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PREP TRACK AND FIELD: District 1 All-Star Meet set for today

| May 6, 2021 1:18 AM

POST FALLS — The annual District 1 All-Star Meet, which is made up of the top 16 athletes and eight relays in the area, will be held today starting at 2:30 p.m. at Post Falls High.

Lake City High senior Angelyca Chapman leads the state in the 200 (25.48 seconds), 400 (56.47), 4x100 relay (49.84) and 4x200 relay (1:46.25) along with Keturah Vogel-Greenwood, Madison Quigley and Georgia Whitehead. The foursome is also second in the 4x400.

Post Falls junior Sammie Wood is second in the state in the 800 (2:15.98).

Coeur d’Alene junior Lily Phenicie is second in the shot put (41-1 ¾), followed by Timberlake senior Blayre Jeffs (40-9). Phenicie is third in the discus (135-2), followed by Jeffs in fourth (134-2).

“There’s a lot of good talent coming in,” Post Falls coach Wade Quesnell said. “It should be a good day, with a lot of great times.”

During the meet, four athletes and two coaches will be inducted into the meet’s Hall of Fame. For the 2020 class, Doug Blaty, sprinter from Lake City HIgh, and Stacey Bolstad of Sandpoint will be inducted with former Coeur d’Alene High track and field coach Darlene Shriner.

Shriner coached Coeur d’Alene High from 1979 to 1985, was an assistant cross country and jumps coach, then was an assistant cross country and jumps coach at Lake City from 1994 to 2002. Blaty, who holds the meet record in the 200, went on to compete at the University of Washington.

The 2021 class is Steve Ward, a former Post Falls High standout and Kaitie Poston of Bonners Ferry. Ward, a 2002 graduate of Post Falls High, still holds the school record in the 110-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles. Poston’s mark of 152 feet, 7 inches in the discus — set at the 2006 Meet of Champions — is still a meet record. Poston is a three-time state 3A champion in the discus and shot put. Coach Shannon LaFountaine, who led Kootenai to five-straight state 1A titles from 2002 to 2006, will also be inducted.

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