The Boone Central/Newman Grove track teams performed at the top of their class on Saturday in Albion at the Mid State Conference Track Meet.
The Lady Cardinals took first place and the boys second, competing against eight other area teams on a warm, sunny Saturday.
Head coach Kris Pestel had this to say:
"It was the first really warm day of the spring and we weren't sure how the kids would respond to that, but they responded amazingly. Our kids were able to work through the heat to compete at an extremely high level."
In the girls' division, the final team standings were: Boone Central/Newman Grove 120, Crofton 108, Pierce 94, Wayne 54, Norfolk Catholic 49, Battle Creek 31, Guardian Angels Central Catholic 26, Hartington Central Catholic 25, and O'Neill 20.
Individually, the girls put forth impressive performances:
High Jump: Catherine Weeder, 3rd, 5-2 and Sheldon Beierman, 4th, 5-1
Pole Vault: Elissa Slizoski, 3rd, 9-0
100 meters: Olivia Slizoski, 5th, 13.53
200 meters: Dana Pelster, 5th, 27.20
400 meters Catherine Weeder, 1st, 1:01.06 and Taylor Starman, 3rd, 1:03.01
800 meters: Catherine Weeder, 2nd, 2:31.00 and Taylor Starman, 5th, 2:32.55
1600 meters: Ashlynn Baker, 3rd, 5:42.31 and Kendra Gonzalez, 5th, 6:00.92
3200 meters Christina Stopak, 4th, 13:13.32
100 HH: Sheldon Beierman, 1st, 15.56 and Elissa Slizoski, 2nd, 16.22
300 LH: Olivia Slizoski, 3rd, 49.74
300 LH: Sheldon Beierman, 1st, 48.72
4x100 meter relay: Boone Central/Newman Grove, 2nd, 52.50;
4x400 meter relay: Boone Central/Newman Grove, 2nd, 4:11.63 (Catherine Weeder, Taylor Starman, Dana Pelster and Sheldon Beierman)
4x800 meter relay: Boone Central/Newman Grove, 3rd, 10:32.09
In the boys' division, final team results were: Battle Creek 100, Boone Central/Newman Grove 80, O'Neill 74, Norfolk Catholi 70, Pierce 62, Wayne 56, Hartington Cedar Catholic 47, Crofton 25, Guardian Angels Central Catholic 13.
The boys' team also put forth a great effort. Individual results:
Shot Put: Isaac Sullivan, 3rd, 46-7 1/2
High Jump: Kyle Kramer, 4th, 6-0
Long Jump: Damian Backus, 4th, 20-9 1/2 and Zac Glidden, 5th, 20-9 1/2
Triple jump: Scott Ketteler, 1st, 42-26 and Damian Backus, 6th, 40-7.
Pole Vault, Matt Brugger, 4th, 13-0
400 meters: Zac Glidden, 2nd, 52.39
1600 meters: Johnny Case, 4th, 4:55.76
110 HH: Scott Ketteler, 2nd, 15.88 and Evan Struebing, 4th, 16.22
300 IH: Evan Struebing, 3rd, 43.46
4x100 meter relay: Boone Central/Newman Grove, 3rd, 46.41
4x400 meter relay: Boone Central/Newman Grove (Kyle Kramer, Travis Kennedy, Damian Backus, and Zac Glidden), 1st, 3:35.54
4x800 meter relay: Boone Central/Newman Grove, 6th, 9:10.61.
Congratulations to the Cardinal track teams on their Conference Track success!