The Boone Central Cardinals received a good idea of their current form and progress Tuesday, April 12, hosting a strong field of teams for the annual Boone Central Invitational.
Although temperatures were very warm, howling winds gusting over 40 miles per hour were the norm for the day and certainly hampered competitors in some events. Despite that, athletes from all eight schools competing posted some impressive performances.
Pierce won the girls team championship and Battle Creek topped the boys competition. Boone’s boys placed fifth and the Lady Cardinals sixth.
One of the meet’s premier performers wore Cardinal red, however. Junior Jackson Roberts swept first in the 110 meter hurdles in a sizzling 14.80 and the 300 meter hurdles with a 43.20 clocking. He also anchored the Cards’ 4×400 meter relay (Alex Christo, Parker Borer, Brant Benes, Roberts) to victory in 3:40.10 and helped the 4×100 quartet (Benes, Roberts, Kevin Haase, Borer) to a fifth place finish (45.90).
Boone Central also got strong efforts by Harrison Dodds (5:10.30) in the 1600 meter run (2nd), Borer in the sprints (100, 3rd, 11:00; 200, 3rd, 23.20) and Jaxson Lipker (3rd, 6’) in the high jump.
The Cardinal 4×800 meter relay team of Dodds, Ryan Drueppel, Jaden Hagemann and Zander Jarecki placed second (9:21.70).
Boone Central’s 4×100 meter relay (KayLee Miller, Ashlyn Krohn, Mara Ranslem, Penelope Dozler) captured the Lady Cards’ only victory of the day in 53.10. Ranslem had an excellent overall meet, taking third in the 100 meter dash (13.10) and 200 meter dash (27.80), and fourth in the high jump (4’8).
Ava Buhlmann finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles (17.20) and fifth in the 300 meter hurdles (53.90), and Ashlyn Krohn took fourth in the long jump (16’).
Boone Central is scheduled to compete in the Northwest Invitational at Grand Island Thursday.
Complete Boone Central Invitational results in Print & Online editions of Albion News/Boone County Tribune