Tiger track teams win district titles

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mountain Home came home from the District III 4A Track and Field meet at Kuna Friday night with championship trophies in both the girls and boys meets.

Mountain Home won the girls competition, racking up 150 points. Bishop Kelly was second with 113 points, followed by Skyview, with 99, Emmett and Columbia with 93, Kuna 81, Middleton 54 and Nampa 9.

The top five placers in each event qualified for state, along with the top two relays.

Jasmyn Jewett qualified for state in the long jump and triple jump, winning both events, and in the high jump, where she tied for second. She was also a member of the winning 4x100-meter relay team (along with Angie Rios, Jessica Tindall and Jessica Liercke).

Dakota Barrie won the 100-meter high hurdles, came in second in the 300-meter hurdles, and finished fifth in the high jump.

Kristie Sigloh qualified in the 200 meters, where she finished second, as well as the 4x200-meter relay team (along with Jessica Tindall, Lauren Moore and Jessica Liercke) that took first.

Francesca Hale qualified in both hurdle events, finishing second in the high hurdles and fourth in the 300-meter hurdles.

Besides the two relays, Jessica Liercke also qualified in the triple jump, where she placed second, and the 100 meters, where she finished fifth.

Third-place efforts for Haley Schaefer in the 800, Jasmyne Moore in the high hurdles, Christina Segovia in the pole vault and Shelby Posey in the shot put qualified them for state in those events.

Jessica Tindall and Lauren Moore also qualified for state with fifth-place efforts in the 200- and 400-meter events, respectively.

Mountain Home won the boys competition, picking up 133 points. Kuna was second with 114, Columbia had 101, Middleton 89, Nampa 78, Skyview and Bishop Kelly both had 70 and Emmett had 45 points.

Billy Derome won both the shot put and discus to qualify in those two events.

Garrett Wood won the 300-meter hurdles and finished third in the 110-meter high hurdles to qualify in those events.

Tyree Harmon won the 110-meter high hurdles, was second in the 300-meter hurdles, and fifth in the long jump to qualify in those events.

Jesse Donez qualified in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, finishing second in both.

Stefen White qualified in the high hurdles, where he came in second.

Jacob Allies tied for second in the high jump with Robby Pack and fourth others, and also finished third in the triple jump.

Tallon Pauly had a third in the long jump and a fourth in the 200 meters, qualifying for state in both events.

Tyler Knauth and Jake Lewis also qualified for state with fifth-place efforts in the 400 meters and discus, respectively.

Tiger head track coach Rich Urquidi was pleased with their efforts at the district meet.

"I'm proud of both groups! We talked on Monday that we had a chance to place high in both the boys and girls, and we talked about moving up one spot if they could. We talked to the underclassmen that we knew that all of our upperclassmen were going to do well, it's going to take everybody else to just move up a place, and by golly if they didn't do that. They performed well the last two days."

Coach Urquidi is optimistic that their great efforts can carry over to the state meet this week.

"I think so! We placed some quality kids into the state meet. I think we'll score pretty well. Our goal is that both groups can bring home a trophy, and I think we've set ourselves up to be able to do that."

The State 4A Track and Field Championships are tomorrow and Friday at BSU.

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