The Boonville boys and girls track teams took another step in the right direction Tuesday during the Osage Relays.
After several PRs and PBs last Friday during the Jack McCush Invitational at the BHS Sports Complex, the Pirates and Lady Pirates had another outstanding day at Osage with a total of eight personal records and six personal bests for the season.
Both the Boonville boys and girls also finished third in the final team standings.
St. James boys captured the team title with 123.3 points, followed by Osage at 122.5, Boonville third at 110.5, Hallsville  83.3, California 73, Warsaw 61.5, Cole Camp 45.5, Eldon 40, Eugene 39.3, Fulton 29 and Newburg 3.
For the girls, Osage won the title with 165.5 points. Eldon finished second with 157, followed by Boonville third with 74, Fulton 54, Warsaw 51.5, Hallsville 51, Cole Camp 50, St. James 43.5, Eugene 41.5, California 26 and Newburg 17.
Boonville Pirates track coach Steve Smith said the team is really moving in the right direction. “I couldn’t be more proud of them last night by scoring 110.5 points,” Smith said. “The sprint, throws, jumps and distance guys all improved and are positioning themselves well for the conference and district meets. Logan Pfeiffer really went after the 3200 and the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 meter relay teams keep improving.”
Boonville had two first place finishers on the boys side, with Brandon Johnson winning the discus with a toss of 131’-0” and the 4 x 100 meter relay team of Raymond Sosa, Tramell Coleman, Landon Weaver and Tyson Franklin setting a personal best for the season in 45.66 seconds.
Sosa also took second and set a PR in the triple jump with a leap of 41’-7 1/2”, as did Pfeiffer in the 3200 with a personal record time of 11:06.73 and the 4 x 200 meter relay team of Sosa, Coleman, Weaver and Franklin with a season best time of 1:36.59.
Coleman also finished third in both the long jump and 100 meter dash. Coleman set a personal record in the long jump at 20’-9 1/2” and then turned in a time of 11.06 seconds in the 100.
Fourth place finishers were Sosa in the long jump with a personal record of 20’-1/4”, Johnson in the shot put at 43’-6” and Pfeiffer in the 1600 in a time of 5:04.90.
Fifth place finishers Fisher Jenkins in the high jump at 5’-4” and triple jump at 38’-8”, Alan McCarter in the discus at 115’-5”, Tyson Franklin in the 100 meter dash with a personal record time of 11.65 seconds, Jason Waller in the high jump at 5’-4” and 300 meter hurdles in 51.90 seconds and Charlie Pumel in the 3200 in 11:58.16.
Boonville Lady Pirates track coach Melissa Baker said the girls team performed well all across the board at Osage. “We had several personal records or season best performances,” Baker said. “Olivia Eichelberger ran three personal records at the meet. The team placed third overall, which was a celebration for our team. I get excited when I see the girls learn how to compete and leave nothing on the track. Our team has a lot of young  girls and when the girls start realizing they can push their bodies more, then they start to see their times and distances improve. It was an all around good day, and I proud of their performances.”
The Lady Pirates also had two first place finishes, as Daylynn Baker continues to improve her time in the 300 hurdles in 52.04 seconds. Baker also ran a leg on the 4 x 100 meter relay team along with Sophi Waibel, Arie Perry and Jodie Bass, which set a season best in 52.74 seconds.
Baker also took second in the 100 meter hurdles in 16.94 seconds. Lily Terrell finished third in the pole vault with a season best vault of 8’-0” and fourth in the discus with a toss of 86’-11”. Olivia Eichelberger also took fourth in the 3200 meter run with a personal record time of 14:04 and then ran a leg on the 4 x 800 meter relay team along with Molly Amos, Hope Mesik and Jadzia Pacenza, which set a season best time of 11:49.19.
Fifth place finishers were Jodie Bass in the 100 in 13.64 seconds, Olivia Eichelberger in the 1600 with a personal record time of 6:26 and Pacenza in the 800 with a personal record time of 3:04.
Arie Perry took sixth in the 100 meter dash with a season best time of 13.64 seconds. Brooke Eichelberger placed seventh in the high jump at 4’-4”, as did Perry in the 200 meter dash in 29.53 seconds.
Eighth place finishers were Martha Waller in the discus with a throw of 80’-6” and Terrell in the javelin with a heave of 97’-10”.