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Wednesday, May 12, 2004


Carey, Camas are golden in Northside finals

Final meet prior to district qualifiers

Winning all four relays and piling up 11 gold medals, the Carey School girls’ track and field team won its 12th Northside Conference championship in 13 years by an incredible 82 points Thursday at Derrick Parke Memorial Field, Carey.

"It was a completely amazing day to win 11 events," said Carey coach Lane Kirkland, whose team’s 180 points were broken down into a well-balanced 40 points in relays, 40 in hurdles, 26 sprints, 62 in the field and 12 in distances.

K.C. Rivera, Carey senior, will be a threat in the sprints and jumps in this week’s district meet. Express photo by David N. Seelig

Although the Carey girls were expected to win by a large margin, the boys’ race was up in the air until the Camas County Mushers seized the initiative and rode their 76-point field event performance to a 140-91 team victory over the Dietrich Blue Devils.

It was the second consecutive Northside Conference championship for coach Bill Sweet’s Mushers.

The rest of the boys’ field was packed together—Bliss in third place with 86 points, Shoshone fourth with 71, Carey fifth 68 and Richfield sixth 62.

This year’s high-point winners for the conference championships came from Shoshone and Fairfield.

Tying for first among the boys with 34 points apiece were David Fuller of Shoshone (1st place high jump and long jump, 2nd 200m, 3rd 100m) and Dakota Dalin of Camas County (1st 100m and 300m hurdles, 2nd 110m high hurdles, 3rd triple jump).

Other top athletes, both from Shoshone, were the only ones to win three individual events on the afternoon, and they were both distance runners. Kyli Astle and Cory Kniep swept the 800m, 1600m and 3200m runs—Astle by large margins of 7.8, 7.1 and 20 seconds, Kniep by closer margins of 1.3, 2.6 and 5.2 seconds.

Carey boasted three double winners among the girls.

Sophomore Brenna Silva won the 200m (28.16) and 400m (1:04.40) dashes in extremely close finishes with runner-up Beth McLam of Camas. Senior Cheyanne Bingham swept the hurdles (18.70 and 53.50 seconds). Senior Kiri Adamson took the long jump (14-6 ¼) and triple (30-2 ¾).

"Kiri finally got over the 30-foot mark in the triple," Kirkland said.

Carey’s Brenna Silva (center) is a winner at the 200-meter dash wire over close competitors Beth McLam of Camas County (left) and Juteik Weber of Dietrich (right) last Thursday in Carey. Express photo by David N. Seelig

Another Panther senior, Sarah Lynn Shaffer, won the high jump (4-8). And leading the way in Carey’s relay victories was the defending State 1A champ 800m squad, winning their event by a commanding 7.40 seconds.

Three of the four members from the 2003 girls’ 800m state relay champions are on this year’s squad, which consists of Kiri Adamson, Cheyanne Bingham, Lacy Peterson and Brenna Silva. They won state in 1:53.24 last May. Thursday’s time was 1:56.90.

That same group won Thursday’s medley relay in 2:02.40. Kirkland was also pleased with his younger relay team members, including Amanda Hill, Brooke McAfee, Whitney Peck, Serene Bingham and Cassie Weaver, who won the 400m and 1600m relays.

Cheyanne Bingham, Carey senior, won both hurdles events during last Thursday’s Northside Conference meet. Express photo by David N. Seelig

For Carey’s boys, senior K.C. Rivera captured the triple jump gold (39-2 ½) but was nipped at the finish of the 400m dash by Dietrich senior Vance Dill (53.40). Dill also won the 110m high hurdles, while Rivera was second in both the 400m and long jump.

Thursday’s conference meet was a final tune-up for the Fourth District 1A finals today and Thursday, May 13 at Bruin Stadium in Twin Falls. This week’s meet will be a qualifier for the 49th annual Idaho High School Track and Field Championships set for May 20-22 at Bronco Stadium, Boise.

Qualifying for state from the 1A Fourth District will be five individuals in each event and two relays. Here are team results and Panther placings from Thursday’s Northside Conference meet in Carey:

Top girls’ teams: 1—Carey 180 (62 field, 40 hurdles, 12 distances, 26 sprints, 40 relays). 2—Camas County 98 (30 field, 12 hurdles, 12 distances, 26 sprints, 18 relays).

Top boys’ teams: 1—Camas County 140 (76 field, 26 hurdles, 2 distances, 16 sprints, 20 relays). 2—Dietrich 91 (4 field, 17 hurdles, 8 distances, 40 sprints, 22 relays). 3—Bliss 86 (14 field, 18 hurdles, 22 distances, 2 sprints, 30 relays). 5—Carey 68 (22 field, 1 hurdles, 9 distances, 8 sprints, 28 relays).


Panther placings:

1—Brenna Silva 200m (28.16) and 400m (1:04.40); Cheyanne Bingham 100m high hurdles (18.70) and 300m intermediate hurdles (53.50); Kiri Adamson long jump (14-6 ¼) and triple jump (30-2 ¾); Sarah Lynn Shaffer high jump (4-8); and K.C. Rivera triple jump (39-2 ½).

Girls’ 400m relay (Cassie Weaver, Whitney Peck, Brooke McAfee, Amanda Hill) in 57.40; girls’ 800m relay (Kiri Adamson, Cheyanne Bingham, Lacy Peterson, Brenna Silva) in 1:56.90; girls’ medley relay (Kiri Adamson, Lacy Peterson, Cheyanne Bingham, Brenna Silva) in 2:02.40; and girls’ 1600m relay (Amanda Hill, Brooke McAfee, Whitney Peck, Serene Bingham) in 4:42.40.

2—Brooke McAfee 300m intermediate hurdles (54.60); Serene Bingham triple jump (29-10 ¼); K.C. Rivera 400m (53.90) and long jump (18-11 ¾); boys’ 400m relay (Tyler Cook, Cody Baird, Cody Hennefer, Brad Hunt) in 50.80; and boys’ 1600m relay (Cody Hennefer, Allen Peck, Devin Simpson, Tadd Green) in 3:53.00.

3—Serene Bingham 100m high hurdles (19.12) and 300m intermediate hurdles (56.19); Lacy Peterson 100m (14.56); Alison Shaffer 800m (2:51.50); Amanda Hill long jump (13-1 ½); Tiffany Brooks shotput (28-2 ½); Whitney Peck discus (88-6 ½); boys’ 800m relay (Devin Simpson, Allen Peck, Cody Hennefer, Tadd Green) in 1:42.70; and boys’ medley relay (Cody Baird, Devin Simpson, Allen Peck, Tadd Green) in 4:10.56.

4—Melissa Peck 3200m (15:13.60); Devin Simpson 3200m (11:41.80); and Cody Baird long jump (16-2).

5—Melissa Peck 1600m (6:53.30); Allison Shaffer high jump (4-2); Whitney Peck shotput (26-9); Devin Simpson 800m (2:20.00); and Allen Peck 3200m (11:58.0).

6—Allison Shaffer triple jump (26-6 ¾); Tiffany Brooks discus (68-3); Brad Hunt 300m intermediate hurdles (50.62) and 1600m (5:50.16).


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