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For the week of April 30 - May 6, 2003


Carey grabs 13 golds
at track meet

Girls overcome Oakley 160-126

The athletes and coaches dodged some raindrops, but Thursday’s Northside Conference track and field meet at Carey’s Derrick Parke Memorial Field came off on schedule.

Carey’s girls amassed 59 points in field events and 34 in relays to capture a 160-126 victory over the Oakley Hornets. The Rockland Bulldogs nipped Carey 114-91 in the boys’ ranks.

Ginger Bingham, reigning state hurdles champion, is on her way to another victory last Thursday in Carey. Express photo by David N. Seelig

A couple of strong teams were missing, since the Murtaugh Red Devils and Dietrich Blue Devils elected to take their devilish acts to the Monte Andrus meet in Twin Falls.

Still, Carey had reason to smile—for much-needed rain and also for continued balance from the Panther girls and relay strength from the boys.

Coach Lane Kirkland’s girls piled up eight golds—two wins apiece by Ginger Bingham (both hurdles) and Jesse Molyneux (shotput, discus) along with a long jump victory by Kiri Adamson and a 400-meter sprint win by Brenna Silva.

The Panther girls were way ahead winning the medley relay (Kiri Adamson, Cheyanne Bingham, Brenna Silva, Nicki McAfee) by 5.6 seconds in 2:04.10 and 1600m relay (Cheyanne Bingham, Nicki McAfee, Ginger Bingham, Silva) by 22.66 seconds in 4:41.34.

Other outstanding girls were Shoshone’s freshman distance ace Kyli Astle (winning the 800m by 12 seconds, the 1600m by nearly 20 seconds and the 3200m by 28 seconds) and Oakley’s triple winner Ali Cranney (100m, 200m and triple jump).

In first was Camas County’s 800m relay of Beth McLam, Alizabeth Stewart, Aubree Carlson and Brandi Gill.

Rockland’s boys, meanwhile, had a 34-11 advantage over Carey in the field events and ran away with a 23-point victory. High-flying Richard May of Rockland won the 100m, 200m and long jump events.

Carey senior Destry Simpson was a four-time victor as coach Blaine Tingey’s boys earned five golds. He won the 400m dash by 2.81 seconds in 52.69 and took the 800m run by 8.56 seconds in 2:07.44.

Simpson anchored Carey’s winning medley with Seth Adamson, K.C. Rivera and Shawn Hennefer (3:48.70).

For the first time, Carey had a 1600m relay. The Panther foursome of Simpson, Rivera, Robbie Ellsworth and Hennefer (3:35.90) held off Oakley to win the four-lapper by 3.6 seconds.

The other individual gold for Carey came from Shawn Hennefer in the 300m intermediate hurdles, 43.79 seconds.

Outstanding boys included Oakley’s Ammon McBride and Cory Kniep of Shoshone. McBride won the shotput and ran the third leg on Oakley’s winning 400m and 800m relays. Kniep sprinted away with the 1600m by nearly 15 seconds and the 3200m run by 11 seconds.

Next: Carey goes to the ISDB track in Gooding for the weekly Northside Conference meet Thursday, May 1 at 2 p.m.


Here are Carey’s point getters at Thursday’s home meet:

1sts individual—Ginger Bingham 100m HH (17.22) and 300m intermediates (52.12); Brenna Silva 400m (1:06.80); Kiri Adamson long jump (14-1 ½); Jesse Molyneux shotput (28-1) and discus (91-10); Destry Simpson 400m (52.69) and 800m (2:07.44); and Shawn Hennefer 300m intermediates (43.79).

2nds—Ginger Bingham 100m (1.380); Cheyanne Bingham 300m intermediates (54.10); Kiri Adamson triple jump (31-3 ¼); Sarah Lynn Shaffer high jump (4-6); and K.C. Rivera triple jump (37-11 ½).

800m girls’ relay 2:03.30 (Nicki McAfee, Whitney Peck, Jesse Molyneux, Brooke McAfee).

3rds—Brenna Silva 200m (29.65); Whitney Peck shotput (25-6); Shawn Hennefer 100m (12.30); Seth Adamson 400m (56.56); and Joseph Patterson 1600m (5:31.20).

400m girls’ relay 57.89 (Kiri Adamson, Jesse Molyneux, Whitney Peck, Brooke McAfee).

4ths—Sarah Lynn Shaffer 400m (1:14.86) and 1600m (6:43.60); Melissa Peck 3200m (15:39.60); Nicki McAfee long jump (13-1 ¾); Whitney Peck discus (70-10); and Ty Simmons 3200m (11:53.80).

5ths—Sarah Lynn Shaffer 800m (2:58.40); Cody Hennefer 110m HH (19.92) and 300m intermediates (50.90); Makay Neilson 1600m (6:01.20); Joseph Patterson 3200m (12:10.50); and Seth Adamson long jump (18-1 ½).

6ths—Brooke McAfee 1600m (6:05.00) and Bryson Ellsworth discus (92-0).


Team standings

Girls: 1—Carey 160 (34 relays, 11 distances, 28 hurdles, 28 sprints, 59 field). 2—Oakley 126 (18 relays, 12 distances, 20 hurdles, 30 sprints, 46 field). 3—Camas County 69. 4—Shoshone 55. 5—Richfield 47. 6—Rockland 31. 7—Bliss 16. 8—ISDB 2.

Boys: 1—Rockland 114 (18 relays, 11 distances, 22 hurdles, 29 sprints, 34 field). 2—Carey 91 (20 relays, 24 distances, 14 hurdles, 22 sprints, 11 field). 3—Oakley 88. 4—Camas County 66. 5—Shoshone 49. 6—Richfield 47. 7—Bliss 31. 8—ISDB 30.


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