Tiger track team makes strong showing

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The Mountain Home Tiger boys came within 3.5 points of winning a four-team track meet they hosted last Friday at Tiger Field.

Nampa won the boys competition with 77 points, with the Tigers a close second with 73.5 points. Vallivue was third with 66.5 points, and Caldwell earned 39 points.

Brandon Sloan was a double winner for the Tigers, taking both the 800 and 3,200 meter runs. He finished third in the 1,600 meter run.

Nick Barrie won the long jump, and joined Georgio Sutton, Chris Knudson and Andreous Madrid to win the 4 by 100 meter relay. Barrie, Sutton, Knudson and Victor Werner finished second in the 4 by 200 meter relay. Barrie also had a fifth-place effort in the triple jump. Josh Driskell had the Tigers' other first place finish, taking the shot put.

Other points earned by the Tigers included Robert Moss, with a second in the 100 and third in the 200 meter dash.

Zacq Hale took second in the triple jump, third in the 400 meters abd fifth in the long jump.

Bob Daniels finished second in the long jump and fifth in the 100 meter dash. Kyle Clark finished second in the discus.

Matt Ward finished third in the pole vault and fifth in the shot put.

Scott Riley came in third in the 800 meter run, Victor Werner was fourth in the 200, and Brian Walsh was fifth in the 300 meter hurdles.

Vallivue won the girls competition with 93 points. Nampa was second with 74, Mountain Home came in with 63.5, and Caldwell had 40.5.

Kacy Barrie won both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles, and finished second in the pole vault. Alyssa Saltzgaber won the triple jump and came in second in the long jump. Kristie Sigloh won the long jump and anchored the medley relay along with Alexis Howe, Hannah Zamora and Brandie Riggs.

Other points for Mountain Home included Emily Moranda for second-place efforts in the 100 meter dash and 300 meter hurdles,

Piper Coffin came in second in the 100 meter hurdles and third in the 300 meter hurdles, Shantell Crane finished second in the discus and third in the shot put, Dani Dean had a third in the high jump and a fourth in the 100 meter hurdles.

Emily Warnolf finished fifth in the 300 meter hurdles and Chelsea Garner was fifth in the shot put.

Mountain Home Tiger head track coach Rich Urquidi was pleased with their efforts at the home meet.

"We just keep improving. It was pretty windy, so our sprints were a little slow, they had a pretty good headwind, but the jumps had a tailwind, and they had some really good jumps for the guys and the girls, and we just keep improving."

The Tiger track teams will be at Mountain View Thursday and Friday this week for the Bandana Invitational (formerly the Treasure Valley Invitational) involving both the 5A and 4A SIC teams.

"We're looking forward to going there. I think we can have some kids that will get in the finals and do pretty well."

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