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For the week of May 14 - 20, 2003


Carey girls on top in Northside

Camas takes boys, district underway

The Carey girls and Camas County boys are the 2003 Northside Conference track and field champs.

Carey School’s well-balanced girls’ track and field team piled up nine gold medals including two relay wins to coast 149-118 over the Dietrich Blue Devil sprinters Thursday on the Panther oval.

K.C. Rivera hands the baton to Panther relay teammate Robbie Ellsworth on the Carey track. Express photo by David N. Seelig

Grabbing their second straight Northside Conference track and field championship and 11th in 12 years, the Panthers got points everywhere—32 relays, 34 hurdles, 45 field, 21 sprints and 17 distances.

Ginger Bingham won three individual golds and anchored Carey’s triumphant 1600-meter relay team to finish the afternoon with 32.5 points.

The reigning state high hurdles queen won her signature event by one second and added a 1.90-second win in 300m intermediates. Bingham, a senior, also won the 100m dash.

Coach Lane Kirkland’s Panthers added individual golds from Brenna Silva (400m), Kiri Adamson (triple jump), Sarah Lynn Shaffer (high jump) and Jesse Molyneux (shotput).

The Carey girls ran away with the medley by 2.10 seconds (Kiri Adamson, Cheyanne Bingham, Brenna Silva, Nicki McAfee) and the 1600m relay by 13.7 seconds (Cheyanne Bingham, Nicki McAfee, Brenna Silva, Ginger Bingham).

High-point girl with 34 points was Shoshone freshman Kyli Astle. She won the 800m run by 3 seconds, the 1600m by 22 seconds and the 3200m by 22 seconds. In the 400m, Astle placed fourth for four points.

The Camas girls earned two relay wins. The Mushers (Beth McLam, Alizabeth Stewart, Brandi Gill, Gloria Chui) won the 400m relay in a photo finish over Dietrich and took the 800m (Beth McLam, Alizabeth Stewart, Aubree Carlson, Brandi Gill).

Meanwhile, the Camas County boys amassed 70 points in the field events and displaced last year’s champion Carey by a margin of 122 to 108.5 in the final team totals.

High-point winner was Carey senior Destry Simpson with 32.5 points over runner-up Jesse Lemons, a Camas County senior sprinter who ended up with 28.5 points on the day.

Simpson, dominant runner among Northside boys, won the 400m dash by 5.1 seconds, the 800m run by 8 seconds and 1600m run by 6.5. He anchored the winning medley with teammates Seth Adamson, K.C. Rivera and Shawn Hennefer.

Actually, Carey captured three of four relays—the 1600m by 17.4 seconds (Seth Adamson, K.C. Rivera, Robbie Ellsworth, Shawn Hennefer) and the 800m by less than a second over Dietrich (Adamson, Rivera, Shawn Hennefer, Robbie Ellsworth).

Camas took the 400m relay (Nate Dalin, Cody Mennenga, Dakota Dalin, Jesse Lemons) and got double golds from Lemons (100m, 200m) and Nate Dalin (long jump and triple jump) en route to the team win.

Shawn Hennefer, Carey’s other senior star for coach Blaine Tingey, won the 300m intermediate hurdles by 4.6 seconds and looks to be the favorite going into this week’s state-qualifying district meet.

The Northside Conference meet was a tune-up for this week’s Fourth District 1A track and field meet in Gooding that will feature "a lot more competition," from Magic Valley Conference teams, Kirkland said.

The 13-team district meet opened Tuesday on the ISDB track and will wrap up Thursday, May 15. The top five individuals and fastest two relay teams in each event automatically qualify for the State 1A track meet May 22-24 in Boise.

Here are Carey’s point getters last Thursday at the Northside finale:

1sts—Ginger Bingham 100m HH (17.30), 300m intermediates (50.8) and 100m dash (13.40); Brenna Silva 400m (1:06.16); Sarah Lynn Shaffer high jump (4-7); Brenna Silva 400m (1:07.0); Kiri Adamson triple jump (31-1); Jesse Molyneux shotput (30-3 ¼); Destry Simpson 400m (53.6), 800m (2:06.0) and 1600m (5:00.0); Shawn Hennefer 300m intermediates (41.6).

1sts relays—Girls’ 1600m relay 4:33.1 (Cheyanne Bingham, Nicki McAfee, Brenna Silva, Ginger Bingham); and girls’ medley relay 2:03.0 (Kiri Adamson, Cheyanne Bingham, Brenna Silva, Nicki McAfee);

Boys’ 1600m relay 3:45.60 (Seth Adamson, K.C. Rivera, Robbie Ellsworth, Shawn Hennefer); boys’ medley relay 3:47.0 (Seth Adamson, K.C. Rivera, Shawn Hennefer, Destry Simpson); and boys’ 800m relay 1:36.50 (Seth Adamson, K.C. Rivera, Shawn Hennefer, Robbie Ellsworth).

2nds—Cheyanne Bingham 300m intermediates (52.70); and K.C. Rivera triple jump (39-6 ¾).

3rds—Jesse Molyneux discus (85-11 ½); Sarah Lynn Shaffer 3200m (13:57.10); Cody Hennefer 110m HH (21.63); and Bryson Ellsworth shotput (35-10 ½).

Girls’ 800m relay 2:02.60 (Nicki McAfee, Whitney Peck, Jesse Molyneux, Brooke McAfee); and girls’ 400m relay 58.1 (Kiri Adamson, Jesse Molyneux, Whitney Peck, Brooke McAfee). 4ths—Cheyanne Bingham 100m HH (18.90); Melissa Peck 3200m (15:41); Sarah Lynn Shaffer 1600m (6:23.30); Kiri Adamson long jump (13-11); Cody Hennefer 300m intermediate hurdles (50.10); and Joe Patterson 1600m (5:20.20).

Boys’ 400m relay 50.60 (Joe Patterson, Ty Simmons, Blake Surerus, Bryson Ellsworth).

5ths—Brooke McAfee 100m HH (20.0); Melissa Peck 800m (3:10.20); Nicki McAfee long jump (12-9); Melissa Peck triple jump (27-6 ¼); Ty Simmons 3200m (11:29.5); Bryson Ellsworth discus (89-10); and Seth Adamson long jump (18-2 1½).

6ths—Amy Olsen 400m (1:16.20); Brooke McAfee 1600m (6:36.60); Whitney Peck discus (71-8); and Robbie Ellsworth 100m (12.01).


Team standings

Girls: 1—Carey 149 (32 relays, 17 distances, 34 hurdles, 21 sprints, 45 field).

2—Dietrich 118 (30 relays, 8 distances, 0 hurdles, 35 sprints, 45 field). 3—Camas County 106 (30 relays, 6 distances, 23 hurdles, 14 sprints, 33 field). 4—Shoshone 84. 5—Richfield 51. 6—Bliss 2. 7—ISDB 0.

Boys: 1—Camas County 122 (20 relays, 0 distances, 10 hurdles, 22 sprints, 70 field).

2—Carey 108.5 (34 relays, 26 distances, 20 hurdles, 10.5 sprints, 18 field). 3—Dietrich 99 (22 relays, 23 distances, 23 hurdles, 31 sprints, 0 field). 4—Shoshone 74. 5—Bliss 47. 6—Richfield 42. 7—ISDB 27.5.



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