Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Carey, Camas win weekly meet, set to defend titles

Northside finals Thursday in Carey

Express Staff Writer

If you liked the final result of the top teams in Thursday's 12-school Northside Conference meet on the Carey High School oval, you're probably going to love the results of this Thursday's Northside Conference Championships, also in Carey.

The Carey Panther boys and Camas County girls won last Thursday's meet—Carey dominating in the distances to beat Lighthouse Christian Academy 128 to 104.5, and Camas using its strength in hurdles to edge out Butte County 95 to 92.5.

Carey's boys and the Camas girls are also expected to defend their Northside Conference titles Thursday, May 8 when the regular season wraps up at Derrick Parke Memorial Field in Carey, at 2 p.m.

Hopefully the weather will be favorable, as it was last Thursday. Certainly for Carey, the relay batons were on fire.

"We had a good day in the relays," said Carey boys' coach Lee Cook. Indeed, Carey enjoyed its best relay day of the spring for 36 big points, winning the 4x100-meter relay, the 4x200m and the 4x400m and disqualifying in the medley.

Carey's winning relay times were very competitive. Compared to last year's State 1A relay times, last week's times would have put the Panthers in at least the top four at state in 2007. The 4x100m Panther relay of Jacy Baird, D.J. Simpson, Heith Adamson and Gonzalo Zarate won by 1.70 seconds.

Seniors Blake Whitby and Kade Peterson placed 1-2 in the 3200m run. Whitby had a solid 4:55.00 time, seven seconds faster than the previous week, to win the 1600m by five seconds. He wasn't the only Panther to pick up the pace a bit.

D.J. Simpson scorched the 800m course with a 2:08.30 time, 2.5 seconds better than the previous week—but 800m winner Simpson will still need to shave off another eight or nine seconds for a good state finish. His younger brother Dillon Simpson was six seconds faster in the 800m to finish third.

Also, in the 300m intermediate hurdles, D.J. Simpson stepped into a new role and won the event in a great photo finish over Camas County senior Ben McLam.

Four other outstanding boys who earned multi-gold medals Thursday were Jake Lagle of Hagerman, Chris Bulcher of Lighthouse Christian, Jaren Stoddard of Dietrich and Blake VanEtten of Butte County.

Last year's State 1A triple jump silver medalist Lagle won Thursday's triple jump by an inch over Bulcher, who doubled by winning the high jump (6-4) and 110m high hurdles. Dietrich sprinter Stoddard swept the 100m, 200m and 400m.

And as far as VanEtten was concerned, Carey's facility just couldn't restrain him.

VanEtten, a senior who won both State 2A throws in 2007, threw the shotput clear out of Carey's 48-foot pit to win in 53-10 ½, only 10 feet off the overall Gem State record. He won the discus by nearly 20 feet in 161-5 ½, just nine feet off the State 1A track meet discus standard.

In Thursday's girls' meet, Camas County junior sprinter Lindsey Peterson captured the 100m and 200m dashes and anchored the winning Musher 4x100m relay. Carey soph Amy Ellsworth won the 400m dash and 800m run by big margins.

Camas' Hailey Gregory helped her team take team honors with a winning 300m intermediate hurdles, just nipping Butte County's Devri Pope, and Gregory was the runner-up to Pope in the 100m high hurdles.

Other double winners were Richfield's Morgan Hubsmith (long jump, triple jump), Shoshone's Kelly Perron (throws) and Taylor Astle of Shoshone (1600m, 3200m). Carey soph Jessica Parke won high jump in 4-9.

The Northside schools travel to Buhl High School for the state-qualifying Northside-Southside 1A meet May 14-15.

From the district meet, four individuals and two relay teams make the grade for the State 1A track meet May 22-23 in Boise. Here are last Thursday's results from Carey:

Boys results

Teams: 1—Carey 128 points (15 sprints, 11 hurdles, 49 distances, 23 field, 30 relays). 2—Lighthouse Christian Academy of Twin Falls 104.5 (15.5 sprints, 21 hurdles, 7 distances, 33 field, 28 relays). 3—Dietrich 62. 4—Shoshone 60.

5—Camas County of Fairfield 57 (8 sprints, 12 hurdles, 0 distances, 30 field, 7 relays). 6—Butte County of Arco 46.5. 7—Hagerman 32. 8—Richfield 21. 9—Hansen 10. 10—Jackpot (Nev.) 5. 11—Bliss and ISDB 0.

100m: 1—Jaren Stoddard (Diet) 11.53. 2—Ben McLam (CC) 12.00. 200m: 1—Jaren Stoddard (Diet) 23.30. 4—Gonzalo Zarate (C) 24.90. 6—Kwenton Richardson (C) 25.50. 400m: 1—Jaren Stoddard (Diet) 51.90. 2—Scott Ellsworth (C) 54.10. 5—Kade Peterson (C) 58.10.

800m: 1—D.J. Simpson (C) 2:08.30. 3—Dillon Simpson (C) 2:13.80. 1600m: 1—Blake Whitby (C) 4:55.00. 4—Kade Peterson (C) 5:08.10. 3200m: 1—Blake Whitby (C) 10:48.40. 2—Kade Peterson (C) 11:30.40. 6—Nathan VanEvery (C) 12:25.10.

