The Skyview guys won the 4A title in dominating fashion by amassing a total of 77 points compared to the 57 points of Moscow, while Pocatello and Kuna tied for third with 56 points. Skyview swept both of the short relays
(four by 100M & 4 by 200M) in large part due to the unbridled speed of Haden Graves, who won individually at both distances with times of 10.81 and 21.71. Second in those events went to Noah Elia of Bishop Kelly & Shane Leonard of Lakeland, who ran 11.10 & 22.72 respectively.
The performance of Graves was impressive but for my money the star of the meet was Elijah Armstrong of Pocatello, who added yet another meet record for all divisions. He had won the 3200 Meters on Friday and on Saturday he sped away once again to earn victory in the 1600 Meter Run with a record mark of 4:09.04. Sam Levora ran a fine 4:16 but for the second day in a row was relegated to second by Idaho’s representative at Foot Locker. Jerry Cook of Moscow finished third with 4:19, while Austin Fred of Middleton (4:22) & Jeremy Stark of Twin Falls (4:23) took the next two places. Armstrong came back later to annex the 800 Meter Run with a 1:54.42 clocking. Unlike the previous races Pocatello Peregrine was closely challenged as he just edged Jerry Cook, who was credited with 1:54.56. Third went to Erik Barfuss of Columbia, who ran 1:55.
Mikhail Kidd of Kuna sped around the oval in the 400 to record a swift 49.97. His team mate Reed Ericson added a second with 50.57 & Jacob Johnson of Twin Falls was third with 51.04. Brooks Ney Caldwell won both hurdles events by clocking 14.37 in the Highs, which broke the divisional record he had set the previous day in the prelims, and running a fine 38.75 in the 300 Lows. Matt Peterson of Blackfoot also broke forty with his mark of 39.12 & Haziel Ledezma of Jerome just missed when he clocked 40.18.
One of the finer performances of the day was recorded by Josh Barclay of Minico, who tossed the Shot Put a whopping 64-9. Second place in the event went to Ivan Mucya-Ngaboof Moscow with 50-7, while McKay Dodge of Preston threw 49-8. Alex Lewis of Moscow scored in the Long Jump with a leap of 22-6 with Scott Warner of Canyon Ridge finishing second in 21-9. Alex Lawrence of Kuna soared 14-06 in the Pole Vault to take the crown, which gave him a foot clear margin over three vaulters, who cleared 13-6. Grant Kidd of Skyview and Scott Warner of Canyon Ridge tied for second based on misses, while Milton Anderson of Jerome also cleared the height but was relegated to fourth on misses.
On the 4A distaff side Rigby got the gold with 131 points with the help of a victory in the 4 by 200 Relay and second in the four by 100 & the 400, while Bishop Kelly finished second despite triumphs in the later relays. Canyon Ridge was a distant third with 55 points. Rigby was led by Elsja Mecham, who was victorious in three individual events yesterday. She won both hurdles with times of 14.20 and 42.93 but also annexed the 400 Meters in a fine 57. Mikaela Sawyer of Bishop Kelly crossed the line second in both hurdles with times of 15.15 & 46.30. Julia Aguayo of Canyon Ridge placed second in the 400 with 59.58 & Michaela Piechowski of BK finished in third with 59.66. Rigby also gained valuable points when Eliza Shippen won the Pole Vault with 11-4. Second in that event went to Gabby Borrayo of Jerome who went 10-00.
Rhianna Birch of Columba also won three events on Saturday. She won the 100 Meters in 12.41, the 200M with 25.61 and the Long Jump with 17-11. Keanne Allston of BK followed Birch in both sprints with marks of 12.56 & 25.86. Maddie Minnert of Bishop Kelly garnered second in the Long Jump with 17-0.5. Saidee Jones of Caldwell was victorious in the Shot Put with a toss of 41-15. Chloe Quinnett of Moscow threw 39-4 & Jordan Childs of Pocatello was right behind with 39-1.5.
Rachel McGovern of Pocatello scored in the 1600 Meters by coming home in 5:13. Michaela Woodward of Sandpoint placed second with 5:15 and Molly Vitale-Sullivan of Pocatello was third in 5:17. Rachel Cannon of Blackfoot ran 5:21 to take fourth with Janel Passey of Wood River & Lindsey Rayburn of Century both shared versions of 5:22. Rainey Woodward of Sandpoint was an easy winner in the 800M running the two-lapper in 2:19. Caitlin Elgin of Preston was second with 2:22 and her running mate Billie Hatch clocked 2:24.