Although the annual Jerry Seier Memorial Quad was not a large meet and was curtailed before completion by rain, the competition Tuesday, May 5, at the Boone Central athletic field was fierce and performances strong.
Solid Columbus Scotus teams won both the girls and boys team races with the host Cardinals finishing second in each division. The 200 meter dash, 3200 meter run and 4×400 meter relay were not run due to the weather complications.
All in all, Boone Central Coach Kris Pestel felt it was a productive day.
“This is a small, but very competitive meet,” she noted. “This was a good meet to get in before district.
“Scotus won both divisions and we’ll get another chance to compete with them in district. They are very solid and competitive in every event. We must be able to compete at this high level to be successful in the district meet.”
The competition Tuesday pushed several local athletes to their best performances of the season.
“Once again, our kids competed hard and are continuing to better their marks,” Pestel commented. “We had quite a number set new season bests.”
In girls competition, Boone Central had four event winners. Megan Bygland took a tenth of a second off her season best in the 100 meter high hurdles and needed it to edge Elkhorn Valley’s Katie Rich in a near-dead heat. She also lowered her 2009 best time in the 300 low hurdles to 48.6 while winning that event. Halie Smith was the other BC winner on the track, taking the 1600 in 5:56, and Alicia Getzfred won the pole vault by clearing 8-0.
The Cardinal boys had a pair of individual victors. Kevin Carder won the 1600 meter run, dropping his season best to 4:55.4, and Nathan Olson established a season best while taking the 300 intermediate hurdles (42.7).
Although not producing additional event victories, a number of Cards added new 2009 personal bests during the Seier Quad competition.
Establishing season bests were Bygland in the hurdles; Bobbi Beckwith (60.1), Breann Thorberg (62.9) and Chancee Nolan (63.7) in the 400 meter dash and the 4×100 relay team of Bygland, Savannah Baker, Jaime Kennedy and Beckwith (51.5); Carder in the 1600, Olson in the 300 hurdles and 110 high hurdles (16.8); Kevin Krohn (54.0) and Keenan Howell (56.6) in the 400; Matt Spieker in the discus (108-1), Jace Willets in the triple jump (34-11) and Trey Sorell in the high jump (5-4).
Thursday, Boone Central will try to carry their momentum into the B-4 District meet at Pierce where the competition will include Battle Creek, Scotus, Lakeview, David City, Madison, Norfolk Catholic, O’Neill, Pierce, Schuyler and Wayne. Field event competition will begin at 11 a.m. and running events at 2 p.m.
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