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She was born 7 weeks early with underdeveloped lungs. Now she’s lightning on the track.

Watch Mountain View’s Devers win the 100, 200 district titles

Mountain View senior Jasmine Devers won the girls 100 and 200 meters at the 5A District 3 track and field championships Friday, May 10, 2019, at Centennial High. See the 100 race in real time and watch a slow-motion finish of the 200.
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Mountain View senior Jasmine Devers won the girls 100 and 200 meters at the 5A District 3 track and field championships Friday, May 10, 2019, at Centennial High. See the 100 race in real time and watch a slow-motion finish of the 200.

Jasmine Devers was born seven weeks premature and spent 11 days in the NICU at Saint Alphonsus because her lungs had not yet fully developed.

It’s an almost inconceivable story given what the Mountain View senior has accomplished on the track this spring.

Devers remains undefeated in the 100 and 200 meters after victories in both events Friday night in the finals of the 5A District 3 track and field championships at Centennial High.

She crossed the finish line in the 100 in 12.41 seconds and clocked a 25.38 in the 200, hitting the tape more than 1 second ahead of her next closest competitor.

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Mountain View senior Jasmine Devers wins the girls 100 meters in 12.41 seconds during the 5A District Three track and field championships Friday, May 10, 2019, at Centennial High in Boise. Darin Oswald Darin Oswald

“That’s another hurdle we’ve had to cross this year, because she hasn’t had that person to push her,” said Rich Elwood, Devers’ sprints coach with the Idaho Dash club team. “In Dash, she runs faster than most of the girls, so I’ll put her into a group of boys that kind of run that same speed to help push her.

“She’s winning by 10, 15, 20 meters. I’ve even seen her win a 200 by 40 meters this season. She’s out there running by herself.”

It’s taken a lot of hard work over the last year to separate herself from the pack. Devers finished fourth in the 100 and second in the 200 at the 5A state meet last season. She’s since dedicated herself in the weight room and has learned to map out the way she will run and how she should feel at each point in a particular race.

“She works all year long,” Mountain View track coach Jamie Blandford said. “I don’t know if there’s a month she takes off. ... I know she is dedicated and ready to go. She’s a fighter. She’s a killer. She wants to go win.”

Entering next week’s state meet at Eagle High, Devers owns the top times in the Gem State in both the 100 (12.30) and 200 (25.10), according to athletic.net. She’ll also run legs on the Mavericks’ 4x100 and 4x200 relays, which placed second and third, respectively, at the district meet without using Devers in the anchor position.

Devers attributes her passion for track to her family. Her dad, Rob Devers, ran one season of track at San Diego State before joining the Air Force, and her mom was also a sprinter in high school.

“I have four brothers,” said Devers, who has signed to run track at Eastern Oregon next year. “We used to always race and play football in our backyard. I’ve always been competitive that way. I like winning.”

Devers helped the Mavericks win the 5A girls team title at state last season, and she also won gold as a member of the Mavericks’ 4x100 relay, but she still hopes to taste a bit of individual glory in her final high school meet in a Mountain View uniform.

“She’s an amazing kid,” Blandford said. “And I honestly don’t know if there’s a harder worker.”

Devers’ sweep of the sprints wasn’t the only standout showing from the two-day district meet. Here are some of the other top performances that led to district records or state-leading times:

Only one district record fell at this year’s meet, and that honor went to the Eagle girls 4x800-meter relay team of Ashley LaJocies, Lizzie Dildine, Alyssa Britton and Julia LaMar with a time of 9:19.09. The previous record was 9:21.28 set by Rocky Mountain in 2013. Borah’s Quincy Ellis, Ian Lambert, Zach Garey and Nathan Green combined to win the boys 4x800 and set a state-leading mark in the process with their time of 7:58.87.

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Borah junior Austin Bolt wins the boys 400 meters with ease in 50.72 seconds during the 5A District Three track and field championships Friday, May 10, 2019, at Centennial High in Boise. Darin Oswald Darin Oswald

There were four individual performances that established or tied the best marks in the state this season. Mountain View junior Lexy Halladay ran a 4:53.94 in the girls 1,600. Boise senior Maya Maloney cleared 12 feet, 9 inches in the girls pole vault, and Mountain View senior Jaymon Barrus claimed the boys 200 in 21.86. In Thursday’s prelims, Borah junior Austin Bolt clocked a 48.38 in the boys 400. Bolt also won the final of the same event on Friday in a much-less taxing speed of 50.72.

