Friday, May 1, 2009

Bob Shay athletes give their best in Hailey

Buhl girls, Jerome boys take annual track meet

Buhl freshman Clara Comer was a star of Tuesday’s Bob Shay Memorial track meet in Hailey, winning the 100-meter dash in a school-record 12.5 seconds over Delaney Fox of Wood River. Here, she runs a relay for the Tribe. Buhl’s girls nipped Jerome 115-114 in the team rankings. Photo by David N. Seelig

Longtime Wood River High School athletic coach Bob Shay wasn't necessarily concerned about gold medals. He only wanted his male and female athletes to have good work ethics and give their best.

On a cool afternoon in Hailey, those types of attitudes were on display Tuesday when the Bob Shay Memorial track and field meet made its annual visit to Phil Homer Field. All the athletes and volunteers gave their best to make a memorable meet.

It was totally memorable for the Buhl Tribe girls. Led by freshman sprinter Clara Comer, 3A Buhl captured a rare 115-114 triumph over the perennially strong 4A Jerome Tigers in the girls' standings. The Jerome boys won their team race 106 to 97.5 over the Minico Spartans.

The Wolverines of coaches J.C. Nemecek and Mike Glenn placed fourth in the five-team field, 54 points for the boys (23 distances and 17 field) and 53 points for the girls (11 sprints, 14 hurdles and 18 field).

Comer, Tuesday's 400-meter dash winner, set a new Buhl school record in the 100m dash at 12.50 seconds, nipping Wood River senior Delaney Fox (12.60) in a photo finish. But long-legged Fox won the 100m high hurdles (15.70) over unattached Rigby senior Mckinzie Anderson.

Freshman Kaitana Martinez provided Hailey's other gold medal, winning the triple jump (32-11.25). Martinez was second in high jump and second in intermediate hurdles.

Besides their 30 points in sprints and 32 in field, Buhl's girls also found the winning margin over Jerome with 32 points in distances sparked by 800m and 1600m gold medals by freshman Skyler Barger.

Junior Chase Caulkins paced Wood River's boys (23 distances) with second-place results in the 3200m and 1600m runs. He ran side-by-side with sophomore James Paris in the 1600m, and Paris won by a hair at the finish in 4:53.00.

Rob Paris, Wolverine senior, took the triple jump gold (41-0.25) and senior Dale McLaughlin won the pole vault (12-3). Other stars included Minico sophomore Cade Owen, who swept the hurdles, and Spartan freshman Tyler Brown, the 100m and 200m dash winner.

Jerome senior Brian Wickham captured gold in shotput and discus. Buhl junior Bertrand Alcaraz Garcia finished first in 400m dash and long jump. Wood River placed three teams in relays topped by the runner-up medley of Ben Stout, John Bartoletta, Josh Arters and Dale McLaughlin.

Results from Jerome:

Boys results

Teams: 1—Jerome 106 (6 sprints, 14 hurdles, 14 distances, 50 field, 22 relays). 2—Minico 97.5. 3—Buhl 82.5.

4—Wood River 54 (2 sprints, 0 hurdles, 23 distances, 17 field, 12 relays). 5—Burley 32.

100m: 1—Tyler Brown (Min) 11.00. 4—Dale McLaughlin 12.10. Also: John Bartoletta 12.50 and Ben Broderick 12.80. 200m: 1—Tyler Brown (Min) 22.90. 400m: 1—Bertrand Alcaraz Garcia (Buhl) 51.70.


800m: 1—David Fillmore (Burley) 2:02.70. 1600m: 1—James Paris 4:53.00. 2—Chase Caulkins 4:53.10. 5—Andrew Pfeiffer 5:19.70. 3200m: 1—Taylor Bean (Burley) 10:20.40. 2—Chase Caulkins 10:45.8. 4—Andrew Pfeiffer 11:16.00.

110m high hurdles: 1—Cade Owen (Min) 16.00. 300m intermediate hurdles: 1—Cade Owen (Min) 42.30.

Long jump: 1—Bertrand Alcaraz Garcia (Buhl) 19-5. Triple jump: 1—Rob Paris 41-0.25. High jump: 1—Brady May (Min) 5-6.

