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Lakeside girls emerge as regional team champs

Sun., May 19, 2013, midnight

Lakeside’s Farrahn O’Hara and Lindy Jacobson claimed individual titles and the Eagle girls won the team title at a 1A regional Saturday at Riverside High School in Chattaroy.

Jacobson won the 3,200 in 11 minutes, 29.69 seconds. Riverside’s Delaney McMahon was second in 11:32.34.

O’Hara was the pole vault champion after reaching a height of 10 feet, 6 inches. Her teammate, Samantha Burke, was second at 10-0.

Newport’s Arielle Walden and Medical Lake’s Amarah Nicholson each won two events.

Nicholson claimed the title in the 100 (12.67) and 200 (26.10) and Walden won the 100-meter hurdles (15.42) and triple jump (35-7 1/4).

Other local girls event-champions were Riverside’s Jessica Chrisp (long jump; 16-8 1/4), Chewelah’s Kaitlin Krouse (discus; 122-6) and Riverside’s 1,600-meter relay team (4:06.31).

The Riverside girls took second place.

Jordan Yaws and Logan Owens won individual events, and were a part of a winning relay team, as the Riverside boys came in second behind Quincy.

Yaws won the 400 in 51.11 and Owens claimed the title in the 800 in 1:59.92.

Yaws and Owens joined Eric Taylor and Brayden Proctor on Riverside’s 1,600-meter relay team, which won in 3:27.87.

Chewelah’s Adam Collins, Lakeside’s Ryan Coffman and Medical Lake’s Tellas Johnson were all double-event winners.

Johnson won the 100 (11.09) and 200 (22.98). Coffman won the 1,600 (4:33) and 3,200 (10:06).

Collins claimed the title in the long jump (20-7) and triple jump (42-11).

The top three placers in each event earned berths to the state meet.


Lewiston’s Rafa Hewitt-Steiger responded after a first-set loss and beat Borah’s Reuben Mulhern in the Idaho 5A State boys singles final in Boise.

Hewitt-Steiger won 6-7, 6-1 and 6-4. He beat Borah’s Kyle Whittaker 6-3, 7-5 in the semifinals earlier in the day to advance to the championship.

His victory helped the Bengals claim the team title. Boise was second and Borah was third.

The Lewiston girls were fourth.

The Bengals’ mixed doubles duo of Z.J. Mayton and Jerica Kingsbury fell to Boise’s Mok Boyd and Allie Boyd 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match.

• Sandpoint’s Megan Rockwell and Kennedy Search won a match before falling in the consolation semifinals and the Bulldogs took ninth place at the 4A State tournament in Boise.

Rockwell and Search were ousted after a 6-1, 6-1 loss to Skyview’s Lindsey Washburn and Brittney Washburn.

The Moscow boys were 10th, Sandpoint was 11th and Lakeland was 13th.

• The Coeur d’Alene Charter girls took sixth place and Clark Fork was seventh at the 2A State tournament in Boise.

Clark Fork’s Heather Wold and Lyndsie Kiebert made it all the way to the consolation semifinals before falling.

The Coeur d’Alene Charter boys were eighth.

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