Boonville boys also finish fourth overall as a team
It mattered little to Logan Pfeiffer and Luke Green that this was Boonville’s first time in the Tri-County Conference Meet Thursday in Eldon.
While competing against a field of 49 other runners, Pfeiffer and Green both picked up a little hardware for their efforts by placing 11th and 14th overall in times of 18:20.8 and 18:26.6, respectively.
As a team, Boonville finished fourth out of six teams with a score of 100.
California captured first with a score of 44, followed by Osage at 72, Blair Oaks at 99, Boonville at 100, Hallsville at 112 and Eldon at 120.
Chase Grosvenor of Osage had the fastest time in the meet with a time of 17:14.
As for other runners for Boonville, Charlie Pumel finished in 18th place in a time of 18:46.6 while Cale Fox placed 23rd overall in 19:16.2, Lance Marshall in 34th place in 20:22.3, Hayden Potter in 43rd place in 21:22.7, Brayden McFarland 45th overall in 21:41 and Adam Schneringer in 48th place in 22:11.8.
Boonville cross-country coach Melissa Baker said the conference track meet was the meet the boys have been working toward all season.
“The outcome wasn’t exactly what our goal was, but our boys competed and that is what matters,” Baker said. “Every boy finished the race strong. We had several personal records. Logan Pfeiffer and Luke Green were All-Conference performers. Earning All-Conference is a goal we set from the beginning of the season, and it is a great accomplishment. Logan started in the front of the pack and held his position well throughout the race. Luke Green battled through the whole race. He ran smart and knew he had to save some for the end of the race. He just kept passing runners one by one. His finish was one that gives you goosebumps as three runners were fighting to the finish line. Luke beat both boys and earned 14th place as a freshman. One bump in the road was Cale Fox’s race. Cale started out close to Logan, but stepped in a hole on the course—this set his hips out of line. He still finished the race, but not where we were planning. That was one big difference between finishing third and fourth as a team in the conference meet.”
As for the Boonville girls, Daylynn Baker had the best finish for the Lady Pirates by placing 19th overall out of 32 runners in a time of 25:20.8.
Jalyn Schnetzler finished 20th overall in a time of 25:24.5 while Molly Amos placed 25th in 26:31.4 and Rachel Massa in 30th place in a time of 30:00.8.
Osage captured the team title with a score of 29 while Eldon finished second with a score of 74 and Hallsville third at 109.
Kati Schoeneberg of Blair Oaks had the fastest time for the girls in a time of 20:36.9.
Baker said four girls competed for the Lady Pirates and they needed one more runner to compete as a team for an overall team standing in the Tri-County Conference.
“Daylynn, Jayln, Molly and Rachel all worked hard in the meet,” Baker said. “As I’ve said many times these girls are dual sport athletes, so they just didn’t have the miles under their belt to compete with the top girls in our conference. I was proud of all four girls for racing and representing the Lady Pirates on the cross country course.”