In a meet that annually features strong teams and fast runners, Boone Central’s cross country teams showed they continue to get better and better.
The Cardinals finished third in both the girls’ and boys’ team standings of the York Invitational Thursday, Sept. 30, and placed two runners in the top 10 of each field.
“We had an excellent day at York. The course and the competition were extremely fast, so our kids really had to react to those conditions,” noted Card Coach Tom Dickey. “We recorded some exceptional times and scored well.
“These results tell me the kids are ready for the ‘peaking’ process and preparing for the championship meets the next two weeks.”
The Boone Central boys scored 52 points to place third behind Omaha Skutt (26) and host York (26). Sophomore Calvin Koziol lowered his best time on the course by nearly a minute, taking fourth individually in 17:15. Senior Jacob Lindgren placed ninth, shaving more than a minute from his previous best (17:42).
On the girls side, the Cardinals used a 56-point total to take third place behind Skutt (27) and York (32). Soph Cassidy Pribnow finished sixth individually in 16:03 and junior Jaime Kennedy scored a 10th-place position in 16:28.
“I think we ran the last 1,000 meters harder than we have in any meet prior to this,” Dickey said. “It was wonderful to see what the kids could do in such a short amount of space and time!”
Two more Cards had significant improvements in this year’s event – Brody Kelley (18:18) improving by 20 seconds and Luke Schmitz (19:19) by nearly two minutes.
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