Patriot & Knight Invitationals Headline Local Weekend Action

Patriot Invite

Boys1600m: Clay Shumaker (Skyview), headlines the boys 1600m (#6 in ID, 4:21.80).

Boys 110HH: The Madison Duo of Cameron Porter and Deven Benitez come in as the top seeds, with identical 14.58's, tied for #4 in Idaho. 

Girls 100m: Asia Lawyer (Centennial, 12.48), Taylor Stucki (Madison, 12.54) should lead the way in the center of the track. Lawyer has a personal best of 12.31 from last year. 

Boys 100m: What was going to be a close battle, just took a quick turn as Kimberly's Gatlin Bair was a late addition here and in the 200m. Bair is the state leader in the 100 (10.46) and the 200 (21.19), the latter of which ranks him #33 in the country. Close battle in the middle of the track for second, Trevion Walker (Caldwell, 11.04), Josiah DeChambeau (Centennial, 11.06), Cameron Porter (Madison, 11.09), Barrett Davis (Eagle, 11.11).

Boys 800m: State leader Jacob Van Orden (Highland-P) is entered with his season best of 1:54.60, leading the field of 16 with five athletes under 2:00. Van Orden has a personal best of 1:53.79 from last season. He is also entered in the 1600m.

Girls 300LH: Six athletes entered here with Capital's Maggie Shirazi listed as the top seed with her 47.34, with Madison's Whitney Wasden to her outside at 47.77. Shirazi currently ranks #2 in Idaho with Wasden #7. 

Boys 300IH: Should be tightly contested between Madison's Deven Benitez (40.49) and Eagle's Lukas Teuwsen (40.80). Both athletes are currently ranked #6 and #9 in Idaho. 

Boys Long/Triple Jump: Eagle's Barrett Davis comes in as the favorite with his mark of 21-04 but will have plenty of competition with Kyan Jesperson (Idaho Falls), Tyson Acree (Meridian) and Malik Sullivan (Rocky Mountain). Davis is the class of the field in the triple as well, coming in with a 45-03.50 set at last week's Boise Relays. On his heels is Trenton Johnson of Columbia, who comes in with a best of 44-00, also jumped at Boise Relays. Showing his range, it should be noted that in addition to his 44-foot triple jump, Johnson has run 16:15 for 5K, 10:33.77 for 3200m, 4:41.89 for 1600m, has sub-2:00 minute credentials in the 800 (1:59.08), 51.55 for 400m, has high jumped 5-08 and also broke 44-seconds in the 300IH, quite the range and a weapon any coach wants to have in a dual meet. 

Girls Discus: Capital's Gracie Strickland comes in with a personal best of 116-02 in a dual meet with Rocky. She will headline the final flight of eight throwers, five of which have surpassed the 100-foot barrier. 

Boys Discus: Idaho state leader Brandon Stewart (Eagle), coming off his breakthrough performance at last week's Boise Relays, is the clear class of the field here with his throw of 170-09. Idaho's top two throwers will do battle here, with Cameron Morales (Caldwell) also slated to compete. Morales comes in with a personal best of 158-11. 

Girls Shot Put: Gracie Strickland (Capital) and Hope Hughes (Centennial) are the only throwers who have gone over 40-foot and currently rank #2 and #3 in the state. 

Boys High Jump: The best two high jumpers in the gem state will go head-to-head, with Kayson Smith (Madison) and Steve Drysdale (Idaho Falls) slated to compete Friday. Smith comes in with a best of 6-06 while Drysdale has cleared 6-05.

Knight Invite*

Girls 3200m (Friday Final): Post Falls' Samantha Wood will be taking a swipe at the meet record of 10:50.04 set back in 2016 by Sara Christianson, as she comes in with a best of 10:34.64. She leads a field of 22 and is joined by her teammate, Annastasia Peters, as the only two athletes to break 11-minutes. 

Girls 400m: Lewiston's Emily Collins is the clear favorite with her 57.96 run back on March 24th, which was the last time she contested the event. 

Girls 100m: Abbey Clark (Ridgevue) comes in as the top seed and is currently ranked #3 in Idaho with her 12.44. She is the only athlete entered that has run under 12.50. 

Boys 100m: Bishop Kelly's James Onanubosi is the only athlete in a field of 40 to break the 11-second barrier with his 10.72. Post Falls' Dalton Wild, who will be in heat 2 of 5, is the next closest competitor with 11.01.

Boys 300IH: Melba's McKoy Richardson comes in as the only athlete to dip under 40-seconds with his personal best of 39.35. Another very well-rounded athlete, Richardson has run 17:35 for 5K, high jumped 6-02, long jumped 21-09, has gone 15.91 for 110HH, and 50.80 for 400m. 

Boys 200m: Like the 100m, Onanubosi is the clear favorite and will be gunning for the meet record of 21.97 by Ryan Tenn in 2018. Onanubosi has a personal best of 21.70 from last year but has only run the 200m once this season. 

Girls Discus (Friday) & Shot Put (Saturday): The state leader will be on display for the host team, as BK's Jacoba Luteyn comes in with her personal best of 138-07.50. She is also the only athlete to throw beyond 40 feet with her personal best of 42.05.50 at the Arcadia Invitational.

Boys Triple/High Jump (Friday): The Knights have a 1-2 punch in Cole Miller and Patrick Monahan leading the way with their marks of 46-03 and 44-08. They are currently ranked #2 and #5 in the gem state. These two are also the top seeds in the boy's high jump (Friday) with clearances of 6-04 and 6-02.

Girls Pole Vault (Friday): Co-State Leader, Tatum Richards of Emmett, is set to compete here and her 12-00 clearance has her two feet above the next closest competitor. 

Girls 1600m (Saturday Final): Idaho state leader, Samantha Wood of Post Falls brings her 4:53.64 to the Knight Invite on Saturday. Her 4:53.64 is well ahead of the meet record of 5:05.49. This will be her first event of the day for Saturday, coming off the 3200m on Friday.

Girls 800m (Saturday Final): Testing her strength, Wood is also slated to go at it in the 800m and the distance trifecta. She comes in with a personal best of 2:12.74. Off to an incredible 2022 campaign, Ms. Wood has personal bests in the 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 this season. In the state of Idaho, her 57.70 (400m) ranks #2, her 2:12.74 (800m) is #2, she is the state leader in the 1600m (4:53.64) and #2 in the 3200m (10:34.64). Her distance prowess will be on full display this weekend. 

Boys Discus (Saturday): Lewiston's Thor Kessinger (great throwers name) leads the third and final flights of 12 competitors with his personal best of 155-08. He is currently ranked #5 in Idaho. 

Girls Long Jump (Saturday): Nampa's Danika Hartman comes into the competition as the favorite with her jump of 17-04 back on April 1. She is the only athlete in the field to surpass the 17-foot mark.

*The Knight Invite is a Friday qualifier for several events to compete in one heat the next day. The field events are also staggered between Friday and Saturday, as are some final running events. This preview is based on the initial program as is subjected to scratches.