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State Championships

Thu., May 15, 1997, midnight

TRACK AND FIELD

When: Friday and Saturday at Boise State University.

Schedule: The majority of field events will be held Friday for all classifications, beginning at 8 a.m. PDT. The 3,200-meter finals will be held at 8:30 for all divisions. Running preliminaries begin at 11 for A-1 and A-2 teams and 4:30 p.m. for A-3 and A-4 teams. The medley relay finals will be held at the end of each session. All other running finals will be held Saturday, beginning with the A-1 and A-2 teams at 8 a.m., followed by the A-3 and A-4 teams at 11:45.

Admission: General admission each day is $5; discount admission (for seniors, elementary students and high school students with activity cards) $4 each day. An all-meet pass is $10 and $8.

A-1

Defending state champions: Boise (boys), Pocatello (girls).

State title contenders: Boise, Idaho Falls, Lewiston (boys); Pocatello, Boise (girls).

Returning area champs: Austin Lee (Post Falls) shot put.

At a glance: Lewiston’s boys could become first area team to finish in the top three since Coeur d’Alene took third in 1994. No other area teams will contend for trophies. Lee will seek back-to-back titles in the shot and would be among the favorites to win the discus if not for an injured shoulder. Dozens of other area athletes will collect medals. Other athletes who could win state titles are:

Brenda Nipp (Coeur d’Alene) 400.

Caleb Bowman (Sandpoint) 100, 200.

Rick McCrery (Lewiston) long and triple jumps.

Kari Alldredge (Lewiston) high jump.

Shasta Cornett (Post Falls) pole vault.

Meghan Collins (Sandpoint) 300 hurdles.

A-2

Defending team champions: Jerome (boys), Kuna (girls).

State title contenders: Jerome, Emmett (boys); Kuna, Emmett, Snake River (girls).

Returning area champs: Amber Jamison (Lakeland) triple jump.

At a glance: The chances for an area team to capture a trophy are slim. Jamison will be pushed to repeat in the triple jump and will challenge for gold in the long jump. Priest River senior Missy Ennis could challenge in four events (high jump, 100, 200 and 400).

Other area athletes who could win state titles:

Alecia Derbyshire (Kellogg) shot put.

Rachel Drury (Moscow) pole vault.

Adam Hiatt (Bonners Ferry) long and triple jumps.

Levi Cushman (Lakeland) discus.

Jessica Banbury (Lakeland) long jump, 100.

A-4

Defending team champions: Highland (boys), Carey (girls).

State title contenders: Highland, Cambridge, Troy (boys); Carey, Raft River, Nampa Christian, Kootenai (girls).

Returning area champs: Annie Goodson (Kootenai) high jump.

At a glance: Kootenai figures to bring home a team trophy. And with Goodson contending for gold in four events (high jump, 100, 200 and 400) and capable medalists in the weight events, the Warriors may challenge for the title.

Other area athletes who could win state titles:

Brendon Nelson (Lakeside) long and triple jumps.

Jamie Bornitz (Kootenai) shot put, discus.

GOLF

A

When: Friday and Saturday at Highland Golf Course, Pocatello.

Defending team champions: Coeur d’Alene (boys), Twin Falls (girls).

At a glance: It will take a remarkable effort for Coeur d’Alene to repeat. All five Inland Empire League teams qualified, and don’t be surprised if one - perhaps Lewiston - contends for the title. Lewiston’s girls should challenge, too. Medalist honors will be determined from first-round scores. The top four teams with the lowest first-round scores will play 18 holes to decide the championship on Saturday. Any team within 10 strokes of the third-place team will also play Saturday.

B

When: Friday and Saturday at Blackfoot Municipal Golf Course, Blackfoot.

Defending team champions: Bishop Kelly (boys), Bonners Ferry (girls).

At a glance: Bonners Ferry defeated Weiser in a playoff last year, and the Badgers return intact. Priest River could also contend. Sarah Walter should challenge for medalist honors. Play Friday and Saturday follows the same format as listed above in the A tournament.

TENNIS

A and B

When: Friday and Saturday at Boise.

Defending champions: Centennial (A), Homedale (B).

Local qualifiers: Coeur d’Alene - Amador Zuazua, Adam Grace (boys singles); Erin Stransky (girls singles); Abbey Davis and Leslie Davis (girls doubles); Corey DeLeonard and Emily Wroe (mixed doubles). Lake City - Char Kasner (girls singles); Waheed Magee and Dave Souza (boys doubles); Jeff Fealko and Emily Althen (mixed doubles). Falls Christian - Amanda Poole (girls singles).

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