It was a good day for the Boonville Lady Pirates track team while competing in the NCMC Track Meet at Mexico
While literally coming out of nowhere in the 4 x 100-meter relay, the Lady Pirates knocked off the No. 1 seed to garner first overall.
But it wasn’t just the 4 x 100 team of Jodi Bass, Daylynn Baker, Reese Lavers and Jalyn Schnetzler that captured first in a time of 52.7. By the way the school record in the 4 x 100 for the girls is 52.2.
The Lady Pirates also captured first in two other events, with Daylynn Baker winning the 100 hurdles in 17.06 seconds and Lily Terrell placing first in the javelin with a throw of 102’-1”.
In the final team standings for the girls, Hannibal captured first with 154 points. Mexico finished second with 126 points, followed by Kirksville at 124, Moberly at 115, Boonville fifth at 76, Fulton at 69 and Marshall at 64.
Only the top three finishers in field events and relays received medals while points were awarded for the top eight finishers.
Boonville track coach Melissa Baker said she couldn’t be anymore proud of the girls.
“All season these girls have worked hard in practice and meets,” Baker said. “We talked all week about peaking at this conference meet, and that is just what they did. We have a tough conference and to have three conference wins and six all-conference performances is outstanding. The 4 x 100 relay team ran a smooth and fast race. When the girls saw their time they were ecstatic. They want that school record and are so close. Daylynn and Lily both had great performances, too. For those two being so young it is exciting to know that they will continue to improve in these events that they are finding their niche in. It was a great day to be a Lady Pirates at the NCMC conference track meet. I am proud of our fifth place finish overall in the NCMC conference. We just don’t have the numbers some of those bigger schools with more track athletes, and our girls represented the Lady Pirates well.”
Bass also took third in the high jump at 4’-8”, as did Terrell in the pole vault at 8’-0” and Baker in the 300 hurdles in 51.48 seconds.
Fourth place finishers were Bass in the 100-meter dash in 13.65 seconds and Gracie Sadler in the javelin at 72’-11”.
The 4 x 400-meter relay team of Lavers, Brooke Eichelberger, Molly Amos and Kali Corbitt finished fifth in 4:45.
Amos also took seventh in the 800-meter run in 2:43.68 while Annabel Carter placed eighth in the 100 hurdles in 19.72 seconds.
As for the Boonville boys track team, they had a tough day by finishing sixth overall.
Kirksville took first with 196 points, followed by Mexico at 153, Hannibal at 141, Fulton at 81, Moberly at 66, Boonville at 56 and Marshall at 38.
Boonville track coach Steve Smith said the boys tried their best, but they just didn’t get the results they were looking for in 4-5 events. “Hayden Potter is continuing to lower his 400 time, running a 54.55 PR,” Smith said. “I thought Skyler Blumhorst ran hard, especially in the 4 x 400. Nathan and Christian had good javelin throws. Kosnopfal was our only all-conference performer. The 4 x 200 team ran a season best time of 1:45.80. We now have five days to get ready for districts so kids need to have a great week of practice if they want to move on to sectionals.”
With no first or second place finishes in the meet, senior Christian Kosnopfal delivered by far the best performance for Boonville by placing third in the javelin at 120’-2”.
Tramell Coleman finished fourth in both the long jump at 19’-2 3/4” and 100 in 11.76, as did Hayden Potter in the 400 in 54.55 seconds.
Fifth place finishers for Boonville were Coleman in the triple jump at 38’-10”, Brandon Johnson in the discus at 121’-3”, Nathan Platt in the javelin at 118’-8”, the 4 x 200-meter relay team of Anthony Black, Nick Ferrari, Kristopher Ueligger and Jason Waller in 1:45.80 and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Skyler Blumhorst, Black, Potter and Ferrari in 3:52.27.
Finishing sixth were Johnson in the shot put with a toss of 40’-5”, Jacob Bailey in the discus at 120’-7”, the 4 x 100-meter relay team of Black, Ferrari, Coleman and Potter in 47.76 seconds and the 4 x 800 meter relay team of Blumhorst, Ferrari, Charlie Pumel and Potter in 9:30.39.
Waller also took seventh in the high jump at 5’-6” while Black finished eighth in the pole vault with a vault of 8’-6”.