110m high hurdles: 1—Chris Bulcher (Lighthouse) 16.26. 4—Ben McLam (CC) 17.20. 6—Jacy Baird (C) 18.50. 300m intermediate hurdles: 1—D.J. Simpson (C) 42.40. 2—Ben McLam (CC) 42.80.

High jump: 1—Chris Bulcher (Lighthouse) 6-4. 2—Tyler Parke (C) 6-2. 3 (tie)—Jacy Baird (C) 5-8. 5—Trevor Peck (C) 5-6. Long jump: 1—Jake Lagle (Hagerman) 19-6.50. 2—Heith Adamson (C) 18-11. Triple jump: 1—Jake Lagle (Hagerman) 40-10. 4—Derek Walker (CC) 37-3.25. 5—Mickenzie Boggs (CC) 36-8. Shotput: 1—Blake Vanetten (Butte) 53-10.25. 3—J.D. Jewett (CC) 42-7.25. 4—Jeff Ellingson (CC) 42-3. Discus: 1—Blake Vanetten (Butte) 161-5.50. 2—Jeff Ellingson (CC) 142-4. 3—J.D. Jewett (CC) 125-1.25.

4x100m relay: 1—Carey (Jacy Baird, D.J. Simpson, Heith Adamson, Gonzalo Zarate) 46.70. 4—Camas County 50.20. 4x200m relay: 1—Carey (Scott Ellsworth, Heith Adamson, Gonzalo Zarate, D.J. Simpson) 1:36.10.

Medley relay: 1—Dietrich (Anthony Pitman, Tyrel Porter, Jaren Stoddard, Scott Perron) 3:50.00. 6—Camas County 4:51.00. 4x400m relay: 1—Carey (Scott Ellsworth, Jacy Baird, Gonzalo Zarate, Dillon Simpson) 3:43.70. 6—Camas County 4:27.60.

Girls results

Teams: 1—Camas County 95 points (25 sprints, 24 hurdles, 9 distances, 27 field, 15 relays). 2—Butte County 92.5 (23.5 sprints, 18 hurdles, 9 distances, 6 field, 36 relays). 3—Shoshone 80.

4—Carey 63 (10 sprints, 5 hurdles, 16 distances, 22 field, 10 relays).

5—Dietrich 50.5. 6—Hagerman 50. 7—Richfield 43. 8—Lighthouse Christian Academy 23. 9—Hansen 12. 10—Jackpot 6. 11—ISDB 2. 12—Bliss 0.

100m: 1—Lindsey Peterson (CC) 13.15. 200m: 1—Lindsey Peterson (CC) 27.20. 3 (tie)—Paige Davies (CC) 28.5. 400m: 1—Amy Ellsworth (C) 1:04.90.

800m: 1—Amy Ellsworth (C) 2:37.70. 6—Megan Stampke (CC) 3:01.90. 1600m: 1—Taylor Astle (Sho) 5:56.60. 3—Amy Ellsworth (C) 6:23.30. 3200m: 1—Taylor Astle (Sho) 12:42.00. 2—Megan Stampke (CC) 13:38.10.

100m high hurdles: 1—Devri Pope (Butte) 17.60. 2—Hailey Gregory (CC) 18.00. 3—Toni Wear (CC) 18.30. 6—Brooke Bingham (C) 21.00. 300m intermediate hurdles: 1—Hailey Gregory (CC) 52.30. 4—Kayla Bailey (C) 55.10.

High jump: 1—Jessica Parke (C) 4-9. 4—Mollie McLam (CC) 4-0. 5—Tessa Rumsey (CC) 4-0. Long jump: 1—Morgan Hubsmith (Rich) 16-0.25. 2—Paige Davies (CC) 14-10. 4—Jennifer Cenarrusa (C) 13-5. 5—Hailey Gregory (CC) 13-2.5. Triple jump: 1—Morgan Hubsmith (Rich) 33-1. 2—Amy Ellsworth (C) 32-6. 4—Paige Davies (CC) 29-10.25. Shotput: 1—Kelly Perron (Sho) 32-7.5. 3—Rachael Higbee (CC) 29-9.5. Discus: 1—Kelly Perron (Sho) 91-9. 6—Sunnie Vouch (CC) 81-7.

4x100m relay: 1—Camas County (Mollie McLam, Toni Wear, Paige Davies, Lindsey Peterson) 54.40. 3—Carey 1:00.00. 4x200m relay: 1—Butte County (Amanda McCurdy, Dartell Beard, Devri Pope, Chelsie Pope) 1:57.10. 6—Camas County 2:09.50.

Medley relay: 1—Butte County (Rachel Cummins, Dartell Beard, Amanda McCurdy, Michelle Strom) 2:01.90. 4—Carey 2:09.50. 4x400m relay: 1—Dietrich (Halie Stoddard, Porter, Nakia Norman, Jesse Dill) 4:38.40. 4—Camas County 5:14.40.

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