Idaho State Records Under Siege

May 17, 2022 - The saying, "records are made to be broken" certainly rings true in the track and field community. With no shortage of elite talent in the gem state this season, it's worth looking at the Idaho state meet records and seeing how many are in jeopardy of being broken this weekend, some as far back as the mid-80's. Below we dive into the overall state track and field records and what we think could be broken this weekend, as well as the other classification meet records for your perusal.

Idaho State Meet Records


100m: Megan Rose (Capital, 2021): 11.92w* (+2.7)

Thus far, there are two athletes that have times within reach of the overall state meet record in Matejah Mangum (Pocatello) and Claire Petersen (Skyline). Both Mangum and Petersen have broken 12-seconds in their careers, with Mangum running 11.94 and Petersen at 12.00 this season. Both should challenge the Idaho state record of 11.92w (+2.7) set last year by Capital's Megan Rose last season. Petersen has a PR of 11.95w from last season. These two will face off in 4A action. 

  • 5A Record: 12.07* (1989)
  • 4A Record: 12.26 (Laurel Taylor, Idaho Falls, 2019)
  • 3A Record: 12.31 (Kara Hatch, Shelley,1983)
  • 2A Record: 12.37 (Ellen Rouse, Orofino, 2008)
  • 1A Record: 12.41 (Hannah Cain, Challis, 2014p)

200m:  Angelyca Chapman (Lake City 2021): 24.61w* (+2.7)

Matejah Mangum (Pocatello) and Emily Collins (Lewiston) have posted marks of 25.17 and 25.30 this season. Mangum has a wind-aided PR of 25.00 from last season and could battle for that state record if everything lines up nicely.

  • 5A Record: 24.61* (2021)
  • 4A Record: 25.07 (Laurel Taylor, Idaho Falls, 2019)
  • 3A Record: 25.14 (Lisa Bernhagen, Wood River, 1984)
  • 2A Record: 24.74 (Brooke Weimer, Cole Valley Christian, 2019)
  • 1A Record: 25.68 (Sally Hansen, Raft River2009)

800m:  Maggie Liebich (Boise, 2018): 2:11.26*

While this state record may fall, it may remain with Boise High School. The current state leader in the 800m is Logan Smith of Boise who has posted a 2:11.11 this season. In her race will be Samantha Wood (Post Falls) who has a personal best of 2:12.46. Wood posted an exceptional triple at her district meet, winning the 800/1600/3200 with times of 2:12.46/4:53.00/10:37.42.

  • 5A Record: 2:11.26* (2018)
  • 4A Record: 2:11.47 (Michelle Pratt, Blackfoot, 2017)
  • 3A Record: 2:13.78 (Marquita Palmer, Weiser, 2012)
  • 2A Record: 2:13.91 (Danielle Pridgen, Nampa Christian, 2001)
  • 1A Record: 2:18.00 (Lena Walker, Cambridge, 1997)

3200m: Lexy Halladay (Mountain View, 2017): 10:30.80*

Lexy Halladay's 3200m state record of 10:30.80 in 2017 could be under attack by multiple athletes. Boise's Allie Bruce has a season best of 10:36.62, Post Falls Samantha Wood has run 10:34.64, and Nelah Roberts of Skyline has gone 10:32.37. Bruce and Wood will face each other (5A), while Roberts will be left to her own devices in 4A which has a record of 10:45.66.

  • 5A Record: 10:30.80* (2017)
  • 4A Record: 10:45.66 (Emily Nist, Bishop Kelly, 2012)
  • 3A Record: 10:56.80 (Ellen Lyons, Bishop Kelly, 1980)
  • 2A Record: 10:47.41 (Tylee Newman, West Jefferson, 2012)
  • 1A Record: 11:17.71 (Becky ward, Richfield, 1994)

Pole Vault: Julene Bailey (Skyview, 2002): 12-07*

There have already been two athletes over the state record of 12-07. Tatum Richards of Emmett is your state leader with 13-02, while Eva Lowder of Centennial is not fer behind at 13-00.

  • 5A Record: 12-06 (Anna Bertleson, Boarh, 2005/Kinsey Langin, Rocky, 2019)
  • 4A Record: 12-07* (2002)
  • 3A Record: 11-04 (Cheyenne Chapman, Fruitland, 2017)
  • 2A Record: 12-02 (Alison Silva, Nampa Christian, 2013)
  • 1A Record: 10-03.50 (Chevelle Shepard, Salmon River, 2017)

4x400: Mountain View: 3:55.06* (2018)

After Boise's record-breaking performance last week at the district meet where they ran 3:52.87, this record certainly looks to fall. They will need to do this out front, as the next closest competitor is Rocky Mountain (4:03.97), but that didn't stop the Brave at district when they posted that 3:52.87.

  • 5A Record: 3:55.06* (Mountain View, 2018)
  • 4A Record: 3:56.07 (Bishop Kelly, 2011)
  • 3A Record: 4:01.70 (Kimberly, 2018)
  • 2A Record: 4:03.76 (Sugar-Salem, 1986)
  • 1A Record: 4:10.48 (Oakley, 2018)

Idaho State Meet Record


100m: Dallas Burroughs (Rocky Mountain, 2011): 10.34*

While on paper, Gatlin Bair's wind-aided 10.46 (+2.1) might not sound that close to the overall state record of 10.34, I wouldn't bet against Bair. With weather conditions forecasted for the low 70's (as of now) and wind conditions optimal (7 mph), this could set up to be the perfect platform to get the people out of their seats. Don't forget, he ran 10.54 in sub-50-degree weather in the pouring rain at the Boise Relays back on April 16. The 3A record dates all the way back to 1999, when John McCauley of Buhl ran 10.82. 

