Teton Track and Field took 20 members to the Firth Invite last Wednesday.
With Spring Break in full swing, Teton’s roster was smaller than usual, but well rested and nonetheless impactful. Teton had two top finishes on the men’s side. Sophomore John Woiwode placed second in the mens varsity Triple Jump at 40-02. Out on the track, senior Jeremiah Otto had a field day, running away with an 800m time of 2:05 and snagging another win in the 300m hurdles. Otto smoked the competition in his first ever attempt in the 800m event and is now ranked 3rd in the state of Idaho.
“We encouraged Otto to mix it up a little,” said Head Coach Jacob Zarpentine. “The 400 is his event, but the 800 would challenge him and he came away with an impressive win.”
Sara Bagley lead the women’s effort in the 3200m.
The freshman prodigy put on a strong showing in a field of 20 runners. Bagley finished eighth with a season best of 13:30. She was less than a minute off of the winner, Elli Kelsey of Bear Lake who finished at 12:11. Coach Zarpentine was pleased with her performance.
“Sara has a promising future ahead of her,” said Zarpentine. “She’s a strong distance runner and we’re excited to see what she can accomplish.”
Teton travels to West Jefferson High School this afternoon for West Jefferson Invitational. Events begin at 3:30 p.m. and spectators are encouraged to bring warm clothing as the meet will most likely run into the night.