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Tim Dunne Invitational

Mattalyn Geddes, of Twin Falls, catches her breath after finishing first in the girls 3200 on Friday, April 13, 2018, during the Tim Dunne Invitational at Jerome High School in Jerome. 

PAT SUTPHIN, TIMES-NEWS

Girls athlete of the week: Mattalyn Geddes, Twin Falls

Geddes earned athlete of the week nod for the second time in three weeks thanks to her record-breaking performance in distance running events at the 4A District 4 championships. The sophomore broke the Twin Falls school record in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:05.22 — more than 12 seconds better than her winning time at the Tiger-Grizz Invitational (5:17.63). The former school record was 5:10.44, set in 1988 by Jenny Hannah, according to Twin Falls coach Marty Grindstaff.

Geddes also showed off her superior endurance in the 3200-meter run. Her time of 11:10.58, more than 50 seconds in front of her closest competitor, was only two seconds off the Twin Falls school record. Geddes also won the 800-meter run (2:20.95), less than three seconds off the school-record mark.

Boys athlete of the week: Anthony Garcia, Canyon Ridge

The Canyon Ridge boys grabbed the boys 4A District 4 track and field title, snapping Twin Falls’ four-year streak, and Garcia earned 10 points for the Riverhawks with a high jump of 6 feet, 10 inches. Not only did that mark break the Canyon Ridge school record, which he formerly held, it is also higher than the 4A state tournament record (6-08).

The record high jump at state across all classifications for boys was set by Minico’s Tory Bailey (7-01) in 1993, when the Spartans were in the 5A classification. Garcia has finished second at the state tournament in the high jump the past two years.

Past spring athletes of the week:

Week 1: Twin Falls’ Kenzie Connell and Kimberly’s McKade Huft

Week 2: Buhl’s Jose Espinoza and Canyon Ridge’s Taylor Huddleston

Week 3: Kimberly’s Desi Overacre and Wendell’s Felipe Paniagua

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Week 4: Twin Falls’ Kylie Baumert and Minico’s Drake Miller

Week 5: Minico’s Rylan Chandler and Kimberly’s Kirie Taylor

Week 6: Twin Falls’ Madison Glascock and Muamer Mujic

Week 7: Filer's Idanna Cobb and Twin Falls' Carson Walters

Week 8: Minico’s Alan Ambriz and Twin Falls’ Mattalyn Geddes

Week 9: Kimberly's Lars Christiansen and Twin Falls' Tayllore Ward

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