Madison takes second in 17 team Rigby Invite | Sports | – Rexburg Standard Journal

Posted: April 13, 2021 at 6:32 am

The wind dominated the Saturday finals at the Rigby Invite as Madison took second behind Highland in the girls meet and, in the boys, meet, Madison fell to Rigby 63-101. With winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour, some of the runners were almost blown over as they ran into the head wind near the finish line.

One of the most exciting races of the day was in the boys 300 hurdles. Madisons Deven Benitez was leading by half a step with 100 meters to go over teammate Ammon Mishke and Hillcrests Noah Whitaker. Mishke edged ahead of Whitaker and Benitez as they cleared the last hurdle winning the race in a personal record, 42.15, as all three broke the 43 second mark.

Madisons only other individual winner was Cameron Porter as he won the 110 hurdles in 15.66 and almost won a second race in the 100 meters, but was out-leaned by Skylines Conner Maloney in a .02 second win.

Other Bobcats placing in the top three places were Eli Backstein was second in the high jump, clearing 6-4; Keagan Martin in the triple jump with a PR of 40-11 and the 4 X 400 team of Carter Miskin, Hinckley Manner, Mishke and Logan Thomas taking third with a time of 3:38.9.

The top five teams in the boys were Rigby (101), Madison (63), Skyline (61), Pocatello (44) and Shelley (43).

The Madison girl throwers dominated the discus with A. J. Dawson winning the event with a 102-09 toss followed by Halle Pope taking second and Karlee Mouser taking sixth. Other placers for the Bobcats in the top three were Savannah Lee, second in the 100 hurdles (16.49); Whitney Wasden, second in the 300 hurdles (49.81) and Mariah Webb, third in the high jump (5-00).

The top five schools were Highland (96.5), Madison (56), Skyline (51), Preston (48) and Pocatello (48).

In the Freshman Meet the Madison girls had two individual winners with Jessica Hales winning the 100 hurdles (18.21) and Salish Carusona winning the long jump (14-01.25). Taylor Stucki took second in the 400 (1:05.74) and third in the 100 meters (13.64). The Bobcat freshman boys had Jacob Fisher take second in the 1600 with and PR of 5:16.09 and the 4 X 100 relay, made up of Austin Cottrell, Jett Summers, Maxwell seal and Carter Thomas, took second with a time of 50.26.

Madisons next scheduled competition is at Thunder Stadium for the Bonneville Invite on Friday.

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