At the most important time of the season, in the most crucial competition, Boone Central’s track & field athletes stepped up their performances in impressive fashion Thursday, May 10.
Fourteen Cardinal athletes qualified for the 2012 Nebraska State Track & Field Championships as the Boone Central girls finished runner-up in the B-4 District meet held at Pierce High School.
Senior Jaime Kennedy led the BC parade of achievements, winning three gold medals, qualifying in four events and setting a new Boone Central record in the 200 meter dash. Kennedy and teammates Breann Thorberg, Olivia Slizoski and Dana Pelster also established a new BC mark in the 4×100 meter relay.
“Another great day! It was a little warm, but our kids did a great job staying hydrated and we were able to bring home a district runner-up for the girls and a 5th place finish by the boys,” commented Card Coach Kris Pestel. “There were some great performances in this district. We had some of those and were able to qualify 14 kids in 12 events.
“Overall, we had a great season,” Pestel praised. “No matter how many athletes you qualify for state, we always want a few more.
“But in track & field, it’s not just about getting to the state meet. It’s about setting goals and really pushing yourself to get better.
After capturing four gold medals in the Mid-State Conference championships, Boone Central senior Jaime Kennedy enjoyed a day as bright as the sunshine in the B-4 District. Kennedy flew to victories in the 100 meter dash (12.5) and 200 meter dash (Boone Central record 25.45), anchored the 4×100 meter relay to victory (Boone Central record 50.20) and was runner-up in the 400 meter dash (1:00.1).
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