Madison's Whitney Mackenzie rounds the last turn in the 400 meters as she won the race in 1:00.16 as she continues to improve toward the goal of under a minute.

Madison’s Whitney Mackenzie rounds the last turn in the 400 meters as she won the race in 1:00.16 as she continues to improve toward the goal of under a minute.

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The Madison girls used their depth to win the Shelley Invitational track meet last Friday as Whitney Mackenzie was the only first place winner for the Bobcat girls. Mackenzie won the 400 in 1:00.16 and then added a second place in the 200 (27.27) as the Bobcats with 119 points, nipped Rigby who ended up second with 117. Skyline (111.5) was third in the 14-team meet with Pocatello taking fourth.

“I was hoping for a 59 (seconds) today, but I just missed it,” the talented sophomore, Mackenzie, said later in the meet.

Savannah Lee placed in the top four in four events as she placed third in the 100 (13.35), fourth in the 100 hurdles (16.55) and the long jump (16-02) and anchored the third place, 4 X 100 team that included Addie Hathaway, Annie Moore, and Halle Meredith.

Multiple top four placers for the Bobcats were Whitney Wasden, second in the 300 hurdles (48.95) and thir in the 100 hurdles (16.53) and Rebekah Kinghorn as she was third in the 1600 (5:39.92) and fourth in the 3200 (12:12.06). Taking a second place in the discus was A. J. Dawson with a throw of 104-01 and placing third was Ainsley Anderson in the pole vault (8-06). Taking fourth place were Mariah Wilson in the 400 (1:03.42), Jessica Hales in the 300 hurdles (52.05), and Mariah Webb in the high jump (4-10).

The Madison boys took second in the meet with 111.5 points behind Rigby’s 167, and in front of Skyline (80.5) and Pocatello’s 65 points.

The Bobcats had four individual winners with Will Dixon winning the 3200 (9:40.08), Cameron Porter winning the 110 hurdles (15.60), Deven Benitez winning the 300 hurdles (41.37) and Eli Backstein winning the high jump with a 6-4 jump. Madison dominated the high jump pit as Isaac Wilson and Kayson Smith took second and third with jumps of 6-2. Other top four placers for the Bobcats were Hinckley Manner, fourth in the 800 (2:02.6); Benitez, third in the 110 hurdles (15.76); Ammon Meshke, third in the 300 hurdles (42.20) and Smith, fourth in the triple jump (39-10.25).

The boys also placed second in the 4 X 100 (44.78) with Backstein, Gavin Fuller, Harry Brewer and Porter running. The 4 X 200 relay took fourth with Logan Thomas, Carson Brewer, Tyson Lerwill and Fuller running a 1:35.39.

This week the Bobcats will be competing in the large Tiger-Griz Meet in Idaho Falls on Friday and Saturday.