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After milestone 2015 season, former Rigby sprinter Mecham looking ahead to 2016

By • Jul 4th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

With one of the biggest weeks of her young career behind her, Elsja Mecham is turning her attention to 2016 and two major prospects she hopes will come to fruition. Running for a Division I track program, and vying for a spot on Team USA for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [...]



Mecham finishes seventh at World Youth Trials finals

By • Jul 2nd, 2015 • Category: News, Track

Former Rigby sprinter Elsja Mecham was battling for third place in the 400-meter hurdles finals at the World Youth Trials when her race took an unexpected turn Wednesday. She clipped a hurdle on the last curve and fell, getting up a few seconds later to finish the race in 1 minute, 4.58 seconds for seventh [...]



Mecham advances to World Youth Trials finals

By • Jul 1st, 2015 • Category: News, Track

After a quick turnaround, former Rigby sprinter Elsja Mecham was back on the track and advancing to the finals of another major meet. Three days after placing fourth and beating three collegiate athletes at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoors Championships at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, Mecham won her heat of the [...]



Former Rigby sprinter Mecham finishes fourth at USA Junior Outdoor finals

By • Jun 28th, 2015 • Category: News, Track

Former Rigby sprinter Elsja Mecham ended her weekend in Tracktown USA with another impressive finish in a loaded race. Running in lane 8, Mecham finished fourth in 59.36 seconds in Saturday’s junior women’s 400-meter hurdles finals at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. She led through [...]



Former Rigby sprinter Mecham makes finals at USA Junior Outdoors

By • Jun 27th, 2015 • Category: News, Track

Former Rigby sprinter Elsja Mecham can add “advance to the finals of an international qualifier track meet” to her growing list of track accomplishments. The 17-year-old ran a personal best time of 58.27 seconds in Friday’s junior women’s 400-meter hurdles heats — the third fastest time of three heats — to advance to tonight’s finals [...]



Moving on up: Former Rigby sprinter Mecham among nation’s top 15 hurdlers

By • Jun 24th, 2015 • Category: Features, Lead Story, News, Track

A new year at a new school and Elsja Mecham continues to set herself apart as one of the nation’s best sprinters. The Rigby native moved to Utah last July as an eight-time Idaho individual state champion, two-time state record holder and a four-time Rigby record holder who ranked 35th on milesplit.com’s girls 300-meter hurdles [...]



2015 PR Female Track Athlete of the Year: Keanne Alston, Rigby

By • Jun 21st, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, News, Track

While the Christopher Reeve era teenage Superman outran trains, Rigby’s Keanne Alston grew up racing school buses. In the morning, she tried to beat the bus to her stop. She continued the game in the afternoon by exiting early to race the bus to where she usually got off. Occasionally, classmates joined the fun. “I [...]



2015 PR Male Track Athlete of the Year: Bryce Frazee, Idaho Falls

By • Jun 21st, 2015 • Category: News, Track

A decision that could have been considered a gamble at the time ultimately provided a storybook ending to Bryce Frazee’s Idaho Falls High School track career. He had long dominated the 100 and 200 meters at eastern Idaho meets and won four 5A state medals, but had not won gold. Qualifying for state in the [...]



2015 Post Register All-Area Track Team

By • Jun 21st, 2015 • Category: News, Track

Hannah Cain Challis senior THE ATHLETE: A six-time Challis record holder, Cain won the 100, 200 and took third in the 400 at the 1A state meet to end her prep career with 14 state medals (eight gold). Cain drew interest from four Division I schools and signed with Division II Point Loma Nazarene University [...]



2015 Track Coach of the Year

By • Jun 21st, 2015 • Category: News, Track

HEIDI GRAHAM, BLACKFOOT The turnaround of the Blackfoot High School track and field program was personified with new bright green uniforms and historic accomplishments this spring. After taking second in the girls team standings at the 4A District 5-6 meet, the Broncos compiled 60 points to finish third at the 4A state meet behind powerhouses [...]