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Eagle’s Aimee Peery lunges for the win against Centennial’s Cheyanne Rede in the 4x200 relay during the 5A District Three track and field championships Friday, May 10, 2019, at Centennial High in Boise. Eagle’s relay team finished in 1:43.86 to Centennial’s 1:43.97. Darin Oswald Darin Oswald

Relay teams accounted for the remaining state No. 1s. The Eagle girls swept the 4x100 (Ramsay Peters, Taylor Gordon, Caroline Kirkpatrick, Aimee Peery in 49.31) and 4x200 (Olivia Love, Courtney Payne, Peters, Peery in 1:43.86). Eagle’s Josh Hosac, Austin Durfee, Charles Baker and Cameron Churchill won the boys 4x100 (42.46), while Mountain View’s Magnus Hemingway, Bronx Barrus, Riley Elwood and Jaymon Barrus finished first in the boys 4x200 (1:28.58). In the final race of the meet, Meridian’s Sam Packer, Jackson Foster, Josiah Seward and Andrew Shank won the boys 4x400 (3:24.49).

The girls team title went to Eagle by the slimmest of margins. The Mustangs totaled 146 points to Boise’s 145. Rocky Mountain won the boys team championship with 126 points. Capital finished second with 110.5.

5A DISTRICT 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS

At Centennial

BOYS

Team scores: 1. Rocky Mountain, 126; 2. Capital, 110.5; 3. Mountain View (Id), 92; 4. Borah, 73; 5. Timberline (Boise), 66.5; 6. Meridian (Id), 61; 7. Eagle, 60; 8. Centennial, 54; 9. Boise, 39; 10. Skyview, 15.

100 meters: 1, Hemingway, Magnus, Mountain View, 11.05. 2, Barrus, Jaymon, Mountain View, 11.06. 3, Senethavilay, Casey, Rocky Mountain, 11.12. 4, Ackerson, Seth, Skyview, 11.23. 5, Churchill, Cameron, Eagle, 11.30. 6, Pascoe, Jake, Boise, 11.39. 7, Barrus, Bronx, Mountain View, 11.39. 8, Wong, Nicholas, Rocky Mountain, 11.63.

200: 1, Barrus, Jaymon, Mountain View, 22.35. 2, Hemingway, Magnus, Mountain View, 22.40. 3, Seward, Josiah, Meridian, 22.54. 4, Senethavilay, Casey, Rocky Mountain, 22.73. 5, Churchill, Cameron, Eagle, 23.00. 6, Bolt, Austin, Borah, 23.62. 7, Barrus, Bronx, Mountain View, 23.88. 8, Hosac, Josh, Eagle, 23.94.

400: 1, Bolt, Austin, Borah, 50.72. 2, Lawyer, Mason, Boise, 51.26. 3, Shank, Andrew, Meridian, 51.39. 4, Johnson, Braden, Capital, 52.91. 5, Wyatt, Benjamin, Centennial, 53.36. 6, Brown, Abram, Boise, 53.39. 7, Rieth, Noah, Centennial, 53.64. 8, Braseth, Hunter, Mountain View, 55.10.

800: 1, Stamper, Caleb, Timberline, 1:55.81. 2, Green, Nathan, Borah, 1:56.56. 3, Tolman, Joey, Rocky Mountain, 1:56.66. 4, Thomsen, Trevor, Mountain View, 1:57.36. 5, Simboli, Josh, Timberline, 1:59.09. 6, Carlson, Cooper, Mountain View, 1:59.19. 7, Palmer, Dylan, Rocky Mountain, 1:59.32. 8, Moes, Patrick, Capital, 1:59.82.

1,600: 1, Green, Nathan, Borah, 4:19.88. 2, Tolman, Joey, Rocky Mountain, 4:20.78. 3, Simboli, Josh, Timberline, 4:24.43. 4, Heath, Braden, Rocky Mountain, 4:25.22. 5, Martin, Joshua, Eagle, 4:26.09. 6, Kohler, Seth, Rocky Mountain, 4:26.13. 7, Pollock, Gavin, Rocky Mountain, 4:26.26. 8, Everist, Elias, Rocky Mountain, 4:26.68.

3,200: 1, Green, Nathan, Borah, 9:23.99. 2, Tolman, Joey, Rocky Mountain, 9:24.65. 3, Heath, Braden, Rocky Mountain, 9:29.48. 4, Kohler, Seth, Rocky Mountain, 9:32.10. 5, Martin, Joshua, Eagle, 9:35.86. 6, Simboli, Josh, Timberline, 9:36.01. 7, Everist, Elias, Rocky Mountain, 9:38.55. 8, Litzsinger, Derek, Eagle, 9:40.56.

110 hurdles: 1, Seward, Josiah, Meridian, 14.71. 2, Sekiyama-Nava, Diego, Centennial, 15.13. 3, Toth, Derek, Mountain View, 15.22. 4, Klemme, Jacob, Capital, 15.50. 5, Picard, Hayden, Capital, 15.65. 6, Covey, Anders, Boise, 15.69. 7, Rainford, Taylor, Timberline, 15.89. 8, Rasmussen, Marshall, Meridian, 16.49.

