Twelve Carey High School athletes along with five from Camas County High School and one from the Community School have qualified for the State 1A track and field meet Friday and Saturday, May 16-17 at Middleton High School.
All earned the right to compete in the Idaho High School Activities Association/United Dairymen two-day meet by placing among the leaders in the 4th District 1A track meet last Friday and Saturday at Jerome High School.
The Raft River Trojans won the girls’ team title (119-100 over Hagerman), and also tied Lighthouse Christian Academy of Twin Falls 144-144 for the boys’ team championship.
Carey’s girls (63.5 points) finished fourth of 14 teams just behind Hansen (64) with a gold medal-winning effort by the Panther 4x100-meter relay team of Daphne Kirkland, Clarissa Kirkland, Arriana Nielson and Kelsey Barker (55.64 seconds).
Panther second places went to Daphne Kirkland (pole vault) and the girls’ 4x200m relay team of Lilly Rivera, Nielson, Medin Cenarrusa and Barker. Meanwhile, Ava Mazzoni of the Community School was second in the 1600m.
Camas County senior Taylor Gorringe won the discus (104-8) and placed second in shotput (33-6). Her freshman teammate Ariel Reedy was second in discus (102-0).
Other top girls were Raft River sophomore Marcie Williams, winner of the 400m dash and 300m intermediate hurdles along with anchoring 4x200m and medley relay wins, and North Valley Academy senior Samantha Lofgran, winner of the 100m and 200m sprints.
The leading boy from this area was Camas County junior Isaac Simon. He placed second in high jump (6-0) and triple jump (40-9.75) at district and will carry the second-best qualifying measurements into the state meet.
Carey, sixth as a boys’ team with 44 points, posted its best district finish with a second from the 4x400m relay team of Tori Alvarez, Christian Zarate, Joe Parke and Collin Whitby.
Dietrich senior Jacob Dalton won the district 800m by 8.01 seconds, 1600m by 5.61 seconds and 3200m by 33.6 seconds—but he will find his dominance challenged at state by Logos (Moscow) junior Paul Ryan, who has a 9:09.93 time in the 3200m.
Other 1A winners were Lighthouse junior Gage Silva (110m/300m hurdles, 4x200 relay, 2nd 400m), Raft River junior Brandon Harper (long/triple jump, 400m, 4x400m) and Lighthouse freshman Eric Silva (100m, 200m, 4x200m, 2nd long jump). Race of the day Saturday was in the boys’ 400m, with Harper (53.38) nipping preliminary winner Gage Silva (53.72).
Carey, Camas County and Community School point-getting placers from the two-day 1A 4th District meet, along with event winners and complete team scores for the state-qualifying meet:
Teams: 1—Raft River of Malta 119 points (19 sprints, 6 distances, 28 hurdles, 36 relays, 30 field). 2—Hagerman 100. 3—Hansen 64.
4—Carey 63.5 points (10 sprints, 1 distances, 11 hurdles, 30 relays, 11.5 field). 5—Castleford 59. 6—Camas County of Fairfield 52 (0 sprints, 0 distances, 0 hurdles, 4 relays, 48 field). 7—Richfield 46.66. 8—Lighthouse Christian Academy of Twin Falls 38. 9—North Valley Academy of Gooding 27. 10—Dietrich 24.
11—Community School of Sun Valley 21 (0 sprints, 18 distances, 0 hurdles, 3 relays, 0 field). 12—Glenns Ferry 20. 13—Murtaugh 13. 14—Shoshone 11.
100m: 1—Samantha Lofgran (North Valley) 13.44. 8—Shayla Adamson (C) 14.80. 200m: 1—Samantha Lofgran (North Valley) 28.32. 400m: 1—Marcie Williams (Raft River) 1:02.37. 3—Kelsey Barker (C) 1:07.76. 6—Lilly Rivera (C) 1:09.69.
800m: 1—Larissa Knight (Hagerman) 2:41.68. 1600m: 1—Mesa Heimerdinger (Dietrich) 6:28.99. 2—Ava Mazzoni (CommSchool) 6:30.81. 5—Annika Landis (CommSchool) 6:45.54. 7—Sara Runkel (CommSchool) 7:04.25. 3200m: 1—Taylor King (Richfield) 14:30.84. 5—Annika Landis (CommSchool) 14:41.54. 8—McKenley Howard (C) 17:12.04.
100m high hurdles: 1—Kami Freestone (Raft River) 16.78. 3—Medin Cenarrusa (C) 18.30. 300m intermediate hurdles: 1—Marcie Williams (Raft River) 48.12. 4—Medin Cenarrusa (C) 53.30.
4x100m relay: 1—Carey (Daphne Kirkland, Clarissa Kirkland, Arriana Nielson, Kelsey Barker) 55.64. 5—Camas County (Hunter Rasmussen, Kyle Sanders, Tana Sabin, Leah Stewart) 58.55. 4x200m relay: 1—Raft River (Tani Whitaker, Lauren Schumann, Kami Freestone, Marcie Williams) 1:54.69. 2—Carey (Lilly Rivera, Arriana Nielson, Medin Cenarrusa, Kelsey Barker) 1:58.23.
