Idaho Marks Starting to Heat up

April 12, 2022

There was no shortage of impressive marks this past weekend. While some traveled to the California for the prestigious Arcadia Invitational, other stayed right here at home and made some headlines themselves.

Arcadia Invitational:

There is something special about the Arcadia Invite, an invitational that is broken up into three parts over the weekend. Friday night features what is dubbed as the "Burning Batons Relay" session, followed by a day meet section Saturday, and then is the featured "Invitational Night Meet" section. There is something special about all of it, but for those that get the opportunity to compete in the "night meet," there is something indescribable about it. Regardless of the section you are accepted to compete in, there is never any shortage of competition. The 2022 Arcadia Invite produced one national federation record and 13 new U.S. leading marks. Let's take a look and see how our Idahoans fared in southern California:

Blackfoot High School

Eli Gregory: 1-Mile 4:19.12

Matthew Thomas: 3200m 9:13.74; 1-Mile 4:17.10 State Leader

Boise High School

Allie Bruce: 3200m 10:36.62

Porter Coffield: 110HH 15.32 (-1.1), 300mIH, 39.21

Noe Kemper: 1-Mile 4:26.35

Mason Lawyer: 100m 10.81w (+2.6), 200m 21.99w (+3.0)

Liam Murray: 200m 22.80, 400m, 48.22 State Leader

Lydia Nance: 800m 2:15.75

Logan Smith: 800m 2:11.13 State Leader

Sammy Smith: 1-Mile 4:59.84

Bishop Kelly High School

Kevin Corrigan: 800m 1:56.47

Sebastian Kou: 110HH 16.98 (-1.1)

Jacoba Luteyn: SP 42-05.50 State Leader

Cole Miller: HJ 6-04 (Winner), TJ 44-09.50, LJ 20-10.25

Patrick Monahan: TJ 44-08. HJ NH

James Onanubosi: 200m 21.80w (+3.0), 100m 10.75 (-1.1, Winner)

Emmett High School

Landon Helms: 110HH 14.01 State Leader (Winner), PV 16-03

Tatum Richards: PV 11-10

Highland High School, Pocatello

Jacob Van Orden: 800m 1:54.60 State Leader

Idaho Falls High School

Luke Athay: 3200m 9:12.31 State Leader, 1-Mile 4:24.76

Skyline High School

Nelah Roberts: 3200m 10:32.37 State Leader, 1-Mile 5:36.75

Rigby Invitational (Top Performances)

Claire Petersen (Skyline) had a marquee day at the Rigby Invitational, winning the 100m (12.34) and the 100H (16.02). Thunder Ridge had a great day as well, claiming the state leading mark in the boys 4x100m relay (42.92), the only sub-43 effort in the state thus far. A couple other state leading marks from Rigby were the hosts schools' boys 4x800 (8:14.30), Tao Johnson (Thunder Ridge) long jumped a state leading 23-05-50 in the long jump, and Skylines Tui Edwin threw a lifetime best in the shot put, 55-05.


Middleton Invitational (Top Performances)

Kimberly's Gatlin Bair continues to impress this spring, including two new lifetime bests in the 100m and 200m at the Middleton Invitational. Slightly above the allowable (+2.1), Bair dropped a state-leading 10.46w 100-meter mark. Arguably, his more impressive mark came in the 200m, when he scooted to a wind-legal 21.32 in the 200m, a time that ranks him #39 in the U.S. Jaxon Bair had himself a quality day as well, winning the pole vault with a clearance of 14-06, winning the long jump (21-10), taking 2nd in the 200m (22.36), and winning the 110HH (14.56).


Other Notable Performances from last week:

Tyler Halford (Mountain View): Discus, 158-07 vs. Centennial (April 8)

Lauren McCall (Timberline): 300H, 46.94 vs. Borah/Eagle (April 8)

Girls 4x100 (Timberline): 49.98 vs. Borah/Eagle (April 8)

Girls 4x200 (Timberline): 1:45.23 vs. Borah/Eagle (April 8)

Kaila Mederios (Meridian): Long Jump, 17-11.25 vs. Boise (April 8)

Matejah Mangum (Pocatello): 100m 11.94 NWI/200m 25.34 NWI (April 8)