Madison’s Cameron Porter was the only individual champion from the area schools at the annual Tiger-Grizz Invitational meet held in Idaho Falls last Friday and Saturday. Porter won the 110 hurdles with a PR 15.18 as he got a great start and led the entire race and then he placed second in the 100 meters to bring home two medals.
In one of the most prestigious meets of the season, no team scores are kept as it focuses around the individual competitors with only three medals awarded in each event.
Taking second place for the Bobcats were Jessica Hales, in the freshman high hurdles (17.75); Eli Backstein, in the high jump (6-8); the Bobcat girls’ 4 X 400 relay made up of Clara Thomas, Mariah Wilson, Taylor Stucki and Whitney Mackenzie, took second in 4:11.96 and the freshman boys’ 4 X 100, with Maxwell Seal, Jett Meredith, Carter Thomas and Jett Summers, running a 47.90 race.
The Sugar Salem Diggers took two second place finishes when Cach Harris took the silver in the freshman 400 meters (54.07) and the boys’ 4 X 200 relay with Crew Clark, Trevon Holman, Brigham Lee and Porter Holt running a 1:32.8.
Taking bronze medals for the Diggers were Mason Smith in the freshman 1600 (4:54.56) and Cache Crain in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet. Madison’s Kayson Smith high jumped a PR 6-4 to take third while Stucki took third in the freshman girls’100 meters (13.28) and Berrett Wilson took home the bronze in the freshman boys’ 400 meters (54.18).
South Fremont’s best finishers at the Tiger-Grizz were two fourth place finishes with Carson Draper in the 400 meters (50.62) and Joseph Badachi in the 300 hurdles (42.47). North Fremont’s top finisher was Graycee Litton taking sixth in the 300 hurdles (50.33).
On Friday night in the boys’ 300 hurdle prelims, Madison’s Deven Benitez ran a state-best time of 40.30, but due to an earlier commitment was not available to run in the finals on Saturday.
Madison’s next scheduled event will be Friday at the Bobcat track when they host the “Country Cousins” meet.