Boone Central hosted the annual Jerry Seier Memorial Quad track & field meet Tuesday, April 29, with both Cardinal squads placing second in the competition.
The Boone Central girls scored 64.5 points to finish runner-up to Columbus Scotus (112.5). In a three-team race, the Card boys totaled 58 points to trail Central City (97.5).
Boone Central was competing just one day after the weather-delayed Mid-State Conference meet, but turned in some excellent performances in a final tune-up for Thursday’s B-4 District competition.
After establishing 21 personal-best marks in the Mid-State meet, the Lady Cardinals continued their progress last Tuesday.
“Two meets in two days – the kids showed great stamina and effort,” praised BC Coach Kris Pestel. “Again, we had sveral personal best performances and great efforts by all the girls.
“We now prepare for districts – it will be extremely competitive.”
Boone Central had three event winners in the Seier Memorial and also established a pair of Albion News 2008 area bests.
Freshman Sara Wells followed up her conference championship in the discus with a personal and News area best mark of 120-8 Tuesday, winning the event over Elkhorn Valley’s Katie Rich (118-9).
Cardinal runners swept the distance events, senior Ashlynn Bader winning the 1600 meter run and junior Halie Smith taking the 3200 (times unavailable).
Boone Central Coach Tom Dickey also feels his boys are rounding into top form at the appropriate time.
“I think the kids are ready to compete for state berths right now,” he commented. “Many of them are really hungry to get back into competition and see what sort of high note they can hit to end the season on.
“The Seier meet provided many of the boys a chance to cut back on the number of events and concentrate on performing their best in just a couple.”
Junior Cody Baker was in good form, winning the 100 meter dash while matching his area-leading time of 11.0 and placing second in the 200 (23.2). Junior Kalvin Zoucha returned from a recent injury to win the discus with a throw just off his area best mark (135-4).
The Cards had two additional winners in the Seier Memorial – Jerad McLean in the pole vault (9-6) and Kevin Carder in the 3200 meter run (time unavailable).
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