Depth and 42 points in the field events lifted the Camas County boys to a slim 86-84 win over Bliss Thursday in the weekly Northside Conference track and field meet, at Derrick Parke Memorial Field in Carey.
The outstanding boy was Bliss' Joseph Huxhold, who won the 100-meter dash, 110m high hurdles and 300m intermediate hurdles and started Bliss' winning medley.
Mackay's Wrangler Williams captured the 200m dash, discus and high jump.
On the girls' side of the 11-school meet, the Richfield Tigers parlayed 28 points in the relays and 27 points in the field into an 83-76 victory over the Challis Vikings.
The top girl was Challis' Amanda Robinson, winner of the 100m and 200m dashes and high jump in addition to a second place in triple jump. Camas County's Beth McLam won both hurdles events.
Host Carey School settled for sixth places in both boys' and girls' team standings. Coaches Blaine Tingey and Lane Kirkland tipped their hats to the tough competition and noticed progress in their ranks.
Carey competed without junior sprinting star Brenna Silva, sitting out a week with a hyperextended knee. Coach Kirkland singled out senior Brooke McAfee for mention. "Brooke is coming along well in the hurdles and she helps us in the relays," he said.
Serene Bingham, Carey sophomore prospect, added 18 individual points with a second in the intermediate hurdles, third in triple jump and fourth in high hurdles.
The Northside schools travel to the ISDB track in Gooding for another meet Thursday, April 28 then return to Carey for the Northside Championships on Thursday, May 5.
Top team standings: 1—Richfield 83 (9 sprints-1 hurdles-18 distances-27 field-28 relays). 2—Challis 76 (22S-7H-29D-18F-0R). 3—Oakley 68. 4—Camas 65 (9S-20H-4D-18F-14R). 5—Mackay 58. 6—Carey 51 (2S-18H-0D-11F-20R).
1sts—Beth McLam (CC) 100m high hurdles (17.90) and 300m intermediate hurdles (54.40); Rose Schwarzbach (CC) shotput (27-8).
2nds—Serene Bingham (C) 300m intermediate hurdles (55.30); Katrina Davis (CC) discus (65-9); Camas 400m relay (55.80); and Carey 1600m relay Brooke McAfee, Melissa Peck, Serene Bingham, Whitney Peck (4:43.50).
3rds—Rose Schwarzbach (CC) 200m (29.40); Serene Bingham (C) triple jump (30-5); and Carey medley relay Cassie Weaver, Bonnie Olsen, Melissa Peck, Whitney Peck (2:12.32).
4ths—Serene Bingham (C) 100m high hurdles (19.32); Brooke McAfee (C) 300m intermediate hurdles (56.73); Cortnee Hodgins (CC) 3200m (16:22.80); Bonnie Olsen (C) discus (61-11); Camas medley relay (2:14.00); and Carey 800m relay Amanda Hill, Melissa Peck, Whitney Peck, Lacey Peterson (2:04.02).
5ths—Rose Schwarzbach (CC) 100m (13.90); Amanda Hill (C) 400m (1:14.50); Brooke McAfee (C) 100m high hurdles (19.50); Camas 800m relay (2:09.10); and Carey 400m relay Cassie Weaver, Amanda Hill, Brooke McAfee, Lacey Peterson (57.60).
6ths—Beth McLam (CC) 100m (14.00); and Allison Shaffer (C) high jump (4-0).
Top team standings: 1—Camas County 86 (18 sprints-12 hurdles-0 distances-42 field-14 relays). 2—Bliss 84 (23S-20H-26D-1F-14R). 3—Challis 75. 4—Oakley 71. 5—Mackay 69. 6—Carey 42 (2S-8H-10D-0F-22R).
2nds—Mike Blodgett (CC) 400m (55.30); Dakota Dalin (CC) 110m high hurdles (16.30); Chase Lee (CC) high jump (5-10); Camas 800m relay (1:42.40); Carey 1600m relay James Carlson, Allen Peck, Tadd Green, Brad Hunt (4:04.0); Carey medley Cody Baird, Nathan Foster, Tadd Green, Allen Peck (4:09.90).
3rds—Dakota Dalin (CC) 100m (11.90); Brad Hunt (C) 300m intermediate hurdles (48.10); Mike Blodgett (CC) long jump (17-10); Josh Shroyer (CC) triple jump (35-11 ½); CW Stewart (CC) discus (105-2); Camas 400m relay (47.70).
4ths—Ben McLam (CC) 110m high hurdles (19.23); Allen Peck (C) 3200m (11:12.89); Josh Rast (CC) long jump (17-5) and triple jump (35-9); Mark Wilson (CC) shotput (37-8); Carey 800m relay Cody Baird, Connor Rivera, Tadd Green, Brad Hunt (1.43.95).
5ths—Ben McLam (CC) 100m (11.99) and 200m (24.48); Brad Hunt (C) 400m (57.80); D.J. Simpson (C) 110m high hurdles (20.41); Blake Whitby (C) 1600m (5:19.80) and 3200m (11:20.70); Dakota Dalin (CC) long jump (17-5); Jordan Lemons (CC) triple jump (35-4).
6ths—Allen Peck (C) 800m (2:20.10); Kade Peterson (C) 1600m (5:22.70).