Often times, the first track and field competition of the season is simply a chance for athletes to unlimber, get the feel for competition and possibly try some new events.
Several Boone Central/Newman Grove competitors took the opportunity of their initial 2015 action to shine, and shine brightly, however.
Two Boone Central school records fell at the Madison Triangular Tuesday, March 31, and Cardinals won 27 of 34 events contested.
Senior Zac Glidden produced the day’s first school mark by sailing 21’3½ in the long jump, surpassing the record previously held by Jason Zabka. Another senior, Joe Brugger, set a new pole vault standard of 12’8, two inches higher than the record he and his brother Matt set in 2014.
Although competition will be much more stout down the track, BC/NG Coach Kris Pestel was understandably pleased with her athletes’ opening.
“It was a beautiful day for a meet and also a time for us to get out and go against competition to see where we stand at this point,” Pestel commented. “We had some very solid performances and times, and also started the season with two new school records.
“Overall, we got off to a good start and are very pleased with how things went – but, we can’t settle. We must continue to improve, because the competition will continue to get tougher.
“We need to improve across the board daily!”
The Lady Cardinals won 14 events and took first place with 106 points.
The story was much the same on the boys side, with BC/NG winning 13 events and scoring 119 points.
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