Boonville’s Brandon Johnson and Tramell Coleman were a great one-two punch for the Pirates Friday during the annual Don Dobson Invitational at Fulton.
While competing against a field of six other teams, Johnson and Coleman both brought home gold medals by placing first in the discus and 100-meter dash, respectively. Johnson won the discus with a throw of 128’-4” while Coleman set a PR in the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.58 seconds.
Boonville Pirates track coach Steve Smith said this was the teams highest point meet of the years. “Brandon had a good day in the discus and his shot put throws are starting to come back,” Smith said. “As far as Tramell, I thought he ran a nice 100. He just needs to get his jumps down in the next-two weeks in the long and triple jump. I also thought Hayden Potter ran a good race in the 400 and seems to be getting stronger.”
In the final-team standings for the boys, Fulton captured first with 158 points. Moberly finished second with 134, followed by Father Tolton at 120, Boonville at 97.5, Mexico at 57 and Elsberry at 13.
Johnson also took second in the shot put with a toss of 43’-11 1/2”, as did Charlie Pumel in the 3200-meter run in 11:31.45, Hayden Potter in the 400 with a new PR in 54.81 seconds and the 4 x 100-meter relay team of Potter, Coleman, Anthony Black and Nick Ferrari in 48 seconds.
While medaling the top three finishers in individual events and relays, Coleman also took third in the long jump with a leap of 18’-3 1/4”.  The 4 x 800-meter relay team of Skyler Blumhorst, Ferrari, Pumel and Potter also placed fourth in a time of 9:24.51, as did Christian Kosnopfal in the javelin with a throw of 119’-2”.
Finishing fourth for Boonville was Coleman in the triple jump at 37’-2” and Jacob Bailey in the discus at 107’-9”.
Black took fifth in the pole vault at 8’-0”, as did Jason Waller in the 300 hurdles in 52.27 seconds and the 4 x 200-meter relay team of Black, Waller, Christian Thomas and Kristopher Ueligger in a time of 1:50.20.
Black, Blumhorst, Potter and Ferrari also ran legs in the 4 x 400-meter relay to finish sixth overall in 3:54.88.
Garrett Coffey placed seventh and set a new PR in the javelin with a throw of 104’-3” while Blumhorst finished eighth in the 1600 in a time of 5:31.01.
As for the Boonville girls, they had no first place finishes in the meet but did have three second place finishers and two third place finishers.
Boonville girls track coach Melissa Baker said Fulton was another great meet for the girls. “Several of the girls are continuing to improve or perform close to their personal best times or marks,” Baker said. “I’m looking forward to a great week of practice before our conference meet on Friday.”
Finishing second for Boonville was the 4 x 100-meter relay team of Jodie Bass, Daylynn Baker, Reese Lavers and Jalyn Schnetzler in a time of 53.73 seconds. Baker also took second in the 100 hurdles in 17.22 seconds, as did Lily Terrell in the javelin at 97’-11”.
Third place finishers were Bass in the 100 in 13.18 seconds and Baker in the 300 hurdles in 52.47 seconds.
Placing fourth were Molly Amos in the 800 in 2:44.46, Schnetzler in the 100 in 13.29 seconds and the 4 x 200-meter relay team of Bass, Baker, Lavers and Schnetzler in 1:58.72.
Terrell also took fifth in the pole vault at 8’-0” along with the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Amos, Kali Corbitt, Ashlyn Ayers and Sabriya Baskett in 12:54.25.
Sixth place finishers were Kyleigh Skoufos in the pole vault at 7’-0” and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Amos, Corbitt, Lavers and Brooke Eichelberger in 5:00.30.
Finishing eighth were Corbitt in the 800 in 2:56.75 and Bass in the 200 in 29.74 seconds.