin with a throw of 99’-0”.
Freshman Jodie Bass also took seventh in the 100-meter dash in a time of 14.04 seconds, as did Jalyn Schnetzler in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:09.14. Meanwhile in the 4 x 100-meter relay and placing seventh in a time of 54.84 seconds was the team Bass, Baker and Schnetzler and Reese Lavers.
Schnetzler also scored points by placing eighth in the 100-meter dash in a time of 14.14 seconds.
As for the Boonville boys, they also had several place finishers in the top eight.
In the final team standings for the boys, St. James finished first with 125 points. Mexico placed second with 100 points, followed by Centralia with 89, California 73, Osage 71, Versailles 67.5, Fulton and Hallsville 52.5, Warsaw 47, Boonville 38 and Cole Camp 25.5.
Boonville Pirates track coach Steve Smith said it was the best night of the year for the kids to compete down at the lake.
“We really had a mixed bag of results,” Smith said. “We had some good and some not so good. I am really seeing growth from Hayden Potter, the kids that run our relays in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 800. We were missing Charlie (Pumel) tonight because of illness in the 4 x 800 and Brayden McFarland stepped in and the relay just missed a season best. Tramell Coleman had a good 100 race but needs to improve on his jump and I think he would tell you that. Marcus Clayton, a sophomore, is competing in both hurdle events and showing good signs. Christian Kosnopfal just missed breaking his school record in the javelin. I know Brandon Johnson and Jacob Bailey did have their best days but are working hard and distances will be improving. It was the toughest meet to date so we will grow from it and get better.”
While the Pirates had no first or second place finishes in the meet, sophomore Tramell Coleman had two third place finishes in the long jump with a leap of 20’-3 1/2” and 100-meter dash in 11.60 seconds.
Jacob Bailey also took third in the discus with a throw of 127’-0”.
Christian Kosnopfal placed fourth in the javelin with a throw of 124’-8”. Brandon Johnson finished fifth in the discus at 124’-9” and sixth in the shot put with a throw of 40’-4”. The 4 x 400-meter relay team of Skyler Blumhorst, Nick Ferrari, Anthony Black and Hayden Potter also placed sixth with a season best time of 3:50.46.
Seventh place finishers were the 4 x 100-meter relay team of Marcus Clayton, Potter, Black and Coleman with a season best time of 47.62 seconds and the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Blumhorst, Ferrari, Potter and Brayden McFarland in a time of 9:40.85.