Friday could not have gone much better for Boone Central’s runners.
Hosting the annual Boone Central Individual Invitational at the Albion Country Club, with cloud cover and cooler temps, nearly every Cardinal posted a personal best time on their home course and secured a good amount of hardware in the process.
Boone Central’s Jordan Stopak had ‘the look’ from the beginning of Friday’s girls race. The Card standout broke to the front immediately and fended off numerous challenges by Olivia Fehringer of Scotus to win the overall gold medal as the top junior runner.
She had plenty of support from teammates, as Boone Central easily won the team title with a scant 15 points. Morgann Johnson, the meet’s top girls sophomore, placed third overall; Alicia Weeder, top freshman, was fourth and Autumn Simons, third amoung juniors, finished seventh overall.
Even with three top 10 runners of its own, Scotus (28) finished 13 points behind the Cardinals.
Another Boone Central standout, Bradley Schindel, had an impressive day, as well. Schindel finished as the overall runner-up in the boys race and was the top junior in the meet. Cardinal Ben Kohl finished third among sophomore runners – 31st overall – to help Boone Central (101) place sixth in the team standings. Scotus won the boys team title with 50 points.
“We had a great day to run and had 16 personal best times by high school runners,” Boone Central Coach Justin Harris commented. “All but four of our runners had their best time on our course. James (Erickson) and Lauren (Pugh) each cut four minutes from their times in our first invite.
“We are continuing to improve, and that helps keep the kids working hard because they know it is helping.”
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