The Boone Central cross country teams traveled to Columbus Friday, Sept. 18, to compete in the Scotus Invitational and Cardinal Coach Tom Dickey felt his charges continued to make strides on a warm afternoon.
“I think things went well in the Scotus meet,” Dickey commented. “It was a bit warmer than what we’d run in so far this season, but that might have been a good thing.
“We needed to experience the heat.”
The Boone Central boys were very competitive in a tough field, placing fourth behind Wayne, Norfolk Catholic and Scotus (two points in front of defending Class D state champion Lindsay Holy Family). Senior Kevin Carder again led the Cards with an impressive third-place inidvidual effort.
The Cardinal girls finished 9th of 11 teams in the meet. Freshman Cassidy Pribnow continued to shine, placing ninth individually.
A number of BC runners registered personal bests in the competition and Dickey was pleased with improvement shown by many Cardinals.
“We were really pleased the girls could get into competition with a good number of teams – we were able to compete with several,” he noted. “Cassidy continues to run well. “It’s amazing how tough the competition is this season, especially from Class D schools. She can use this to improve her standing among Class C runners.
“The boys were happy on one hand and a bit disappointed on the other,” Dickey added. “We caught and defeated Holy Family, who had beaten us earlier, but we were caught by Scotus, who we had handled previously.
“Kevin ran superbly and Bryce Schilousky had the big improved race he needed so badly. Calvin Koziol struggled some with the heat, but still did a fantastic job and Jacob Lindgren just keeps improving.
“It was also great to get Brody Kelley back after more than a week away with illness,” Dickey said. “He is no where near where he was a couple of weeks ago, but he’ll get back there soon.
“Everyone is excited to get back on our home course this week for the Boone Central Individual Invite.”
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