To run indoor track distance events, a runner must have a high tolerance for repeating scenery.
That and helpers who can count.
The indoor track measures just 200 meters, meaning any distance beyond 800 lends itself to disorientation, and sometimes even acute cases of dizziness.
Utah State teammates James Withers (Snake River) and Coen Haroldsen (Bonneville) had no such trouble Saturday at the Bronco Challenge.
Withers won the won the 25-lap, 5,000-meter run with a time of 14 minutes, 37.22 seconds, and Haroldsen placed fourth at 14:58.77.
Competing in the indoor mile for Utah State in an elite field at the Iowa State Classic, West Jefferson graduate Tylee Newman-Skinner placed 16th with a time of 4:50.15. That time puts the former Panthers’ standout in the top-5 in the event in school history.
Competing for Weber State at the Montana State duals, Shelley grad Diedre Wilson finished second in the shot-put competition with a push of 41 feet, 1 3/4 inches — just off her personal best. Wilson also broke 40 feet in the weight throw at 40-7.
Skyline graduate Kayla Stanley won the 200 freestyle for the University of Idaho, helping the Vandals rout College of Idaho 110-50. Stanley touched the wall first in a time of 1:58.66.
Blackfoot grad and North Idaho power forward Jarod Greene got a double-double over just 17 minutes Saturday, finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds during a 100-87 win over Treasure Valley. The Cardinals are now 19-5
Umpqua Riverhawks big man and Hillcrest graduate Coleman Johnson had a team-best three blocked shots Wednesday to help his team improve to 15-8.
Bonneville grad Jared Stutzman hit a pair of 3-pointers Saturday night, finishing with 10 points to help the Bengals take down North Dakota 76-67. ISU is now 11-12.
Firth grad and Oregon Tech junior Bailey Nelson finished with 12 points and eight rebounds Saturday during a 74-55 home loss to Northwest Christian. The Owls are now 18-9.
Representing West Jefferson at Walla Walla on Saturday, Jade Skidmore helped the Warriors rout Big Bend with 18 points, nine assists and six rebounds. WWCC is now 23-1.
Former Madison great Leah Dougherty had 19 points and three rebounds Wednesday to help Big Bend defeat Spokane 76-67. The Viking are now 15-8.
Westminster got a pair of 3-pointers and six points from Snake River graduate Max Shelley during a 78-67 road loss to Colorado State-Pueblo on Saturday.
Also for Westminster on Saturday, Ririe grad Haddi Williams had six rebounds and three steals, and Ririe’s Sicilee Williams added five rebounds. The Griffins are now 13-10.
Shelley graduate Kira Marlow finished with five steals and nine points Wednesday to help Northwest College beat Central Wyoming 82-57. NWC is now 19-6.
University of Utah wing and Skyline graduate Tilar Clark finished with six rebounds and four points Friday during a 70-49 road loss at Stanford. The Utes are now 15-10.
Madison graduate Richard Anau took top honors in the heavyweight bracket at the Rocky Mountain District Championships this past weekend, scoring a 16-1 technical fall in the championship match.
Representing Hillcrest and Western Wyoming at the Rocky Mountain Championships, Ky Webb earned a bronze medal in the 157-pound bracket. Northwest finished second in the team competition with 77 points, and Western Wyoming won the event with 99.5.
Jamestown 165-pounder Kade Thompson (Idaho Falls) got a pin Wednesday to help the Jimmies score a 39-15 win over Dakota Wesleyan.