Roberts’ double gold leads Cardinals in Mid-State track/field

Following two aborted attempts due to poor weather conditions, the Mid-State Conference was finally able to hold its 2022 track and field championships Tuesday, May 3, at Battle Creek.
Boone Central athletes again acquitted themselves well, bringing home five Mid-State event championships. In team competition, host Battle Creek (124) won the boys conference championship handily and Pierce (125) ran away with the girls title. Boone’s boys scored 96 points to finish runner-up and the Lady Cards placed fifth with 47 points.
Junior Jack Roberts continued his outstanding season with Mid-State gold medals in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. Roberts took the Nebraska 2022 all-class lead with his winning 300 meter hurdle time of 39.23 and lowered his Albion News/Boone County Tribune area best clocking in the 110 meter hurdles to 14.56. Roberts was also the long jump runner-up (21’7) and anchored Boone’s 4×400 meter relay to second place (3:31.86). Joining him on the relay were Alex Christo, Parker Borer and Brant Benes.
Borer and Christo each earned Mid-State gold, as well. Borer won the 200 meter dash in 22.64 and placed second in the 100 dash (11.20). Christo claimed top honors in the 800 meters (2:02.61) and finished fourth in the 400 meter dash (52.55).
Boone sophomore Jaxson Lipker matched his News/Tribune area best of 6’3 in the high jump to place second and senior Harrison Dodds took fourth in the 1600 meter run (4:58.32).
The Cardinal girls also struck gold, with the 4×100 meter relay quartet of KayLee Miller, Ashlyn Krohn, Mara Ranslem and Penelope Dozler winning in 51.26.
Ranslem had a big day individually, placing second in the high jump (4’9) and 200 meter dash (News/Tribune area best 26.80), and third in the 100 meter dash (12.74). Ashlyn Krohn placed second in the 100 dash, lowering her News/Tribune area best to 12.71.
Boone Central competed in the B-4 District track and field competition Tuesday (May 10) at Pawnee Park in Columbus. Qualifying Cardinals will conclude the season competing in an altered four-day Nebraska State Track and Field Championships event May 18-19.
Classes A and B will compete Wednesday and Thursday this year, with Classes C and D vieing Friday-Saturday, May 20-21.

Complete results in Print & Online editions of Albion News/Boone County Tribune