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Tim Dunne Track and Field Meet

Joey Lenker

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Friday March 31 Jerome held its annual Tim Dunne Track and Field meet. This would have been the second meet held in Jerome this season according to the schedule, but due to weather restrictions this was the first meet of the season in Jerome. The meet featured 11 teams including: Jerome, Burley, Canyon Ridge, Century, Highland, Hillcrest, Kimberly, Minico, Oakley, Twin Falls, and Wood River.

The meet was dominated by the Twin Falls boys and girls. The boys placed first with 164.5 points, while the Twin Falls girls won the meet with 199.7 points. Jerome fell just below the middle of the standings placing seventh for both boys and girls.

The real appeal of the meet was the boys 4×100 meter relay. The boys were in lane one, the seventh slowest lane, and ended up taking third place just behind Hillcrest (second) and Twin Falls (first). But what happened after the race caught everyone’s eyes. The Jerome boys 4×100 team walked to the start of the second leg to honor their late teammate Baily Helsley, who was killed in an automobile accident last June. Helsley ran the second leg of the race last season for the Tigers. The boys set the baton on the track and prayed around it, soon stepping off to be greeted by Baily’s mother Stephanie. Tears were exchanged as the team individually spoke shortly with Stephanie, “I didn’t know it was gonna be that hard until we got about halfway around that curve,” said Miller.

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