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I.F. hires Christensen as new track coach

I.F. hires Christensen as new track coach

Kelcee Christensen has been hired as the new Idaho Falls High School varsity track and field head coach for 2019. Idaho Falls athletic director Pat Lloyd shared the hire to the Post Register earlier this week in a press release. Christensen fills the vacancy of outgoing coach […]

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2018 All-Area Boys Track Athlete of the Year: Blake Moseley, Madison

2018 All-Area Boys Track Athlete of the Year: Blake Moseley, Madison

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Before he wore spikes, recent Madison High School graduate Blake Moseley wore baseball cleats. A scary incident during his freshman year prompted a change of course. Moseley was hit in the face by a baseball, breaking bones around his eye. The next year […]

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2018 All-Area Girls Track Athlete of the Year: Ara Omotowa, Hillcrest

2018 All-Area Girls Track Athlete of the Year: Ara Omotowa, Hillcrest

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com What recent Hillcrest High School graduate Ara Omotowa first read about sprinter Wilma Rudolph in second grade never left her. Born premature and stricken with polio that prompted her to wear a leg brace as a child, Rudolph became the first United States […]

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2018 All-Area Track Team

2018 All-Area Track Team

Girls Rayven Nealey / Madison junior Nealey dominated triple jump for the second consecutive year, defending her 5A District 5-6 and 5A state titles to continue an undefeated streak in the event dating back to the end of her freshman season. She surpassed 39 feet three times, […]

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2018 All-Area Track Coaches of the Year

2018 All-Area Track Coaches of the Year

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com Although competing in different classifications, the 2018 outdoor track season brought statement finishes and All-Area Coach of the Year honors for Sugar-Salem head coach Brett Hill and West Jefferson head coach Melinda Schwieder. Hill’s Diggers repeated as 3A District 6 and 3A state […]

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Hillcrest red to Harvard crimson: Hillcrest’s Omotowa to study, run at Harvard

Hillcrest red to Harvard crimson: Hillcrest's Omotowa to study, run at Harvard

Editor’s note: This story appeared on A1 of the May 26 Post Register. By NATHAN BROWN and MARLOWE HEREFORD nbrown@postregister.com mhereford@postregister.com Ara Omotowa has had big dreams since she was little. “My dad had a lot of influence on it,” she said. “He was like, ‘Do you […]

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Revisiting state track 2018

Revisiting state track 2018

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com State track is always a weekend of filled stands, electric atmospheres, records falling and thrilling finishes. It is also a massive event for meet directors to organize and news outlets to cover. There are 18 events per gender, and the top six placers […]

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Local 3A/2A/1A track athletes end spring on top

Local 3A/2A/1A track athletes end spring on top

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com MIDDLETON — Win streaks, elusive golds and close finishes highlighted the final day of the 3A/2A/1A state track championships in Middleton, and several of those involved local athletes. Repeat state championships in the 2A girls 4×100 and 4×200 made a historic weekend sweeter […]

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Russets, Diggers go out with a bang at 3A state meet

Russets, Diggers go out with a bang at 3A state meet

*Editor’s note: a previous version of this post included an incorrect final team score for the Sugar-Salem boys in the results following the story. The score has been corrected. By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com MIDDLETON — The 3A classification will look much different next year, and athletes from […]

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Omotowa, Nealey, Helsley end seasons with wins on final day of 5A/4A state track

Omotowa, Nealey, Helsley end seasons with wins on final day of 5A/4A state track

Hillcrest senior Araoluwa Omotowa closed out her high school running career with a pair of titles. The defending 5A 100 meter state champion won her second consecutive state title in the 100-meter event and added a 200-meter title during Saturday’s 5A state track and field championships at […]

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Soaring, striding, throwing to victory on day 1 of 5A/4A state track

Soaring, striding, throwing to victory on day 1 of 5A/4A state track

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com BOISE — Three summers ago, Katie Montgomery was a volleyball player with no track and field experience who moved to Idaho Falls from the Atlanta area. On Friday, she became the 4A girls high jump state champion upon clearing five feet, four inches […]

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State, meet Harrison and Athay: Freshman duo gets second-place finishes in 4A 3,200

State, meet Harrison and Athay: Freshman duo gets second-place finishes in 4A 3,200

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com BOISE — District 6’s youth movement in cross-country and track and field kicked it up a notch Friday on day one of the 5A/4A state track and field championships at Dona Larsen Park. In back-to-back races, an eastern Idaho freshman took runner-up. Skyline’s […]

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Sugar-Salem boys, Shelley and Salmon girls leading after day 1 of 3A/2A/1A state track

Sugar-Salem boys, Shelley and Salmon girls leading after day 1 of 3A/2A/1A state track

Numerous local track and field athletes made an impact at this year’s 3A/2A/1A state track and field championships in Middleton. In 3A, Sugar-Salem boys leads the pack with a team score of 64. Kimberly (33), Shelley (25), Buhl (24) and Weiser round out the top five. Shelley […]

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State weekend: Home stretch for track

State weekend: Home stretch for track

By MARLOWE HEREFORD mhereford@postregister.com The third week in May has arrived, a week Idaho high school track athletes have looked forward to for at least two months. The opportunity for medals, individual and team titles, personal, school and/or state records awaits at this weekend’s state track championships […]

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Sugar sweeps 3A District 6 track

Sugar sweeps 3A District 6 track

At Sugar City, the Sugar-Salem High School track team swept team titles at the 3A District 6 championships for the second year in a row. The Diggers, who are also defending 3A boys and girls track state champions, dominated the boys side with a 112-58 victory margin […]

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