Burley’s Gatlin Bair and Skyline’s Claire Petersen put on a show at Idaho’s Class 4A state meet at Mountain View High in Meridian, Idaho.
Bair, a junior, won the 100 meters title in an Idaho all-time best 10.15 and the 200 title in 20.56, a day after lowering his 200 record to 20.41 in the prelims.
His 100 time is tied for US#4 and his 200 time is US#2.
Bair went undefeated in both events this spring, including wins at the Oregon Relays, Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and the BYU Invitational. A multi-sport standout, Bair competed in his final high school state track championships this weekend, as he plans to graduate a semester early to pursue Division I college football and serve a two-year Latter Day Saints mission.
He shared his short list of schools on April 16: Nebraska, Michigan, TCU, Boise State and Oregon.
Petersen, a senior, concluded a historic season with her third consecutive 100 title in an all-time Idaho best 11.81 (wind-aided), third consecutive 300-meter hurdles title in 43.06 and a second 100 hurdles title in 14.34. In Friday’s 100 prelims, she ran a wind legal overall state record 12.01.
Her 30 points contributed to Skyline winning its first girls track state championship since 1993. The team title came after three consecutive second-place finishes.
Petersen said she had not been following the team scores during the day. She learned the news from her coaches, who told her it had been 30 years since the last title.
“I was like, ‘Wow. What are the odds we’d do it my senior year?”” Petersen said Saturday evening by phone. “I think I’m still kind of in shock about the whole day. It also went by really fast.”
Skyline head coach Chase Meyer named several athletes in addition to Petersen who stepped up to claim the elusive state banner and trophy: junior Nelah Roberts (third consecutive state titles in the 3,200 and 1,600 in respective times of 10:55.67 and 4:58.13, fourth place in the 800 in 2:22.13), junior Marina Renna (fourth place in the 3,200 in 11:24.39, fifth place 1,600 in 5:17.47), junior Amy Baczuk (high jump champion with 5-4), senior Alliya Parke (second place long jump 17-3.75).
Skyline trailed defending champion Pocatello 27-25 upon conclusion of Friday’s events. Meyer said he felt confident the Grizzlies would win after Saturday’s 800 final. Through the 300 hurdles finals, Skyline led Pocatello 85-58.
“Going into the running events at the beginning of the day, you’re kind of waiting to see what happens,” Meyer said….
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