A group of 14 St. Maries track athletes qualified for the Meet of Champions at Post Falls High last week.
Coach Aaron Cloud credited his medley relay team, consisting of Jesse Harvey, Ethan Kolar, Philip Keogh and Justin Ledbetter, for its third-place finish at the annual event that showcases top athletes and relay teams from Idaho’s first district.
“Those guys fought hard for third place and set a personal best by 10 seconds,” Coach Cloud said. “We’ll need that fight Friday as we battle Orofino for the league title.”
St. Maries travels to Lapwai Friday for the district championships where state berths will be up for grabs.
Along with the boys relay team, Philip Keogh, Delbert Lambson and Chase Phillips qualified into the finals of their respective events. Philip took 11th in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 45.81, Delbert took 11th in shot put with a toss of 39-04 and Chase was 15th in shot put at 36-10.
Sarah Spence took eighth for the Lumberjack girls in the high jump event, clearing 4-06, and Jacklin Linnemeyer was ninth in shot put with a personal-best throw of 30-11.
Up Next: St. Maries competes in the District 1-2 Championships Friday and Saturday at Lapwai.
Meet of Champions, May 6
Individual Results – Boys
300 meter hurdles: 11. Philip Keogh – 45.81; Medley Relay: 3. St. Maries (Jesse Harvey, Ethan Kolar, Philip Keogh, Justin Ledbetter) – 4:01.35; Shot Put: 11. Delbert Lambson – 39-04.00, 15. Chase Phillips – 36-10.00
Individual Results – Girls
4X400 Relay: 5. St. Maries (Bethani Anderson, Sarah Spence, Katharine Keogh, Kylie Boutillier) – 5:16.32; Shot Put: 9. Jacklin Linnemeyer – 30-11.00; Discus: 11. Jacklin Linnemeyer – 90-05; High Jump: 8. Sarah Spence – 4-06.00