Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Carey Panthers put it in gear

Carey’s Tyler Parke has been soaring to new heights in the high jump this season. Photo by David N. Seelig

Picking up the majority of their points in running events, the Carey boys finished second in a Northside Conference Invitational track meet Thursday hosted by the Panthers.

Racing at Derrick Parke Memorial Field, Carey racked up 99 points in the track events, 36 in the relays and 23 in field to amass 158 points, just 12 shy of first-place Oakley with 170.

"That Oakley bunch is tough and deep," boys' coach Lee Cook said.

Rounding out the field: Camas County 75, Shoshone 62, Rockland 40, Richfield 14, Mackay 8, Bliss and ISDB.

Shoshone topped the girls' team standings with 113 points, followed by Oakley 67, Mackay 66, Camas 64, Rockland 59, Carey 52, Richfield 50, ISDB 16 and Bliss 15.

The Lady Panthers were fairly even across the board with 23 points in track events, 22 in field and 7 in relays.

Panthers Blake Whitby, Tyler Parke, and D.J. Simpson posted individual wins. Whitby, Kade Peterson and Dillon Simpson swept both the 1600m and 3200m events. Carey also claimed the 4x400 relay, their signature event, and the medley relay.

ISDB in Gooding is the site of the next Northside Conference tilt on Thursday, April 24. 14 teams are expected to compete in the district tune-up.

"It's going to be a real challenge. There's some really good teams out there," Cook said.

Carey results

First place: Tyler Parke (high jump), Blake Whitby (3200m/1600m), D.J. Simpson (800m), medley relay (Richardson-Adamson-Ellsworth-Peterson), 4x400 relay (Ellsworth-Baird-Zarate-D.J. Simpson).

Second place: Heith Adamson (long jump), Kade Peterson (3200m/1600m), Scott Ellsworth (400m), boys' 4x100 relay (Baird-D.J. Simpson-Adamson-Zarate), boys' 4x200 relay (Ellsworth-Adamson-Zarate-D.J. Simpson), *Amy Ellsworth (triple jump/1600m), Kayla Bailey (300h).

Third place: Dillon Simpson (3200m/1600m/800m), Jacy Baird (110h), Joe Laidlaw (300h), Jessica Parke (high jump), girls' medley relay (Hansen-Cenarrusa-Bailey-Ellsworth).

Fourth place: Tyler Parke (800m), Kade Peterson (400m), Zarate Gonzalo (200m), Emilee Butcher (discus), Jen Cenarrusa (110h).

Fifth place: Jacy Baird (high jump), Andrew Carlson (shot put), Kwenton Richardson (400m), Emily Andrews (discus), Shelby Hansen (110h).

Sixth place: Trevor Peck (high jump), Joe Laidlaw (110h), Jen Cenarrusa (long jump), Lorene Andrews (shot put), Brooke Bingham (110h), girls' 4x100 relay (Hansen-Bailey-Cenarrusa- Parke).

*Amy Ellsworth broke the school triple jump record set by Tamarah Adamson in 2000. The new mark is 32-10. The previous record was 32-5.5.

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