Boonville boys garner six first place finishes, girls three at Moberly
The Boonville boys and girls track teams garnered nine first place finishes on its way to finishing second in a triangular meet Tuesday at Moberly.
In the final-team standings for the girls, Moberly captured first with 238 points while Boonville finished second with 174 and Higbee third with 116.
For the boys, Moberly accumulated 219 points while Boonville tallied 135 and Higbee 94.
Despite finishing 84 points back of Moberly, the Boonville boys still had six first place finishes, five seconds and two thirds while the Boonville girls totaled three first place finishes along with eight seconds and eight third.
Boonville girls track coach Melissa Baker said the triangular at Moberly was another good meet for the team. “Most of the times and distances were not as good as the week before,” Baker said. “The weather was cool and windy. Bre’Zahe Coleman had two season bests in the 100 and 200. She has gotten stronger this year and has worked to be our top sprinter. Jalyn Schnetzler has also gotten stronger and ran a season best 100-meter time as well.”
Coleman captured first in both the 100 and 200-meter dash for the Lady Pirates, winning in times of 13.29 seconds and 28.84 seconds, respectively. Schnetzler, meanwhile, picked up another first place finish in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:13.50.
Boonville also had several second place finishes. Schnetzler took second in the 100-meter dash in 13.49 seconds, as did Kali Corbitt in the 400 in 1:17, Kia Moore in the 800 in 2:58.43, Zoe Coffelt in the 300 hurdles in 59.13 seconds, Emily Painter in the pole vault at 7’-0”, Lilly Terrell in the triple jump at 26’-1” and Kennedy Walker in the shot put with a toss of 26’-11”.
Coffelt, Schnetzler and Coleman also ran a leg along with Logan Root in the 4 x 100-meter, which finished second in 57.05 seconds.
Third place finishes were Moore in both the 1600 and 3200 in 7:07 and 16:07, Terrell in the high jump at 4’-0”, Sabriya Baskett in the 400 in 1:21, Annabel Carter in the 300 hurdles in 1:01, Reece Lavers in the long jump at 13’-1”, the 4 x 200 meter relay team of Coffelt, Schnetzler, Root and Coleman in 2:01 and the 4 x 800-meter relay team or Corbitt, Moore, Carter and Kyleigh Skoufos in 12:51.
As for the Boonville boys, head coach Steve Smith said the kids did a nice job.
“The meet was really condensed which makes for a great training session for them,” Smith said. “It was nice to see some personal records fall even though it was cold. We really need to develop in a number of events soon as we enter the meat of our schedule.”
As for first place finishers for the Boonville boys, freshman Tramell Coleman won the 100-meter dash and set a personal record in a time of 11.79 seconds. Coleman also took first in the 200-meter dash in 24.38 seconds, long jump at 18’-1” and triple jump at 38’-6”. Austin Wray, meanwhile, finished first in the 800-meter run in 2:18.73 and then ran a leg on the 4 x 800-meter relay team along with Tayshawn Bledsoe, Skyler Blumhorst and Nick Ferrari which placed first in 9:34.60.
Bledsoe, Wray and Ferrari also teamed up with Trenton Johnson to finish second in the 4 x 400 in 3:56.14.
Second place finishers were Johnson with a personal record in the 400 in 56.75 seconds and 100-meter dash in 12.17 seconds. Ferrari took second in the 1600 in 5:34.98, as did Jacob Bailey in the discus with a toss of 113’-5 1/2”.
Finishing third were Johnson with a personal record in the 200 in 24.99 seconds and Blumhorst in the 1600 in 5:43.09.