Cardinals shine in Mid-State

Kyle Kramer
Kyle Kramer

Mid-State Conference athletes had to wait on the weather for two additional days to decide the annual conference track & field championships, but were blessed with a beautiful day at O’Neill Monday.
The Boone Central/Newman Grove Cardinals took advantage of the perfect conditions with some of their best results of the 2016 season.
The Cards were led by senior Sheldon Beierman, who exited Mid-State competition in shining fashion – gold medals in the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles and high jump. BC/NG had three additional athletes crowned event champions – Celine Dunlap in the pole vault, Kyle Kramer in the high jump and Damian Backus in the long jump.
“We had a great day of weather and some really good performances,” said BC/NG Coach Kris Pestel. “The Mid-State Conference meet is always extremely competitive and, as a group, we performed well.
“The girls were able to finish as runners-up, had 10 season bests and won four events. The boys finished fourth in the team standings, had 11 season bests and were able to win two events.
“We have no time to settle, with the district meet next week. We have to keep pushing each other to get even better!”

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