Four Boonville runners compete in Russellville Summer Series

Chris Bowie
Four members of the Boonville Lady Pirates track team competed in the Russellville High School Summer Series last Thursday. The four members were (left to right) Anna Thompson, Daylynn Baker, Jodie Bass and Emma Pritchett.

Four members of the Boonville Lady Pirates track team got a little bit of their season back last Thursday while competing in the Russellville High School Summer Series.

With two more meets scheduled on July 17 and 24, Boonville girls track coach Melissa Baker said she thought the girls did well for not really practicing consistently since March.

“I had a group of girls that were looking to run in a meet this summer and I found out that Russellville was putting on three meets,”Baker said. “There was some outstanding competition at Russellville, where you had some kids that will be competing in college and kids you will be seeing at state cross-country and track. We are looking forward to going back over the next two weeks.”

With 54 boy’s teams and 53 girl’s teams competing in the meet, the Lady Pirates definitely held their own with four second place finishes.

Daylynn Baker, who will be a senior this fall at Boonville High School, placed second in the both the 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles in times of 17.75 seconds and 51.14 seconds, respectively.

Brianna Utecht of Marshfield won the 100 meter hurdles in 15.68 seconds while Katie Candrl of Owensville took first in the 300 meter hurdles in 49.11 seconds.

Meanwhile, in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 meter relays, Baker teamed up with Jodie Bass, Anna Thompson and Emma Pritchett to finish second in times of 56.44 and 2:00.50, respectively.

Ozark placed first in both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 meter relays in times of 50.70 and 1:46.30, respectively.

In other events, Bass placed seventh in the 100-meter dash in 13.94 seconds while Pritchett took 13th in the 100 in 15.23 seconds. Pritchett also finished 10th in the 200 meter dash in 32.10 seconds.

Sydney Johnson of Ozark won the 100 meter dash in a time of 12.75 seconds, while Brianna Utecht of Marshfield placed first in the 200 in 25.28 seconds.