Pole vault: 1—Dale McLaughlin 12-3. Shotput: 1—Brian Wickham (Jer) 43-11. Also: Colton Seely 36-2, Aubrey Tribble 35-8, Zeb Glenn 33-1, Isaiah Garza 29-2, Daniel Midby 26-0 and Anthony Williamson 23-6. Discus: 1—Brian Wickham (Jer) 158-0. 5—Colton Seely 104-2.

4x100m relay: 1—Minico 44.60 (David Griffin, Fernando Navarrete, Colton Mickelsen, Justin Martinez). 3—Wood River 48.40 (Aubrey Tribble, Ben Broderick, Jake Miczulski, Rob Paris). 4x200m relay: 1—Jerome 1:31.30 (Steward Bach, Zach Ingraham, Aaron Jackson, Cody McCoy). 4—Wood River 1:44.50 (John Bartoletta, Ben Broderick, Miles Hendrix, Nolan Arters).

Medley relay: 1—Buhl 3:54.60 (Brian Schofield, Jacob Meiers, Bertrand Alcaraz Garcia, Kurran Kelly). 2—Wood River 3:57.90 (Ben Stout, John Bartoletta, Josh Arters, Dale McLaughlin). 4x400m relay: 1—Jerome 3:35.10 (Steward Bach, Sergio Mendoza, Jake Dudley, Jake Hollifield).

Girls results

Teams: 1—Buhl 115 (30 sprints, 3 hurdles, 32 distances, 32 field, 18 relays). 2—Jerome 114 (8 sprints, 20 hurdles, 16 distances, 40 field, 30 relays). 3—Minico 59.5

4—Wood River 53 (11 sprints, 14 hurdles, 10 distances, 18 field, 0 relays). 5—Burley 14.5.

100m: 1—Clara Comer (Buhl) 12.50. 2—Delaney Fox 12.60. 5—Kaitana Martinez 13.44. Also: Lucy Paisley 13.80 and Taylor Jameson 16.50. 200m: 1—Marlee Chandler (Min) 26.13. Also: Emily Matthews 34.30. 400m: 1—Clara Comer (Buhl) 1:03.30. 3—Lucy Paisley 1:04.00. Also: Emily Matthews 1:22.00.

800m: 1—Skyler Barger (Buhl) 2:31.10. 5—Brooke Bowers 2:44.00. 1600m: 1—Skyler Barger (Buhl) 5:47.50. 3—Corrine Smith 6:18.00. 4—Tristin Bowers 6:32.00. 5—Brooke Bowers 6:43.00. 3200m: 1—Mackenzie Chojnacky (Jer) 12:09.00. 4—Tristin Bowers 13:31.00.

100m high hurdles: 1—Delaney Fox 15.70. 2—Mckinzie Anderson (Rigby, unattached) 16.20. 300m intermediate hurdles: 1—Taryn Larsen (Jer) 51.30. 2—Kaitana Martinez 53.00. Also: Mckinzie Anderson (Rigby, unattached) 48.60.

Long jump: 1—Hayley Rienstra (Jer) 16-2.5. 2—Mckinzie Anderson (Rigby, unattached) 15-8.5. Triple jump: 1—Kaitana Martinez 32-11.25. Also: Mckinzie Anderson (Rigby, unattached) 34-0.25. High jump: 1—Chelsea Hepworth (Min) 4-10. 2—Kaitana Martinez 4-8.

Pole vault: 1—Rene Gwin (Buhl) 8-7. Shotput: 1—Whitney Amoth (Buhl) 33-4. Also: Cheyenne Swanson 25-8 and Amy Heather 21-9. Discus: 1—Erica Browning (Min) 97-11. 3—Cheyenne Swanson 91-10. Also: Amy Heather 52-6.

4x100m relay: 1—Jerome 51.00 (Jasmine Branch, Haylee Burnham, Hannah Hillier, Ashley Yagla). 4x200m relay: 1—Jerome 1:51.20 (Haylee Burnham, Jasmine Branch, Ashley Yagla, Chelsea Layne).

Medley relay: 1—Buhl 1:55.00 (Clara Comer, Liz Comer, Kristina Gelever, Hannah Gallon). 4x400m relay: 1—Jerome 4:21.10 (Taryn Larsen, Chelsea Layne, Mackenzie Chojnacky, Sidney Suitter).

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