  • 5A Record: 10.34* (2011)
  • 4A Record: 10.69 (James Onanubosi, Bishop Kelly, 2021)
  • 3A Record: 10.82 (John McCauley, Buhl, 1999)
  • 2A Record: 10.70 (Marcus Christofferson, Homedale, 1997)
  • 1A Record: 10.88 (D.J. Hazzard, Idaho City, 2011)

200m: Dallas Burroughs (Rocky Mountain, 2011): 21.06*

Bair comes into this state championships with a personal best of 21.19 and will have that overall state meet record of 21.06 well within his sights, while ensuring he takes down that 3A meet record of 21.46 set by McCauley of Buhl in '99. Nationally, there are 37 high school athletes that have gone under 21-seconds this season. Could he be the 38th? Boise's Mason Lawyer ran a personal best of 21.45 at his district meet, he and James Onanubosi (21.68) of Bishop Kelly will face off in a great head-to-head for 5A.

  • 5A Record: 21.06* (2011)
  • 4A Record: 21.50 (Taeo Schneider, Jerome, 2021)
  • 3A Record: 21.46 (John McCauley, Buhl, 1999)
  • 2A Record: 21.72 (Derrick Eggers, Deary, 1984)
  • 1A Record: 22.21 (Paden Baker, Raft River, 2006)

400m: James Heckendorn (Eagle, 2013): 47.97*

After last week's breakthrough performance, Liam Murray of Boise will be gunning for the overall Idaho state meet record of 47.97. Murray has positioned himself nicely for the end of the season, having run his PR last week of 47.79.

  • 5A Record: 47.97* (2013)
  • 4A Record: 49.05 (Kade Linder, Ridgevue, 2017)
  • 3A Record: 48.79 (Bertrand Alcaraz-Garcia, Buhl, 2009)
  • 2A Record: 48.40 (Marcus Christofferson, Homedale, 1997)
  • 1A Record: 49.07 (Paden Baker, Raft River, 2006)

3200m: Elijah Armstrong (Pocatello, 2014): 9:00.73*

Nampa Christian's Grady Mylander has had a great season, highlighted by his 3200m effort at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays in Oregon on April 29 where he ran a lifetime best of 9:03.81. Luckily, Mylander will have someone to run with, as Daniel Simmons of Salmon has run a personal best of 9:06.15 at the BYU HS Invitational. The 2A state meet record is 9:21.38 set back in 2018 by Jackson Pratt of Bear Lake.

  • 5A Record: 9:06.58 (Jed Barta, Bonneville, 1999)
  • 4A Record: 9:00.73* (2014)
  • 3A Record: 9:15.63 (Forest Braden, Bonners Ferry, 2002)
  • 2A Record: 9:21.38 (Jackson Pratt, Bear Lake, 2018)
  • 1A Record: 9:25.02 (Paul Ryan, Logos, 2015)

110HH: Darrin Harris (Capital, 1985): 14.08*

Will the oldest standing Idaho state meet record finally fall after 37 years?!? There are only two standing overall state meet records from the 80's; the 110HH and the long jump. Emmett's Landon Helms has been peaking perfectly for the end of the year and has lowered his PR down to 13.81 and has broken 14-seconds four times. The 4A record is 14.37. Not to be overlooked is Kimberly's Jaxon Bair, who has a personal best of 14.12 and could be primed for his first sub-14 second performance. The 3A record was set by someone with the same surname, Peyton Bair of Kimberly in 2019, 14.41. I am new to the area, but I think they might be related. Bragging rights on the line. 

  • 5A Record: 14.08* (1985)
  • 4A Record: 14.37 (Brooks Ney, Caldwell, 2014)
  • 3A Record: 14.41 (Peyton Bair, Kimberly, 2019)
  • 2A Record: 14.24 (Mitch Simmonds, Cole Valley Christian, 2009)
  • 1A Record: 14.85 (Anthony Beskoon, Cascade, 2008)

Triple Jump: Kasen Covington (Capital, 2010): 49-10.25*

It looks as though the only competitor that will challenge this record is Eli Lawrence of Meridian, who comes in with a best of 49-9.25. Lawrence has jumped 49-feet four times in his career but will need to jump a lifetime best by just more than an inch if he is to take down this meet record. 

  • 5A Record: 49-10.25* (2010)
  • 4A Record: 46-08.25 (Kobee Gunter, Pocatello, 2018)
  • 3A Record: 47-10.25 (Erik Brewington, Middleton, 1990)
  • 2A Record: 46-06.28 (Jared Hansen, Parma, 1993)
  • 1A Record: 46-01.50 (Josh Nichols, North Star Charter, 2019)

Pole Vault: Donovan Kilmartin (Eagle, 2003): 16-06.00*

Emmett's Landon Helms has cleared or gone higher than the current meet record of 16-06.00 six times in his career (indoor and outdoor). He has also gone over 17-feet twice, once indoor and once outdoor. Helms will be contesting the 110HH, 300IH, long jump and pole vault. As long as the schedule isn't so that he is rushing from one event to another, this record should fall. If he is rushing around, I am sure he will still find a way to get it done.

  • 5A Record: 16-06.00* (2003)
  • 4A Record: 15-06.00 (Landon Helms, Emmett, 2019)
  • 3A Record: 15-02.00 (Isaac Lavala, Bonners Ferry, 2017)
  • 2A Record: 15-11.50 (Payton Lewis, Nampa Christian, 2012)
  • 1A Record: 14-08.00 (Colt Uhlenkott, Tri-Valley, 2019)

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