Most of the bragging rights belonged to the Camas County Mushers from Fairfield on the first day of the state-qualifying 4th District 1A prep track and field meet Wednesday after-noon at Jerome High School.
But the Carey School girls' sprint medley relay team had its own moment in the warm Magic Valley sun with a thrill-ing victory over Castleford. It was Carey's only gold medal of the first day of competition.
The 800-meter medley team of Angelica Zarate, Lilly Riv-era, McKayla Mecham and Mi-caela Adamson (1:58.44) had the second-fastest 1A medley time of the year in Idaho to nip Cas-tleford (1:58.94) at the finish.
Carey's Jack Cenarrusa (3rd high jump 5-8), Charlie Rivera (4th triple jump 40-0.5) and Jaide Parke (3rd 3200-meter run in 12:51.14) qualified for state.
The Camas boys won all three of the field event finals and got a 1-2 finish by Bryan John 10:39.74 and Airik Dono-hoe in the 3200-meter run to grab a 63-38 lead over Hager-man in the 12-team boys' ranks.
Winning their events were Mushers Andrew Simon (1st high jump 5-10), Carlos Robles (1st triple jump 40-7.25 season-best) and Jordan Robles (1st shotput 44-7 season-best).
Camas four-event contender Katelyn Peterson won the long jump by nearly eight inches with a leap of 16-9 that was the best 1A jump so far this spring. Richfield's Sasha Kent (11:55.54) also had a 1A state-best in winning the 3200m.