Thanks to strong performances in the field events, defending Northside Conference champions Camas County of Fairfield (boys) and Richfield (girls) captured Thursday's 10-school weekly track meet on the ISDB oval in Gooding.
Camas County got first places from Josh Shroyer (18-9 long jump) and Josh Rast (38-7 triple jump) en route to 60 points in the field, and the Mushers also won the 800-meter relay.
Richfield's girls (five 1sts) had 56 field points led by Moe Hubsmith's double in long jump (15-1 ½) and triple jump (32-2 ½).
Showing more balance but not nearly enough points in the field were runner-up teams from Carey. The Panther girls did the best in the hurdles and relays and the Carey boys did best in distances and relays.
Carey finished second in the boys' team standings (95 points, to Camas County's 119) and also in the girls' results (96 points, to Richfield's 121). Carey's lone individual winner was sophomore Scott Ellsworth in the 400-meter dash (56.3).
Serene Bingham, a Carey junior, earned the most individual points for her team, 24, with seconds in both hurdle events and the triple jump.
The Panthers of coaches Lane Kirkland and Lee Cook gained first places in the boys' 4x400m relay and girls' 4x200m.
"We're trying to find our strongest relay, and right now it looks like the 4x2," said Kirkland. "But Richfield is tough. They're scoring in a lot of different areas."
Kirkland said he has also been pleased with the contributions of freshmen girls Kelsey Green, Shelby Hansen, Kayla Bailey and Brooke Bingham.
Next, Carey School will host a weekly Northside meet Thursday, April 20 at 2 p.m. at Derrick Parke Memorial Field in Carey. Besides the usual Northside schools, Butte County of Arco, Rockland, North Gem of Bancroft and Jackpot (Nev.) are due to visit.
Here is a point breakdown for the top teams and placings for the Carey athletes at ISDB:
Team: 1—Richfield 121 (16 relays, 30 sprints, 11 distances, 8 hurdles, 56 field). 2—Carey 96 (28 relays, 10 sprints, 14 distances, 26 hurdles, 18 field).
1sts—4x200m relay with Kelsey Green, Kendra Olson, Whitney Peck, Brenna Silva (2:01.7).
2nds—Brenna Silva 200m (28.8); Serene Bingham 100m high hurdles (19.0), 300m intermediate hurdles (55.9) and triple jump (29-7 ¼); Kelsey Green long jump (13-4 ¾); and 4x100m relay with Whitney Peck, Kayla Bailey, Serene Bingham, Brooke Bingham (59.0).
3rds—Brooke Bingham 100m high hurdles (19.5); Kelsey Green 800m (2:51.4); and 4x400m relay with Kelsey Green, Kendra Olson, Whitney Peck, Brenna Silva (4:42.2).
4ths—Allison Shaffer 1600m (6:38.6) and 3200m (14:32.0); and medley relay with Shelby Hansen, Kayla Bailey, Kendra Olson, Brenna Silva (2:06.6).
5ths—Shelby Hansen 100m (14.8); Jennifer Cenarrusa 100m high hurdles (20.8); Brooke Bingham 300m intermediate hurdles (59.5); and Allison Shaffer high jump (4-0).
Team: 1—Camas County 119 (26 relays, 18 sprints, 0 distances, 15 hurdles, 60 field). 2—Carey 95 (26 relays, 12 sprints, 26 distances, 19 hurdles, 12 field).
1sts—Scott Ellsworth 400m (56.3); and 4x400m relay with Cody Baird, James Carlson, Allen Peck, Scott Ellsworth (3.50.9).
2nds—Allen Peck 3200m (11:04.5); Tyler Parke high jump (5-10); and Cody Baird 300m intermediate hurdles (44.9).
3rds—James Carlson 300m intermediate hurdles (46.7); Tyler Parke 1600m (5:10.4) and 3200m (11:16.2); 4x100m relay with Baird, Connor Rivera, Parke, Nathan Foster (48.5); and 4x200m relay with Baird, Carlson, Jared Cenarrusa, Foster (1:44.8).
4ths—Kade Peterson high jump (5-0) and 3200m (11:27.7); James Carlson 110m high hurdles (18.4); and medley relay with Baird, Rivera, Ellsworth, Peck (4:00.3).
5ths—Jared Cenarrusa 400m (1:01.5).
6ths—Devin Simpson 110m high hurdles (21.4); Kyle Brooks 3200m (11:43.8); and Allen Peck 800m (2:17.7).