Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Golds by Swanson, Stout lead Wolverine track

At Angie Wyatt meet in Filer

On a windy Friday afternoon, 15 southern Idaho and Wood River Valley track and field schools from 4A to 1A classes converged at Filer High School for the annual Angie Wyatt Invitational meet.

Winds blew at 25 miles per hour—typical of Idaho spring.

Wood River High School of Hailey, Carey High School and Camas County of Fairfield came together at the same meet for the first and only time during the 2012 prep track season.

Earning two gold medals apiece were Wood River seniors Cheyenne Swanson (discus, shotput) and Ben Stout (800-meter and 3200m runs) and Camas County senior Katelyn Peterson (high, triple jumps).

Peterson added second places in long jump and the 300m intermediate hurdles to amass 36 of 37.5 Musher points. Camas' girls and boys placed seventh overall as teams.

Swanson's personal-best 36-10.75 in shotput led the field by nearly two feet, and her top-of-the-day discus toss of 114-6 was a winner by nearly 18 feet despite the persistent breeze that affected discus distances.

Stout won the 800m by less than a second over Buhl sophomore Kellen Gillins, and the Wood River senior took the 3200m by over eight seconds.

Other first-place finishers were Carey senior Charlie Rivera (triple jump by nearly 7 inches), Camas senior Andrew Simon (a 6-0 high jump) and Camas junior Jordan Robles (discus by nearly 2 feet).

Wood River junior sprinter Ian Keys did not compete because of a hamstring sprain.

The Jerome Tiger girls dominated the girls' meet with 132.5 points, ahead of Canyon Ridge of Twin Falls (77).

Tiger junior distance runner Jasmine Nesbitt swept the 1600m (winning by nearly 11 seconds), the 3200m (by 14 seconds) and the 800m (by over 4 seconds). Jerome won three of four relays and added 38 points in the hurdles and the jumps.

For the boys, Buhl's more balanced point total of 90 points (24 relays, 22 jumps, 22 hurdles, 18 distances) lifted the Tribe past speed-dominated Kimberly (80 points, 54 coming in the sprints and 23 in the relays).

Here are the Wood River, Carey and Camas point-getting efforts in first through sixth places at Filer, plus the non-scoring individual placings in seventh and eighth places:

1st places—Cheyenne Swanson (WR senior) shotput 36-10.75 and discus 114-6; Ben Stout (WR senior) 800-meter run 2:07.42 and 3200m 10:20.50; Katelyn Peterson (CC senior) high jump 5-4 and triple jump 36-11.50; Jordan Robles (CC junior) discus 144-10; Andrew Simon (CC senior) high jump 6-0; and Charlie Rivera (C senior) triple jump 42-11.25.

2nd places—Katelyn Peterson (CC) 300m intermediate hurdles 49.91 and long jump 15-4.

3rd places—Micaela Adamson (C senior) triple jump 33-7.5; and Jack Cenarrusa (C senior) high jump 5-10.

4th places—Micaela Adamson (C senior) 300m intermediate hurdles 51.53; Cody Lane (CC senior) high jump 5-8 and Isaac Simon (CC freshman) high jump 5-8.

5th places—Alexis Gonzalez (WR freshman) 1600m 5:03.78; Stephanie Moore (CC junior) triple jump 32-2.75; Carey girls' medley relay (Daphne Kirkland, McKayla Mecham, Angelica Zarate, Micaela Adamson) 2:04.13; and Camas boys' medley relay (Andrew Simon, George Simon, Cody Lane, Davey Knowlton) 4:01.54.

6th places—Corrine Smith (WR senior) 800m 2:46.22 and 1600m 5:57.69; Charlie Rivera (C senior) long jump 18-4; Nate Thomas (WR sophomore) 3200m 11:03.62; and Camas girls' 4x400m relay (Kylie Walker, Sierra Sabin, Carlie Strom, Larissa Stewart) 4:53.58.

7th places—Jaide Parke (C junior) 1600m 6:04.64; Alexis Gonzalez (WR freshman) 3200m 11:04.02; Stephanie Moore (CC junior) long jump 13-0.5; Jade Atkinson (WR senior) 3200m 13:54.22; and Larissa Stewart (CC sophomore) 400m 1:11.73.

8th places—Kenya Schott (WR freshman) 800m 2:49.00; and Francisco Gamino (C junior) shotput 40-5.

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