4x400m relay: 1—Hagerman (Lauren Tiffany, Kylie Locklar, Angela Palermo, Larissa Knight) 4:34.12. 3—Carey (Shayla Adamson, Kennedy Howard, Hailee Johnson, Lilly Rivera) 5:04.08. Sprint medley relay (100, 100, 200, 400): 1—Raft River (Vicky Gomez, Alexis Tuckett, Kami Freestone, Marcie Williams) 1:58.49. 3—Carey (Daphne Kirkland, Clarissa Kirkland, Kelsey Barker, Medin Cenarrusa) 2:03:00. 6—CommSchool (Katelyn Rathfon, Annika Landis, Luma Randolph, Ava Mazzoni) 2:19.67.
Shotput: 1—Hayley White (Hagerman) 35-0.25. 2—Taylor Gorringe (CC) 33-6. 6—Ariel Reedy (CC) 29-4.25. 7—Jessica Lanier (CC) 28-10.25. Discus: 1—Taylor Gorringe (CC) 104-8. 2—Ariel Reedy (CC) 102-0. 3—Jessica Lanier (CC) 99-10.
Pole vault: 1—Sydney Jones (Raft River) 7-3. 2—Daphne Kirkland (C) 6-6.
High jump: 1—Alexis Tuckett (Raft River) 4-6. 5 (tie)—Shayla Adamson (C) 4-0. Long jump: 1—Reese Peters (Hansen) 15-9.75. 5—Hunter Rasmussen (CC) 13-10.5. Triple jump: 1—Anna Orr (Glenns Ferry) 32-4.75. 3—Hunter Rasmussen (CC) 31-6.25. 8—Leah Stewart (CC) 28-2.75.
Teams: 1 (tie)—Raft River 144 points (27 sprints, 20 distances, 8 hurdles, 36 relays, 53 field) and Lighthouse Christian Academy 144 points (48 sprints, 8 distances, 28 hurdles, 29 relays, 31 field).
3—Hagerman 110. 4—Castleford 59. 5—Dietrich 46.
6—Carey 44 points (5 sprints, 0 distances, 6 hurdles, 21 relays, 12 field). 7—Hansen 41. 8—Murtaugh 26.
9—Camas County 23 points (5 sprints, 0 distances, 0 hurdles, 0 relays, 18 field). 10—Glenns Ferry 16. 11—North Valley Academy 13. 12—Shoshone 11.
100m: 1—Eric Silva (Lighthouse) 11.71. 6—Christian Zarate (C) 12.34. 200m: 1—Eric Silva (Lighthouse) 23.52. 7—Christian Zarate (C) 25.30. 400m: 1—Brandon Harper (Raft River) 53.38. 6—Erick Peterson (CC) 57.84. 7—Nick Martin (CC) 1:00.28.
800m: 1—Jacob Dalton (Dietrich) 2:02.47. 1600m: 1—Jacob Dalton (Dietrich) 4:46.94. 3200m: 1—Jacob Dalton (Dietrich) 10:19.14.
110m high hurdles: 1—Gage Silva (Lighthouse) 16.02. 300m intermediate hurdles: 1—Gage Silva (Lighthouse) 42.24. 4—Nate Adamson (C) 45.33. 8—Zach Olsen (C) 49.57.
4x100m relay: 1—Raft River (Max Boden, Bruen Higley, Ethan Hansen, Wil Holtman) 46.18. 4—Carey (Christian Zarate, Tori Alvarez, Luis Garcia, Joe Parke) 47.98. 4x200m relay: 1—Lighthouse Christian (Eric Silva, Adam Taylor, Spencer Griffith, Gage Silva) 1:34.78. 5—Carey (Corban Johnson, Tori Alvarez, Zach Olsen, Nate Adamson) 1:42.31.
4x400m relay: 1—Raft River (Bruen Higley, Wil Holtman, Ethan Hansen, Brandon Harper) 3:40.51. 2—Carey (Tori Alvarez, Christian Zarate, Joe Parke, Collin Whitby) 3:48.23. Sprint medley relay: 1—Raft River (Max Boden, Bowdrie Ottley, Wacey Holtman, Kendal Gilbert) 3:58.79. 5—Carey (Collin Whitby, Corban Johnson, Tyson Mechan, Toby Whitworth) 4:33.37.
Shotput: 1—Morgan Shipp (Castleford) 50-8.5. Discus: 1—Kaleb Gunnell (Hansen) 158-6. 7—Matt Whitworth (C) 128-0. 8—Erick Peterson (CC) 115-3.
Pole vault: 1—Wacey Holtman (Raft River) 11-0.
High jump: 1—Bryce Kostelecky (Lighthouse) 6-2. 2—Isaac Simon (CC) 6-0. 5—Joe Parke (C) 5-10. Long jump: 1—Brandon Harper (Raft River) 19-8.5. 3—Luis Garcia (C) 19-2. Triple jump: 1—Brandon Harper (Raft River) 42-1.25. 2—Isaac Simon (CC) 40-9.75. 8—Cale Homer (CC) 37-4.