Panthers test the track
By FRED DAVIS
The Snake River Panthers track team sent a partial team out to test themselves at American Falls. While the results may not be what Snake River fans and supporters expect, the young runners and field event stars did was to get a start on the season with some very good efforts for the first meet of the season.
In a meet dominated by Star Valley out of Wyoming, there were some very bright spots for the Panthers.
Braidon Stokes pulle doff a double, winning both the 800 and 1600 meter runs and that bodes well for the Panthers. Stokes was backed up by a second and fourth in the 800 as Coby Young and Lorenzo High chased Braiden home.
High also finished fifth in the 1600. Since Stokes is a sophomore, Young a junior and High a freshman, good things will come from this group.
Nate Miller also picked up a win in the High Jump and the junior came right back to finish second in the long jump. Ehan Muir, another junior finished third in the long jump, so these two will only get better and help to build a core of athletes for the Panthers to build upon.
Kassidee Campbell led the charge of the ladies, as she placed in several events. Campbell was sixth in the 200 meters, fifth in the 400 meters, and third in the long jump. The sophomore lass will be one of the building blocks for the Panthers this season.
Another sophomore will be another of the building blocks as Ali Fuller placed in her two specialties, the 1600 meters and 3200 meters. Fuller finished in fourth in the 3200 and seventh in the 1600 and it would be no surprise if we see he dip down into the 800 as well. With these two providing some building blocks, they could well be half of the sprint medley and possible the 4 X 400 meter relay as the season progresses.
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