A state champion throwing down the gauntlet, other aspiring state track contenders showing their progress and several school records falling.
Last Thursday’s Carey Invitational track and field meet for 16 schools seemingly had it all—and pretty nice Idaho spring weather at that.
The Hagerman Pirates ran away with the boys’ team title with 154 points. It was as close as it could be in the girls’ standings, the Carey Panthers and Mackay Miners tying for first place with 89 points, just ahead of Rockland’s 88 points.
Carey senior Poncho Gamino broke a 42-year-old school record with a 46 foot and 2.25-inch shotput toss to finish second Thursday behind Idaho’s top-rated 1A shotput man, Hagerman junior Kade Kress. Gamino’s toss was a tad better than Dennis Rush’s 46-2 toss for Carey in 1971.
Murtaugh senior Troy Baynes (2:07.30) set a new school record winning the 800-meter run by 8.4 seconds. He also won the 1600m by 4.3 seconds.
Top point-getter of the entire meet was Mackay senior Bailey Woodbury. The reigning State 1A long jump queen, Woodbury captured Thursday’s long jump by 7.5 inches with a 15-2 leap, and she swept the sprints winning the 100m and 200m, and the 400m dash by 3.4 seconds.
Senior Jaide Parke of Carey enjoyed another outstanding distance meet. She won the 800m by 1.9 seconds, 1600m by 18.4 seconds and the 3200m by 78 seconds. Parke boasts the third-best Idaho 1A time in the 3200m this spring.
Carey’s girls in picking up six gold medals also won 4x100m and 4x200 relays and got a first-place 300m intermediate hurdles run by freshman Medin Cenarrusa.
Panther junior Luis Garcia captured second place in the long jump. Camas County of Fairfield had seconds from Isaac Simon (triple and long jump), Jordan Robles (discus) and Jerry Gonzalez (3200m).
Senior Brittani Hulme of Camas County won the high jump in 4-6. The Musher girls earned seconds from senior Stephanie Moore (long jump) along with juniors Jessica Lanier (discus) and Taylor Gorringe (shotput).
Castleford senior Logan Rector, the top 110m high hurdler among 1A boys this spring, easily won the two hurdles races Thursday. And Castleford senior Ty Zimmers captured the 100m and 200m dashes.
Next up: A Northside meet today, Wednesday at ISDB in Gooding followed by the Northside Conference Championships Wednesday, May 1 back in Carey. Top Carey and Camas County placers from last Thursday’s meet, along with complete team scores:
Teams: 1 (tie)—Carey 89 points (10 sprints, 35 distances, 11 hurdles, 28 relays, 5 field) and Mackay 89 points (30 sprints, 0 distances, 10 hurdles, 0 relays, 49 field).
3—Rockland 88 points (20 sprints, 15 distances, 7 hurdles, 28 relays, 18 field). 4—Hagerman 78.5. 5—Camas County of Fairfield 77 (5 sprints, 8 distances, 6 hurdles, 0 relays, 58 field).
6—Hansen 65.5. 7—Richfield 33.5. 8—North Gem of Bancroft 30. 9—Castleford 20. 10—Shoshone 19. 11—Murtaugh 18. 12—North Valley Academy of Gooding 6 and Clark County of Dubois 6. 14—Glenns Ferry 4.5. 15—Dietrich 2.
100m: 4—Kelsey Barker (C) 14.10. 200m: 4—McKayla Mecham (C) 29.40. 400m: 4—Stephanie Moore (CC) 1:08.60.
800m: 1—Jaide Parke (C) 2:39.60. 4—Lilly Rivera (C) 2:43.30. 1600m: 1—Jaide Parke (C) 6:14.80. 4—Brittani Hulme (CC) 6:38.10. 3200m: 1—Jaide Parke (C) 12:49.80. 6—Adriane McGuire (CC) 15:51.40.
100m high hurdles: 8—Emily Wittemann (C) 23.00. 300m intermediate hurdles: 1—Medin Cenarrusa (C) 54.40. 3—Brittani Hulme (CC) 54.80.
4x100m relay: 1—Carey (Daphne Kirkland, McKayla Mecham, Arriana Nielson, Kelsey Barker) 54.90. 4x200m relay: 1—Carey (Lilly Rivera, Kelsey Barker, Medin Cenarrusa, McKayla Mecham) 1:55.10.
4x400m relay: 2—Carey (Hailee Johnson, Lilly Rivera, McKayla Mecham, Medin Cenarrusa) 4:44.00.
Shotput: 2—Taylor Gorringe (CC) 29-11.75. 6—Jessica Lanier (CC) 27-6.5. 8—Sierra Sabin (CC) 26-6. Discus: 2—Jessica Lanier (CC) 92-7. 4—Taylor Gorringe (CC) 85-0.
High jump: 1—Brittany Hulme (CC) 4-6. 7—Hunter Rasmussen (CC) 4-2. Long jump: 2—Stephanie Moore (CC) 14-4.5. 4—Hailee Johnson (C) 13-0. 6—Brittani Hulme (CC) 12-10. Triple jump: 3—Stephanie Moore (CC) 30-4. 5—Hunter Rasmussen (CC) 28-10.5.
Teams: 1—Hagerman 154 points (40 sprints, 44 distances, 0 hurdles, 30 relays, 40 field). 2—Castleford 78. 3—Camas County 61 (0 sprints, 20 distances, 1 hurdles, 8 relays, 32 field).
4—Carey 59 (0 sprints, 4 distances, 0 hurdles, 24 relays, 31 field). 5—Shoshone 58.5. 6—Dietrich 39. 7—Rockland 38. 8—Murtaugh 33. 9—Hansen 31.5. 10—North Gem 21. 11—Mackay 19 and North Valley Academy 19. 13—Richfield 16. 14—Clark County 11. 15—Bliss 8. 16—Glenns Ferry 1.
800m: 2—Davey Knowlton (CC) 2:15.70. 5—Collin Whitby (C) 2:27.90. 1600m: 5—Jerry Gonzalez (CC) 5:35.60. 3200m: 2—Jerry Gonzalez (CC) 11:41.30.
110m high hurdles: 8—Jordan Moore (CC) 22.30.
4x100m relay: 4—Carey (Christian Zarate, Luis Garcia, Tori Alvarez, Gunner Thompson) 48.50. 5—Camas County (Colton Rasmussen, Isaac Simon, Ebie Myles, Davey Knowlton) 50.40. 4x200m relay: 3—Carey (Christian Zarate, Gunner Thompson, Luis Garcia, Tori Alvarez) 1:41.40. 5—Camas County (Colton Rasmussen, Isaac Simon, Ebie Myles, Davey Knowlton) 1:46.90.
4x400m relay: 2—Carey (Zach Olsen, Tori Alvarez, Gunner Thompson, Christian Zarate) 4:04.40. Sprint medley relay: 4—Carey (Nate Adamson, Collin Whitby, Zach Olsen, Tori Alvarez) 4:17.60.
Shotput: 2—Francisco Gamino (C) 46-2.25. Discus: 2—Jordan Robles (CC) 125-6. 6—Matt Whitworth (C) 112-4. 8—Francisco Gamino (C) 107-9.
High jump: 2—Isaac Simon (CC) 5-8. 4—Bryson Van Every (C) 5-4. Long jump: 2—Luis Garcia (C) 18-6.5. 7—Zach Olsen (C) 17-3.75. Triple jump: 2—Isaac Simon (CC) 37-6. 3—Colton Rasmussen (CC) 37-2.5. 5—Luis Garcia (C) 36-8.25. 7—Jordan Moore (CC) 36-0.5.