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: Won four gold medals at State 5A competition with titles in the 100 (10.46), 200 (21.62), 4×200 (1:26.97), and 4×400 (3:22.67) relays ).

Landon Helms, Emmett: Helms won the 4A boys 110 hurdles in 13.69, breaking the 1985 record of 14.08 held by Darrin Harris of Capital. Helms added wins in the 300m hurdles (38.15), long jump (23-1) and pole vault (15-0).

James Onanubosi, Bishop Kelly: Scored a repeat in the 4A men’s 100m (10.54) and added his first 200m title (21.96). He also ran a leg on the Knights record 4×100 relay (42.16). His 100 time of 10.51 in the preliminaries was a state record.

Trais Higgins, Nampa: Was part of the Nampa 4×200 relay that broke a 38-year-old school record (1:29.19) and won a state title. He added a second place in the 4x100m (42.81) which broke a 12-year school record, a third place in the 100m (10.98) with another school record and was third in the long jump (21 -9.75). ).

Caleb Woodland, Meridian: He moved up one spot on the podium from a year ago, winning the boys 5A 110 hurdles (14.44) and taking second place in the 300 hurdles (38.52).

Cace Lewis, Payette: Was the only male athlete from District Three to win a state title in the 3A competition, winning the high jump with a 6-2 clearance.

Joe Reiber, Melba: Swept the sprint races at the 2A State Meet with wins in the 100 (11.16) and 200 (22.26) and ran a stage on the Mustangs’ winning 4×100 relay (44.46). He set a state meet record with a 6-10 clearance for second place in the high jump.

Grady Mylander, Christian Nampa: Nearly won all three distance races with first places in the 800m (1:57.37) and 1,600m (4:17.75) and a second place in the 3,200m (9:25.00).

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Eva Lowder, centenarian: Using a borrowed pole, the junior cleared 13ft 9in on her second attempt to win the girls’ 5A pole vault, breaking the 13-0 record set the day before by Emmett’s Tatum Richards in 4A competition. His brand ranks among the top 10 in the country this season.

Logan Smith, Boise: Repeated the Women’s 800 5A with a record (2:09.07) and added wins in the 4×400 (3:57.10) and 4×800 (9:18.92) relay. She also placed second in the 200m (25.24) to help the Braves win the team title for the second straight year.

Jacoba Luteyn, Bishop Kelly: Set a 4A meet record with his lift of 44-3.25 in the shot put and swept the throwing events with his victory in the discus (144-0).

Lauren McCall, Timberline: Finished State 5A meet with four golds after earning individual wins in the 400 (56.0) and 300 hurdles (44.11) and race stages on the winning 4×200 relays (1:47 .79) and 4×100 (48.39) from Wolves.

Isis Villafane, Ridgevue: She came from behind in two different races to win the 400 girls 4A in 56.13 and the 800 medley sprint relay (1:48.89).

Emma Hillam, Fruitland: Completed a tough distance sweep in the 3A State Meet with his wins in 800 (2:15.72), 1,600 (5:11.89) and 3,200 (11:15.43). She finished the meet with four gold medals after running a leg on the Grizzlies’ winning sprint medley relay (1:52.61).

Sydney Denison, Payette: Won first place in long jump (17-11.5) and triple jump (36-10.5) at State 3A meet.

Anna Dixon, Greenleaf: Was the only athlete from District Three – male or female – to win a title at State 1A meet. Dixon raced to victory in the 1600 in 5:25.11.

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