Cardinal athletes were apparently chomping at the bit, ready and raring to go.
Boone Central performed very well at the season-opening Wayne State College track and field competition Saturday, producing 15 event championships. The Card boys had top-six placewinners in every event but the 4×800 meter relay and the Boone girls had top-six finishes in all but two events.
Boone Central Coach Susan Roberts was pleased with the Cardinal start.
“We were happy with the competitiveness and effort by all our kids. We got started off with some good marks, and look to continue to improve from here throughout the season,” Roberts said. “Our boys really dominated the meet, It will be fun to work through the early season and see who fits where. This team should be very competitive this season.
“The girls had some solid performances and we’re looking forward to next week and trying some girls in different events.”
Other than improving these early-campaign times and marks, Cardinal junior Jackson Roberts could hardly have had a better start to the season, winning all four of his events Saturday. Roberts swept the 110 meter hurdles (15.34) and 300 meter hurdles (43.19), won the 400 meter dash (53.41) and added a gold in the field events (20’5¼ long jump).
The Boone boys won both relay events they entered. The quartet of James Fogleman, Cody Maricle, Kevin Haase and Brant Benes took gold in the 4×100 relay in a time of 46.02 and the 4×400 meter squad of Alex Christo, Ryan Drueppel, Benes and Fogleman was first in 3:32.09. The Lady Cardinal team of Kaylee Miller, Ashlynn Krohn, Mara Ranslem and Penelope Dozler were the 4×100 relay champs (52.38).
Other Boone Central athletes winning events at Wayne were Ashlynn Krohn (100 meter dash, 13.08), Elle Webster (pole vault, 8’9), Natalie Schrad (triple jump, 30’11), Alex Christo (800 meter run, 2:07.85), Harrison Dodds (1600 meter run, 5:17.78), Jaxson Lipker (high jump, 6’2), Cody Maricle (pole vault, 11’6) and Devon Luettel (discus, 123’3).
Boone also had 11 runners-up in the competition and 1-2-3 finishes in the boys 400 meter dash and 110 meter hurdles.
The Cardinals will next be in action March 29 at the Madison triangular.
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