Off-season training in distance running has been a boon for some Wood River High School track and field athletes who showed their stuff during their first meet of the 2011 season March 17 at Jerome High.
Senior James Paris and junior Ben Stout placed 1-2 in the 800-meter, 1600m and 3200m distance races at the three-school meet between Wood River, Jerome and Pocatello. Paris' winning times were 2:05.5, 4:48 and 10:07. Stout was behind in 2:05.6, 5:01 and 10:21.
Other WRHS top placers:
2—Cheyenne Swanson discus (98-11) and shotput (30-11.5), and girls 4x400m relay (Nicole Pratt, Morgan Brimstein, Taylinn Lake, Corrine Smith in 5:33).
3—Teague Ruhter shotput (39-8.5 PR), Nicole Pratt 400m (1:13), Corrine Smith 1600m (6:21) and Chase England 3200m (10:45). 4—Nicole Pratt 200m (29.7), Corrine Smith 800m (2:41) and Morgan Brimstein 400m (1:18).
Wood River is due to compete Thursday, March 31 with Minico, Burley and Twin Falls at Burley.
Small school track
Carey High School and Camas County track athletes sampled competition for the first time before spring break—Carey at the Kimberly Invitational March 17 and Camas County at the Gooding Invitational March 10.
Winning the 4x200-meter relay and placing in three other relays, the Carey girls earned 41 points and placed fifth in the 13-school field.
Lorene Andrews was third in discus (91-8). Jaide Parke placed fourth in the 1600m and 3200m, and Micaela Adamson sixth in the 100m. For Carey's boys, Joe Laidlaw was second in 300m intermediate hurdles (44.63) and three relay teams placed.
Katelyn Peterson tuned up for the Camas spring season by winning the high jump (5-4) and triple jump (34-8) in the Gooding competition.
The first Northside track meet is set for today, Wednesday at ISDB, Gooding.