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For the week of April 23 - 29, 2003


Balance propels
Carey girls at ISDB

Panthers win weekly meet, eight golds

It’s still the time of year when Idaho high school track and field coaches are tinkering with lineups and trying to figure out what athletes and what events have the best chances to make the state track meet.

Carey coaches Blaine Tingey and Lane Kirkland voiced more reasons for optimism based on Thursday’s Northside Conference meet on the ISDB track in Gooding. And Camas County of Fairfield is showing strength.

Shawn Hennefer, Carey senior sprinter, is emerging as a late blossomer in the intermediate hurdles. Express photo by David N. Seelig

Showing balance similar to last year’s squad, the Carey girls outdistanced Camas 146-93 in the team totals of the nine-team meet, staged on a mild day. Field events (42 points), relays (32) and hurdles (30) were Carey’s strongest points.

Coach Kirkland was proud that each one of Carey’s 10 girls participated in four events—and the Panther girls scored points in each event at ISDB. "It was a good team effort with lots of balance. The kids work well together," he said.

Senior Ginger Bingham (100-meter high hurdles) and junior Kiri Adamson (triple jump) won individual golds. Bingham’s 17.1-second time was a strong early-season effort for the reigning state champ, and Adamson (30-8) improved two feet over her Northside triple jump win the previous week.

Carey’s girls won the 1600-meter relay by 23 seconds and the medley relay by 1.2 seconds, both over Dietrich. Kirkland said, "The 4x4 is possibly our strongest relay."

On the winning relays were Cheyanne Bingham, Nicki McAfee, Ginger Bingham and Brenna Silva in the 1600m (4:48.8), and Kiri Adamson, Cheyenne Bingham, Silva and Nicki McAfee in medley (2:04).

Coach Tingey’s Carey boys experimented with new events for two of the team’s senior leaders, Shawn Hennefer and Destry Simpson. And the experiment worked at Gooding.

Hennefer came within two seconds of the school record in winning the tough 300m intermediate hurdles by three-and-a-half seconds in 43.0. Simpson, normally a distance runner, captured the 400m dash in 54.0.

Tingey said, "Shawn is excited about the intermediates and has decided to concentrate on it with the hopes of making state. Destry had never tried the 400 before. All in all, it was a good day to try out things."

Simpson added a 2.3-second victory in the 800m run in 2.08:0. And Carey’s medley relay team featuring Seth Adamson, K.C. Rivera, Hennefer and Simpson sprinted to a 17-second triumph in 3:48.

Camas County’s excellent senior sprinter Jesse Lemons won the 100m and 200m dashes as the Mushers (38 field) slipped past Carey for second place behind meet winner Hansen. A big win in the high hurdles by Dakota Dalin helped.

Next: Carey hosts the weekly Northside Conference meet on Thursday, April 24 with non-league visitors Murtaugh, Oakley and Rockland. Action starts Thursday at 2 p.m.

Here are Carey’s other point getters at Gooding:

2nds—K.C. Rivera triple jump (37-8.5); Cody Hennefer 110m HH (20.7); Sarah Lynn Shaffer 1600m (6:40.9); Ginger Bingham 300m intermediates (52.6) and 100m (13.58); Brenna Silva 400m (1:07.4); and Jesse Molyneux shotput (28-1).

3rds—Cody Hennefer 300m intermediates (50.5); Seth Adamson 110m HH (21.9); Brooke McAfee 1600m (6:51); Melissa Peck 3200m (15:39) and triple jump (27-8); Cheyanne Bingham 300m intermediates (55.5); Jesse Molyneux discus (81-2); Kiri Adamson long jump (14-7); and Sarah Lynn Shaffer high jump (4-4).

400m boys’ relay 48.65 (Seth Adamson, Blake Surerus, K.C. Rivera, Robbie Ellsworth); 400m girls’ relay 57.6 (Kiri Adamson, Jesse Molyneux, Whitney Peck, Brooke McAfee); and 800m girls’ relay 2:04 (Nicki McAfee, Whitney Peck, Jesse Molyneux, Brooke McAfee).

4ths—Shawn Hennefer 100m (11.7); and Cheyanne Bingham 100m HH (18.82).

5ths—Robbie Ellsworth 400m (57.87); Melissa Peck 1600m (7:06); Brooke McAfee 100m HH (19.7); and Sarah Lynn Shaffer 400m (1:16.6).

6ths—Robbie Ellsworth long jump (18-7); Sarah Lynn Shaffer 800m (2:58); and Brenna Silva 200m (20.0).

Team standings

·  Girls: 1—Carey 146 (32 relays, 23 distances, 30 hurdles, 19 sprints, 42 field). 2—Camas County 93 (26 relays, 26 field). 3—Dietrich 89. 4—Shoshone 66. 5—Castleford 40. 6—Hansen 36. 7—Richfield 19. 8—Bliss 16. 9—ISDB 9.

·  Boys: 1—Hansen 112 (62 distances). 2—Camas County 85 (38 field, 16 relays). 3—Carey 81 (16 relays, 10 distances, 30 hurdles, 16 sprints, 9 field). 4—Dietrich 75. 5—Castleford 68. 6—Richfield 34. 7—Bliss 30. 8—Shoshone 20. 9—ISDB 12.


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