Emily Hamlin of Boise put her stamp on the middle distance events by scoring in both the 1600 Meters and the 800 Meter Runs on Saturday. The longer of the two runs was very similar to Friday’s 3200, where Hamlin and Sam McKinnon of Mountain View separated themselves from challengers and then waged their own personal duel down the stretch but this time the Boise star opened a gap to win by two seconds in a time of 4:55.06. Erin Hagen, also from MV, added third place points with her time of 5:04, which gave her a second advantage over Sara Musselman of Rocky Mountain, Sara Christianson of Borah took third in 5:07, as she nipped Shevaun Ames of Lewiston, who also ran a version of the time. Mikayla Malaspina of Vallivue crossed the finish line in 5:08 and Hannah Putnam of Timberline followed in eighth in 5:09. Emily later added a victory in the 800 with her time of 2:13.23 but this time was chased home by Paige Dilmore of Rocky Mountain, who ran 2;14. Faith Dilmore followed her sister in third with 2:15 and Sam McKinnon took fourth with 2:17 – in the process edging Danielle VanLith of Vallivue, who also was credited with that time.
Despite Hamlin’s efforts Sam McKinnon was able to share in the team trophy, which Mountain View won with a high of 91 points. Rocky Mountain placed second with 80 points, while Boise (the winner of the 4 X 400M relay) finished third with 76. For the second straight day Mountain View was aided by the stellar performance of Cambree Harbaugh, who contributed a stellar effort in the Triple Jump of 41-01. Kasey Widmyer of Lake City was second with 36-07.
Madison Ward of Lake City became a double winner by sweeping both short sprints. She took the 100M with a time of 12.21 then added the 200 Meters with a time of 24.82. Cambree Harbaugh finished second in the 100M with 12.45 & Madison Lung of Boise claimed second in the 200M with 24.91: Harbaugh added a fifth in the event with 25.64. Lung climbed on the winner’s stand with her effort in the 400 Meters, when she zipped home in 56.07. Victoria Goetz of Coeur d’ Alene was just off her shoulder with 56.41 and Robyn Koetter of Century placed third with 57.55. Kaitlyn Gunderson of CDA scored in the High Hurdles with 14.63 with Aadryan Hammond of Capital following with 14.70. Gunderson also contributed a second in the 300 Low Hurdles by following Tatyana Jones, who ran 44.70 and won by two-hundredths.
Brooklyn Daylong of Vallivue took the Discus with a toss of 138-00. She had solid competition from Nicole White of Capital (133-01) and Hayley Morse of Borah (131-02). There was a tight struggle in the High Jump with Jenny Stevens of Eagle getting the win at 5-04. Tilar Clark of Skyline and her freshman teammate Jada Johnson both cleared 5-02 but Tilar was awarded second.
The boys from Rocky Mountain displayed strength in numerous events, while on their way to the team title with 119 points but nowhere was that in evidence, as in the 800 Meters, where Jordon Wallin led the way with his time of 1:52. His teammates Joe Giese placed second in1:55 and Phil O’Brien added a fourth with 1:56. Only Cotton Ray, who was sandwiched in third with 1:55 prevented a sweep of the top three places. Jake Finney of Lake City also ran 1:56 to take fifth. Andrew Rafla of Timberline ran one of the fastest times in meet history for any class, when he scored in the 1600 Meters in the guys’ 5A race with his clocking of 4:10.33. Mike Slagowski of Rocky Mountain edged Jared Campbell of Mountain View for second with both sharing 4:16 and Noah Hosburgh, also from MV, took fourth in 4:18. Zack Wiberg of Capital came in fifth with 4:19 with sixth place being taken by Swain Stucker of Meridian a second later. The Lake City boys earned second in the team race with 83.5 points & Mountain View came in third with 59.5.
It took a swift time to medal in the 400M and the fastest was turned in by Jerry Louise-McGee of Lake City, who ran 48.64. Jacob Wright of Idaho Falls also ran a brisk time (49.13) to place second and Christian Blaser of Capital just missed getting under the barrier, when he clocked 50.08 for third. Bryson Stout also ran a fast 48 but was disqualified. Kaasten Niederer of Borah and Bryce Kirby of Mountain View exchanged places in the 100M & 200 with the Borah running winning the shorter race 10.88 to 10.89 and the MV runner turning the tables 21.51 to 21.83 in the half lap race.
Zion Stuffle of Lewiston won the High Hurdles with 14.13 but was DQ ’d in the Lows. Jess Drake of Rocky Mountain finished second in 14.73 and Sam Brixey of Capital was third with 14.76 & Peyton Harris of Idaho Falls took fourth with 14.80. It was a different matter in the Lows with Harris getting the victory in a fine 37.67. Jess Drake placed second again with 37.67 but Dakota Baker of Idaho Falls got third here with 39.25.
Dana Bruton of Madison was well clear of the field in the High Jump with his effort of 6-08. Dejan Nikolic of Centennial earned second with 6-04. Jason Knight of Rocky Mountain was easily the best in the Discus with his toss of 179-05. Matt Bauman of Post Falls edged Quinn Mitchell of Lake City b7 -04 with his throw of 160-07. In the Triple Jump it was Marcus King of Capital edging Eric Vice of Timberline 46-08 to 46-02 and Damion Burnett of Vallivue went 44-08.75.