All they do is win! So. Idaho teams take home three state track championships

Carey, Kimberly and Raft River teams dominated competition
Published: May. 23, 2021 at 2:07 PM MDT
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MIDDLETON, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — We begin with the 3A 110 meter hurdles.

Two delays, all in Jaxon Bair’s lane. His blocks were too slippery, but finally the third time was the charm.

And the junior won the event easily with a time of 14.81 seconds. This, after earning a medical hardship to state due to a hip injury.

“I hurdled the first two meets and then I got hurt. But I was really happy with my prelim time, but hopefully this was a little better,” explained the Kimberly junior.

We move onto the 1A 4 X 200 relay.

Carey looking strong from the get go and they cruise to the finish line, but the anchor didn’t have the easiest time with the handoff. In fact, he nearly dropped the baton!

“We got so lucky that thing was in the air, I stopped and had to focus on it and then I grabbed it with one hand we kept going,” explained Riley Morey.

Teammate Hunter Smith added, “”with the whole COVID situation, we put that into anger and focus and we decided we were going to win state, so that’s our whole goal today.”

Well, Smith got his wish. Carey ended up winning their first ever track championship and in emphatic fashion.

Then in the 100 meter dash, the state leader, Brett Bronson in lane five, the Idaho State University signee would win with a time of 10.97 seconds

“Gatlin {Bair} dropped out and he’s my biggest competitor, him and his dad are studs,” Bronson said.

Bronson competed in three other events on Saturday and won state titles in each one, helping his Bulldogs crush Sugar-Salem, en route to winning the team 3a state championship.

We would also catch the girls 1A 100 meter dash, three local girls were in the finals and it’s Libby Boden that sets a new PR of 12.45 seconds, four hundredths shy of the classification record.

“I’ve been pretty consistent, working my way up. I just ran as fast as I could,” she exclaimed.

The Raft River sophomore would also win the 200 meter dash by more than a second over highland.

Speaking of the Trojans, they also won the 1A Girls State Track championship, making it three team titles for southern Idaho teams.


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