Cardinals shine in Boone Central Invitational track/field

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It was another excellent effort and step forward for the Cardinal track and field teams in the annual Boone Central Invitational held April 11 in Albion.
The Boone Central boys, led by triple gold-medalist Jack Roberts, placed a solid second to powerful Battle Creek, while the Lady Cardinals finished third behind Battle Creek and Aquinas – just a scant point back of the Monarchs.

Boone Central Coach Susan Roberts noted her athletes set 24 season bests and 12 personal bests in girls competition, and 27 season bests and 20 career bests in the boys division. Those times and marks included two new Boone Central records.
“Jack’s 21’10 long jump broke Damian Backes’ record of 21’9½ from 2016 and Claire Primrose broke her own triple jump record with a jump of 35’1,” Roberts said. “We had a bunch of season and career bests.
“Overall, we continue to compete well as a team. We were really happy to see the competitiveness of our kids. Regardless of the heat or placing, we had kids compete down the stretch of races, and really step up to beat people in the field events.
“It was really helpful to finally have some warm weather for our field event and sprint kids. They took advantage of it and got better today.”
Roberts paced the Cardinal efforts again, winning the 110 meter hurdles (14.65), 300 meter hurdles (40.76) and long jump (21’10), and anchoring the 4×400 meter relay to second place (3:33.10). James Fogleman topped triple jumpers with a mark of 43’1 and Jaxon Lipker again claimed high jump gold, clearing 6’4.

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