High School Sports Athletes of the Week | Boise, Idaho


Help us pick the best of the best in the latest Idaho Statesman Athlete of the Week contest.

Polling stations close at noon on Wednesday. Check out all of the nominees and their accomplishments below.

You can vote multiple times. This is a fun way to show support for athletes, not science.

Nominations are submitted by area coaches or drawn from statistics reported to the Idaho Statesman.

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Lawyer Mason, Boise: Earned two individual wins in the 5A District Three meet with his sweep of the 100 (10.68) and 200 (21.45) and ran legs on the 4×200 (1:26.89) and 4×400 (3 : 19.97) winners of the Braves.

Jackson Beck, mountain view: Swept the shot put (56-6.5) and discus throw (161-10) in the 5A District Three meet.

Eli Lawrence, Meridian: The reigning two-time state triple jump champion dominated the competition in the long jump and triple jump. The senior won the long jump (22-11.5) by more than a foot and the triple jump (48-4.25) by almost 5 feet.

Patrick Monahan, Bishop Kelly: Set 4A District Three is hitting personal bests and bests with wins in the long jump (22-1.5), triple jump (45-5.5) and high jump (6-6.25). The high jump score was also the best in the state this season.

Landon Helms, Emmett: Was 16-4 in the pole vault and had wins in the 110 hurdles (14.03) and 300 hurdles (38.68) in the 4A District Three meet. He scored three straight district titles for Helms in the pole vault and 110 hurdles and the second straight in the 300 hurdles. All three were encounter records.

Joe Reiber, Melba: Won the high jump with a 6-6 clearance in the District 3 2A meet to break a school record that had stood since 1979. He also won the 100 (10.84), 200 (22.12, record school) and 4×100 (45.06).

Grady Mylander, Christian Nampa: Won four District 3 2A meet gold medals with wins in the 800 (1:58.12), 1,600 (4:50.27), 3,200 (9:33.74) and relay medley sprint (3:46.66).

Ian Stockett, Victory Charter: Placed first in the 1,600 (4:33.75) and 3,200 (9:53.65) and ran a run on the Vipers 4×400 relay team in third place (3:48.44) during of the District 3 1A meeting.

Aden Aquiso, Rimrock: Won District Three Meet 1A title in long jump with a 20-8.5 jump and ran one leg on the Raiders-winning 4×200 relay (1:36.72). He also anchored Rimrock’s third 4×100 stint (46.82).

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Logan Smith, Boise: Ran a state-leading 2:11.11 to win the 800 meters in the 5A District Three meet. Smith collected four first-place finishes, adding a win in the 200 (25.81) and race legs on the Brave-winning 4×400 (3:52.87) and 4×800 (9:22.68) relay teams, which took also established the best in the state.

Gracie Strickland, capital: Won the shot put (41-4.5), triple jump (36-0) and discus throw (127-9.5) at the 5A District Three meet and ran the third leg of the Capital’s 4×100 meter relay team.

Jacoba Luteyn, Bishop Kelly: Won the shot put for the second consecutive year with a competitive and school record distance of 43-0. She swept the throwing events taking first place in the discus with a throw of 127-4.

Tatum Richards, Emmet: Tied his own competitive record from last season with a 12-8 clearance in the pole vault. Richards also won the 100 hurdles (15.85) for the second year in a row when meeting 4A District Three.

Cassidy Fried, Middleton: Showed her resilience with victories in the high jump (5-0), long jump (16-2.75) and triple jump (35-2) for girls in the 4A District Three meet.

Sydney Denison, Payette: Swept the pole vault (9-6), long jump (16-5.25) and triple jump (36-9) in the 3A District Three meet.

Emma Hillam, Fruitland: Won four District Three 3A Meet golds after wins in the 800 (2:15.11), 1,600 (5:25, 30), 3,200 (11:09.09) and relay Spring Medley (1:54.65).

Kendall Clark, Melba: Recorded wins in 100 hurdles (16.26), high jump (4-10), triple jump (34-4.5) and 4×200 relay (1:47.79) at district meet 3 2A.

Savanna Schaffer, Freedom Charter: He placed first in the 200 (27.79), second in the 100 (13.50) and ran the legs of winning Patriots teams in the 4×400 (4:26.27) and sprint medley relay (1: 58.81).

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