May 19-20 2023
(Pictured: Allie Bruce leads the way during District action in girls 3200)
Girls 5A 3200m: Post Fall and Boise lead the way in the girls 3200 with runners Annastasia Peters of post falls and Allie Bruce of Boise High School going head-to-head in this match up to watch. Peters comes in as the favorite with a personal best of 10:33.09 that she ran in at Lewiston Invitational in March. Allie Bruce the Junior has posted a season best time of 10:51.03 at the Arcadia Invitational. Her all-time best mark is 10:36.62. Bruce has only raced the 3200m twice this season while Wood has raced it five times. Both of these standout distance athletes will be doing the distance triple with the 3200m on Friday and the 800/1600 on Saturday. Peters of Post falls has a shot at the 5A state meet if she is able to run 10:30.80 the meet record was set back in 2017.
Boys 5A 3200m: There are a handful of 3200 runners who will push the pace for the 5A making for a fast race. The top runner in the field of nineteen is Rocky Mountain High Schools Landon Heemeyer who has posted a season best time of 8:59.57 back in April. Teammate Cody Lucas ran 9:12.50 , well Andrew Ringert ran 9:13.74 this season at Oregon Relays. Look out for Coeur d'Alene's Maximus Cervi-Skinner who has a season best time of 9:13.99. Rounding out the group you a pair of rocky runners Tyler Sainsbury and Keith Uitdewilligen who all will push for the top spot in the final Friday. Boise Brave also will have a pair of runners who will look to disrupt the the top ranking in Noe Kemper and Kaden Helder.
Boys 4A 3200m: We will have a great match up in the 4A classification between Vallivue High School runner Samuel Fish and Austin Clough this season these runners have posted season best marks of 9:15.36 and 9:30.28 respectively. Blackfoot's Matthew Thomas has posted times of 9:34.42 and Stockton Stevens of Twin Falls brings a time of 9:35.72 to the table. Keys runners to watch also include Bishop Kelly's Charlie Goss and Burley's Aaron Bradshaw.
Girls 4A 3200m: Will anyone be able to challenge Nelah Roberts of Skyline during the girls 3200 with a season best time of 10:55.91 the reigning State champion looks to be the clear favorite, Teammate Merina Renna has posted a time of 11:34.62 and Julia Gilbert has a season best time of 11:37.16.
Boys 3A 3200m: With over six runner posting times under ten minutes this race looks to be an exciting one on the track Friday morning, The top qualifiers are teammates Jack Mcmanus and George Speirs of McCall-Donnelly who have ran times of 9:49.49
an 9:50.66. Kimberly's Grayden DeVries as the seasons best mark in this race going 9:48.17
Girls 3A 3200m: The Clear favorite for this race is Coeur D'Alene Charter runner Mckenna Kozeluh who has a season best time of 10:48.19 Teammate Helen Oyler has run 11:56.15 and Weiser's Claire
Boys 2A 3200m: Brotherly Match up to watch in the 2A 3200 as North Fremon runners Corbin and Zach Johnston bring the best times in the state for 2A to the round of sixteen. Corbin has posted a season best time of 9:29.99 well Zach has posted a time of 9:47.42. Look for this match up on Friday.
Girls 2A 3200m: The State leader in the 2A is Wendall High School's Jessica Duran who has a season best time of 11:40.21
Boys 1A 3200m: Will this be the season that we have two pairs of brothers finish first and second in the 3200M? The Victory Charter duo of Ian Stockett and Luke Stockett can make this a reality along with North Fremon's Zach and Corbin Johnston. The Stockett Brothers have posted season best times of 9:15.29 and 9:36.70 respectively.
Victory Charter Stockett Brothers photo by Enrique Soto
Girls 1A 3200m: Leading the way going into State is Sara Casebolt of Logos, she has posted a season best time of 11:41.11. Allie Black of raft River will challenge Casebolt for the state championship Black has ran a time of 11:46.81 this season. Logos Teammate Mari Calene also ranks in the top three in this year's field.
Match ups to watch for Field Events
Boys 5A Shot Put: The Shot-put match up pits some of the state's best Post Falls Trevor Miller has posted the best mark so far this season with a toss of 57'1.5. Next Centennials Kai Twaddle-Dunham has a mark of 56'9.5. The field also included James White of Lewiston (56'6.5) Jacob Womack of Rigby (53'7.75) Also in the hunt are Joseph Miraya of Mountain View who has gone 54'10 all these throwers are in striking distance of each other. This matchup is going to be an exciting one to watch.
Girls 5A Shot Put: The match up to watch here are standpoints Ivy Smith of Sandpoint who is 4th in the attire state of Idaho with a toss of 40'4. Tiffany Tone has gone 38'4. Preston's Ellie Nelson could be the dark horse in the group she has gone 37'3 this season hitting this mark during Districts.
Boys 4A Discus: Johnson and Blair Match up to watch, Rakeen Johnson with a 4A leading discus toss of 177'2 hold the top spot but look out for Jerome High School thrower Keenan Blair who tossed it 176'8. Both of these marks were accomplished during District 3 and District 4 Championships on May 12 so these two throwers are prime for a fun back and forth battle.
Rakeen Johnson Photo by Enrique Soto
Girls 5A Discus: The leader of the group this season has Zoe Kessinger of Lewiston her toss of 138'5. Next the group is very close to one each other in terms of distance with Maddie Romberg of Borah(131'4) Ruby Jordan Highland (130'0) and Capri Sim of Post Falls (128'1)