You don't have to win many events in track and field as long as you have the depth for second- and third-place points.
Coach Lane Kirkland's Carey School Panthers demonstrated that track and field maxim once again Thursday. They won their first meet of 2006 with a well-balanced effort 105-87 over Richfield's Tigers.
"It was a real good day for our kids," said Kirkland. "Seemed like all of our individuals and a few of the relays improved times. They gained a little confidence with the conference meet coming up."
Carey put up only one first place, senior Brenna Silva's victory over Richfield's Cassie Wood in the 200-meter dash, but the Panthers added five seconds and seven thirds during the nine-team Northside Conference meet in Carey.
Kirkland said, "Allison (Shaffer) placed well in the distances and Serene Bingham and her sister Brooke pumped some points for us in hurdles."
Other outstanding girls were Camas County senior Beth McLam, who won both hurdles handily, and Shoshone's fine senior distance runner Kyli Astle, who won 800m by 14.16 seconds and 1600m by 38.90. Butte County's Savannah Silcock captured all three jumps.
Shoshone (85 points) finished a strong third with a couple of relay wins plus its 30-point distance sweep.
The Camas County boys continued their Northside dominance with a 136-113 triumph over the improving Carey boys. Camas piled up 67 points in the field and 52 in the relays/sprints. Carey countered with 35 in distances, 22 hurdles and 38 in the relays including three relay wins.
Highlight for Carey in the view of coach Lee Cook was the 4x200m relay victory anchored by Nathan Foster, who held off a Camas challenge down the homestretch in a photo finish.
Sophomore Kade Peterson was the only Carey individual winner, taking the 1600m by two seconds. He also ran the third leg of the 4x200 winner.
Camas County's Ben McLam swept the short sprints (11.80 and 24.70 seconds) while Fairfield's Chase Lee won the high jump easily (6-1) and the 4x100m relay of McLam, Lee, C.W. Stewart and Josh Rast (48.10) also won for Camas.
Carey and the Northside schools return to Gooding's ISDB track Thursday, April 27 at 2 p.m. for another weekly track meet. Here is a point breakdown for the top teams and placings for the Carey athletes last Thursday, at Carey:
Team: 1—Camas County 136 (28 relays, 24 sprints, 0 distances, 17 hurdles, 67 field). 2—Carey 113 (38 relays, 10 sprints, 35 distances, 22 hurdles, 8 field). 3—Butte County 90. 4—Bliss 43. 5—Richfield 39. 6—ISDB 32. 7—Shoshone 28. 8—Rockland 28. 9—Jackpot (Nev. 7.
1sts—Kade Peterson 1600m (5:08.10); 4x400m relay with Cody Baird, James Carlson, Allen Peck, Scott Ellsworth (3.49:30); 4x200m relay with James Carlson, Connor Rivera, Kade Peterson, Nathan Foster (1:41.83); and medley relay with Baird, Foster, Ellsworth, Peck (3:58.70).
2nds—Scott Ellsworth 400m (55:30); James Carlson 110m high hurdles (18.37); Cody Baird 300m intermediate hurdles (44.20); and 4x100m relay with Baird, Rivera, Tyler Parke, Foster (48.80).
3rds—James Carlson 300m intermediate hurdles (45.60); Kade Peterson 800m (2:15.00); and Allen Peck 3200m (11:07.00).
4ths—Allen Peck 800m (2:16.40); Tyler Parke high jump (5-6) and 1600m (5:12.40); Devin Simpson shotput (34-0 ½); and Kyle Brooks 3200m (11:43.00).
5ths—Tyler Cook 100m (12.59).
6ths—Tyler Parke 800m (2:20.03).
Team: 1—Carey 96 (26 relays, 17 sprints, 22 distances, 29 hurdles, 11 field). 2—Richfield 87 (0 relays, 17 sprints, 19 distances, 7 hurdles, 44 field) 87. 3—Shoshone 85 (20 relays, 10 sprints, 30 distances, 0 hurdles, 25 field). 4—Butte County 83.5. 5—Camas County 56. 6—Jackpot (Nev.) 42. 7—Bliss 26. 8—Rockland 20.5. 9—ISDB 2.
1sts—Brenna Silva 200m (28.40).
2nds—Serene Bingham 100m high hurdles (19.00) and 300m intermediate hurdles (56.70); Kelsey Green 800m (2:47.36); Allison Shaffer 3200m (14:45.00); and 4x400m relay with Kelsey Green, Kendra Olson, Whitney Peck, Brenna Silva (4:46.20).
3rds—Brooke Bingham 100m high hurdles (19.70); Allison Shaffer 1600m (6:49.00); Kendra Olson 400m (1:10.60); Whitney Peck discus (87-1); 4x100m relay with Shelby Hansen, Kayla Bailey, Serene Bingham, Whitney Peck (57.90); 4x200m relay with Kelsey Green, Kendra Olson, Whitney Peck, Brenna Silva (2:04.70); and medley relay with Shelby Hansen, Kayla Bailey, Kendra Olson, Brenna Silva (2:04.80).
4ths—Brooke Bingham 300m intermediate hurdles (59.22); and Serene Bingham triple jump (29-5).
5ths—Jennifer Cenarrusa 100m high hurdles (20.40).
6ths—Kayla Bailey 400m (1:14.90); Jennifer Cenarrusa 300m intermediate hurdles (1:01.07); and Kelsey Green long jump (13-3).