Friday, April 26, 2013

Track athletes pile up gold medals on ISDB oval

Parke, Berndt lead Wednesday’s stars

Carey’s McKayla Mecham (left) takes the baton from teammate Daphne Kirkland in the 4x100-meter relay event of the Carey Invitational April 18. Photo by Willy Cook

     Carey High School senior Jaide Parke and Lighthouse Christian Academy senior Eli Berndt were the big individual winners Wednesday during an 11-school Northside Conference prep track and field meet on the ISDB oval in Gooding.

     Parke now boasts the top Idaho 1A time in the 3200-meter distance run at 12:09.90 posting that eight-lap time Wednesday and winning the ISDB event by two minutes and 16 seconds.

     The lanky Panther runner added wins in the 1600m by 31.3 seconds and 800m by 5.5 seconds to capture three of the six golds for Carey’s girls en route to a team runner-up placing with 104.33 points behind the field and sprint-strong Hagerman Pirates (137.33 points).

     All Berndt did Wednesday was fly down the ISDB track to sprint wins in the 200m and 400m—finishing his four gold medal afternoon with narrow victories in the long jump and triple jump. He piled up 40 of his team’s fourth-place 62.

     Hagerman ran away with the boys’ team title with 164.5 points and the Carey boys with their 24 in relays and 32.5 points in the field events placed third of 10 teams with 64.5.

     Other golds for the Carey girls came from freshman Clarissa Kirkland in long jump, and the 4x100m and 4x200m relay teams with 2.2-second and 3.6-second wins respectively. Those teams consisted of Daphne Kirkland, McKayla Mecham, Arriana Nielson,  Kelsey Barker (4x100m), with Lilly Rivera and Medin Cenarrusa joining Barker and Mecham on the 4x200m team.

     Community School sophomore Sydney Hagenbuch, boasting the fifth-fastest Idaho 1A time in the 400m dash this spring, won Wednesday’s 400m by over one second in 1:02.60. She also finished fourth in the 200m dash at 29.30 seconds.

     Junior Bryson Van Every had a fine day for Carey including second place in the high jump (5-6). Poncho Gamino claimed second in shotput (46-0), the same placing as Carey’s 4x200m relay with Christian Zarate, Tori Alvarez, Luis Garcia and Gunner Thompson.

     Murtaugh senior Troy Baynes, who set a new school record of 2:07.30 winning the 800-meter run at the April 18 Carey Invitational, destroyed that new record with a 2:01.80 time winning Wednesday’s 800m.

     Hagerman junior Kade Kress was a stalwart for the Pirate champs, placing second in 100m (11.50), first in shotput (47-9.5) and joining Hagerman’s gold medal-winning 4x100m and 4x200m relays. And Castleford senior Logan Rector, the top 110m high hurdler among 1A boys this spring, easily won the two hurdles races at ISDB.

     Double winners for the girls included Richfield freshman Jade Williams (high jump, triple jump) and Hagerman junir Hayley White (shotput, discus).

     Next up: The Northside Conference Championships Wednesday, May 1 back at Derrick Parke Memorial Field in Carey. Top Carey and Community School placers from Wednesday’s meet, along with complete team scores:

Boys’ results

     Teams: 1—Hagerman 164.5 points (34.5 sprints, 43 distances, 0 hurdles, 40 relays, 47 field). 2—Castleford 83.5.

     3—Carey 64.5 (4 sprints, 4 distances, 0 hurdles, 24 relays, 32.5 field). 4—Lighthouse Christian Academy of Twin Falls 62. 5—Dietrich 59.5. 6—Shoshone 57. 7—Murtaugh 49. 8—Richfield 26. 9—North Valley Academy of Gooding 23. 10—Bliss 14.

     100m: 4 (tie)—Christian Zarate (C) 11.80.

     800m: 7—Collin Whitby (C) 2:25.00. 1600m: 7—Collin Whitby (C) 5:33.00.

     4x100m relay: 3—Carey (Christian Zarate, Luis Garcia, Gunner Thompson, Tori Alvarez) 49.00. 4x200m relay: 2—Carey (Christian Zarate, Tori Alvarez, Luis Garcia, Gunner Thompson) 1:41.90.

     4x400m relay: 4—Carey (Christian Zarate, Zach Olsen, Tori Alvarez, Gunner Thompson) 4:00.00. Sprint medley relay: 4—Carey 4:14.90.

     Shotput: 2—Francisco Gamino (C) 46-0. Discus: 6—Matt Whitworth (C) 102-3. 8—Francisco Gamino (C) 101-1.

     High jump: 2—Bryson Van Every (C) 5-6. Long jump: 4—Bryson Van Every (C) 19-2. 6 (tie)—Zach Olsen (C) 18-1. Triple jump: 5—Bryson Van Every (C) 34-0. 8—Luis Garcia (C) 32-10.5.


Girls’ results

     Teams: 1—Hagerman 137.33 points (30.33 sprints, 11 distances, 10 hurdles, 36 relays, 50 field). 2—Carey 104.33 points (11.33 sprints, 38 distances, 5 hurdles, 36 relays, 14 field).

     3—Richfield 86. 4—Murtaugh 59. 5—Castleford 43. 6—Lighthouse Christian 42. 7—Shoshone 36. 8—Glenns Ferry 25.33. 9—Dietrich 25. 10—North Valley Academy 22. 11—Community School of Sun Valley 16.

     100m: 4—Kelsey Barker (C) 13.80. 8 (tie)—Clarissa Kirkland (C) 14.40. 200m: 3—McKayla Mecham (C) 29.00. 4—Sydney Hagenbuch (CS) 29.30. 400m: 1—Sydney Hagenbuch (CS) 1:02.60. 8—Annika Landis (CS) 1:13.70.

     800m: 1—Jaide Parke (C) 2:40.90. 2—Lilly Rivera (C) 2:46.40. 1600m: 1—Jaide Parke (C) 5:49.90. 3200m: 1—Jaide Parke (C) 12:09.90.

     100m high hurdles: 4—Emily Wittemann (C) 21.50.

     4x100m relay: 1—Carey (Daphne Kirkland, McKayla Mecham, Arriana Nielson, Kelsey Barker) 54.80. 4x200m relay: 1—Carey (Lilly Rivera, Kelsey Barker, Medin Cenarrusa, McKayla Mecham) 1:56.00.

     4x400m relay: 2—Carey (Hailee Johnson, Lilly Rivera, McKayla Mecham, Medin Cenarrusa) 4:46.00. Sprint medley relay: 2—Carey (Daphne Kirkland, Clarissa Kirkland, Kelsey Barker, Medin Cenarrusa) 2:03.90.

     High jump: 4—Shayla Adamson (C) 4-2. Long jump: 1—Clarissa Kirkland (C) 13-1.

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