Boonville’s Tramell Coleman and Daylynn Baker appeared to be in mid-season form during the UCM Mule Indoor Relays Monday at Warrensburg.
While competing against a field of 22 teams in Classes 3-5,  Coleman finished third in the 60 meter dash in a time of 7.20 seconds while Baker placed fifth in the 60 meter hurdles in 10.29 seconds and sixth in the 400 meter dash in a time of 1:09.09.
Boonville Pirates track coach Steve Smith said the kids competed tough and as all first meets some found out that their conditioning isn’t where it needs to be and others are ahead of the game.”
In addition to Coleman, Smith said Jason Waller had a jump of 5’-7” in the high jump, which is just off his career best of 5’-8” last year. Waller took 12th in the high jump.
The 4,000 distance medley relay team of Logan Pfeiffer, MarQuise Coleman, Fisher Jenkins and Charlie Pumel also took ninth in a time of 12:55.98.
The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Nick Ferrari, Tyson Franklin, Landon Weaver and Tramell Coleman finished 13th in a time of 4:09.17. Alan McCarter placed 16th in the shot put with a toss of 36’-7”. MarQuise Coleman took 18th in the 800 in 2:27.25, as did Charlie Pumel in the 3200 in 12:08.10. Fisher Jenkins finished 19th in the high jump at 5’-5”. Lance Marshall finished 22nd in the 3200 in 12:39.60, as did Logan Pfeiffer in the 1600 in 5:18. Jenkins also finished 26th in the 400-meter dash in 1:03.82 while Ferrari placed 30th in the 400 in 1:04.74. Aidan Stark, meanwhile, finished 31st in the 1600 in 5:58.
Baker said the UCM Indoor Relays is a great way to kick off the season. “It helps get the first meet jitters out of the way and we run against class 3, 4 and 5 schools,” Baker said. “I was extremely proud of all of the girls. Our freshmen got to see what it was like to compete in a varsity track meet. My main goal is to teach these girls how to compete and leave it all on the track. That comes with experience and I know each of these girls will get there. Daylynn Baker ran strong in her two individual events. Sophi Waibel ran a strong leg in the 4 x 200 and 4 x 400. Arie Perry definitely has a lot of potential in the sprints, she is coming back from an injury and working on getting back to where she wants to be as a track athlete. I’m looking forward to some nice weather so we can get outside regularly and really focus on relays and individual events.”
The Lady Pirates also had several outstanding performances for the first meet of the season. The 4 x 200 meter relay, which consisted of Baker, Lexi Maddex, Arie Perry and Sophi Waibel, finished 10th overall in a time of 2:01.13.
The 4,000 distance medley relay team of Anna Thompson, Hope Mesik, Jadzia Pacenza and Lillian Rohrbach, finished 11th in 16:53.09. Meanwhile, in the 4 x 400 meter relay and placing 12th in a time of 5:04 was the team of Waibel, Baker, Brooke Eichelberger and Olivia Eichelberger.
Waibel also took 16th in the 400 meter dash in 1:13.24, as did Olivia Eichelberger in the 1600 in 6:43.1. Hope Mesik finished 17th in the 1600 in 6:49.3. Brooke Eichelberger placed 19th in the long jump at 13’-8”. Arie Perry took 20th in the 60 meter dash in 8.91 seconds. Reese Lavers finished 23rd in the long jump at 12’-11 1/2”, as did Olivia Eichelberger in the 800 in 3:05.41. Arie Perry also finished 24th overall in the 800 in a time of 3:06.53.