Students and staff at Hailey’s Wood River High School have known for a while that senior Ian Keys has fast feet and rocket starts in track and field sprints and relays.
Now the rest of Idaho is sitting up and taking notice of a sprinter who owned the WRHS 100-meter dash school record before the 2013 track season.
Keys recorded the best 100m dash time in all Idaho high school classifications this spring by winning Friday’s Skyview Invitational 100m event in 10.59 seconds, converted to 10.84. Keys added a second place in 200m in 22.28, converted to 22.54, which is the fourth-fastest time in 4A ranks.
Another Hailey senior, Chase England, took first place in Friday’s 16-school boys’ field of schools at Skyview with a winning 10:13.50 time in the 3200m distance two-mile run on a sunny and warm afternoon.
Other second places for Wood River Friday went to junior Haley Montgomery in the 3200m (12:16.27) and freshman Sara Lichtenberg in the high jump (4-10).
Wood River tuned up for its Bob Shay Invitational today, Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Hailey’s Phil Homer Field.
At Skyview the Wolverines placed eighth in boys’ team standings with 38 points (18 sprints, 15 distances, 5 field) and ninth in the girls' team race at 36.25 (19 distances, 1.5 hurdles, 8 relays, 7.75 field).
WRHS placers at Nampa:
800m: 4—Kenya Schott (WR) 2:32.80. 3200m: 2—Haley Montgomery (WR) 12:16:27. 5—Janel Passey (WR) 12:51.28. 7—Mariah Stout (WR) 13:09.46.
300m intermediate hurdles: 7 (tie)—Nicole Pratt (WR) 51.60.
4x100m relay: 8—Wood River (Lexi Browne, Bailey Rierden, Sara Lichtenberg, Nicole Pratt) 54.32. 4x200m relay: 8—Wood River (Emilia Bingham, Emily Todd, Lauren Lichtenberg, Chloe Lichtenberg) 2:09.09.
4x400m relay: 6—Wood River (Nicole Pratt, Brooke Sundholm, Kenya Schott, Sara Lichtenberg) 4:36.56. Sprint medley relay: 6—Wood River (Lexi Browne, Bailey Rierden, Emilia Bingham, Kenya Schott) 2:09.12.
High jump: 2 (tie)—Sara Lichtenberg (WR) 4-10. Triple jump: 7—Bailey Rierden (WR) 29-10.
100m: 1—Ian Keys (WR) 10.59 (10.84 converted). 200m: 2—Ian Keys 22.28 (22.54 converted).
3200m: 1—Chase England (WR) 10:13.50. 4—Alexis Gonzalez (WR) 10:32.75.
Sprint medley relay: 4—Wood River (Ian Keys, Cameron Bingham, Kyle Mungal, Ty Reinemann) 4:00.93.
Northside track finals back in Carey today
Athletes from many of Idaho’s top 1A small schools will gather at Carey High School’s Derrick Parke Memorial Field today, Wednesday for the nine-school Northside Conference Championships.
The meet is a preview of the state-qualifying district meet coming up May 10-11 at Jerome High School. Field events at Carey begin at 2 p.m. today.
One of the top teams in the Northside finals will be Camas County of Fairfield. The Mushers competed with eight other schools, mainly bigger 3A and 2A teams, at Thursday’s Dairymen Invitational on the ISDB track, Gooding. Kimberly won the boys’ meet and Filer captured the girls’ team race.
Camas senior Jordan Robles popped off a first-place 153-2 discus throw, the best 1A throw this spring by four feet. Idaho’s overall best is 175-2 by Rocky Mountain senior Adam Lewis.
Carey senior Francisco Gamino (42-2) and Robles (41-0) placed 4-5 in Thursday’s shotput at Gooding. Other Musher placers at the Dairymen meet:
· 2nds—4x200-meter girls’ relay with Sierra Sabin, Isabelle Ornelas, Felicity Willis and Taylor Gorringe (2:08.51); and Brittany Hulme high jump (4-8).
· 3rds—Davey Knowlton 800m (2:13.26); Brittany Hulme 300m intermediate hurdles (55.57); and the 4x100m boys’ relay with Colton Rasmussen, Isaac Simon, Ebie Myles and Knowlton (50.59).