300 hurdles: 1, Bindner, Alec, Capital, 38.82. 2, Sekiyama-Nava, Diego, Centennial, 39.77. 3, Toth, Derek, Mountain View, 40.09. 4, Hunsaker, Joshua, Eagle, 40.99. 5, Birrell, Brian, Centennial, 41.49. 6, Biason, Zane, Mountain View, 41.54. 7, Rainford, Taylor, Timberline, 41.72. 8, Winans, Matt, Capital, 41.92.

4x100 relay: 1, Eagle 42.46. 2, Mountain View 42.61. 3, Skyview 43.50. 4, Rocky Mountain 43.70. 5, Boise 43.97. 6, Borah 44.18. 7, Timberline 44.66. 8, Centennial 44.71.

4x200: 1, Mountain View 1:28.58. 2, Eagle 1:29.89. 3, Boise 1:30.29. 4, Capital 1:30.92. 5, Borah 1:30.95. 6, Centennial 1:31.56. 7, Rocky Mountain 1:33.29. 8, Timberline 1:34.43.

4x400: 1, Meridian 3:24.49. 2, Borah 3:24.73. 3, Capital 3:24.81. 4, Timberline 3:24.84. 5, Boise 3:25.33. 6, Centennial 3:25.37. 7, Mountain View 3:29.18. 8, Rocky Mountain 3:30.76.

4x800: 1, Borah 7:58.87. 2, Mountain View 8:03.39. 3, Timberline 8:06.39. 4, Rocky Mountain 8:09.57. 5, Centennial 8:13.09. 6, Capital 8:14.36. 7, Boise 8:39.23. 8, Eagle 8:48.07.

High jump: 1, Kabongo, Firace, Capital, 6-6. 2, Ford, Andy, Timberline, 6-4. 3, Rodgers, Nakobe, Meridian, 6’-4. 4, Kickel, Harrison, Borah, 6-2. 5, Bowman, Wyatt, Skyview, 6-0. 6, Clouthier, Kobe, Capital, 5-10. 7, Markus, Peyton, Centennial, 5-10. 8, Woodhouse, Logan, Timberline, 5-10.

Pole vault: 1, Rasmussen, Marshall, Meridian, 14-0. 2, Bindner, Alec, Capital, 13-6. 3, Pratt, Hunter, Centennial, 12-6. 5, Webster, Camden, Timberline, 12-0. 5, Clouthier, Kobe, Capital, 12-0. 7, Peterson, Noah, Meridian, 12-0. 8, Westfall, Mark, Centennial, 12-0.

Long jump: 1, Bindner, Alec, Capital, 21-8.50. 1, Picard, Hayden, Capital, 21-8.50. 3, Kabongo, Firace, Capital, 21-7.50. 4, Price, Spencer, Rocky Mountain, 20-8.50. 5, Lomas, Noah, Boise, 20-7.50. 6, Moore, Gabriel, Centennial, 20-5.50. 7, Dewberry, Keith, Borah, 20-5. 8, Davis, Barrett, Eagle, 20-4.

Triple jump: 1, Kabongo, Firace, Capital, 44-0.50. 2, Price, Spencer, Rocky Mountain, 43-2.50. 3, Lawrence, Eli, Meridian, 42-11.50. 4, Davis, Barrett, Eagle, 42-8. 5, Rasmussen, Marshall, Meridian, 41-8.75. 6, Bindner, Alec, Capital, 41-8.75. 7, Molesworth, Jackson, Boise, 41-7.50. 8, Hunter, Dario, Rocky Mountain, 41-5.75.

Shot put: 1, Tamminga, Gerrit, Rocky Mountain, 51-7.50. 2, Lucas, Jarell, Rocky Mountain, 50-11. 3, Player, Grant, Capital, 49-7.75. 4, McCall, Kade, Timberline, 49-1.25. 5, Rathbun, Seth, Eagle, 49-0. 6, Horton, Cortland, Eagle, 48-3.75. 7, Rayo, Cesar, Rocky Mountain, 47-6.75. 8, Covino, Sean, Eagle, 46-11.

Discus: 1, Lucas, Jarell, Rocky Mountain, 169-0. 2, Mccall, Kade, Timberline, 166-7. 3, Tamminga, Gerrit, Rocky Mountain, 165-5. 4, Koch, Dayne, Centennial, 153-10. 5, Rathbun, Seth, Eagle, 143-9. 6, Rayo, Cesar, Rocky Mountain, 143-0. 7, Player, Grant, Capital, 142-8. 8, Dye, Rudy, Capital, 138-3.

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Mountain View sprinters Magnus Hemingway, right, and Jaymon Barrus lunge at the finish of the boys 100 meters Friday, May 10, 2019, in the 5A District Three track and field championships at Centennial High in Boise. Hemingway was the victor with a 11.05 run. Barrus’ time was 11.06. Darin Oswald Darin Oswald

GIRLS

Team scores: 1. Eagle, 146; 2. Boise, 145; 3. Mountain View, 96.5; 4. Rocky Mountain, 82.5; 5. Centennial, 58.5; 6. Timberline, 56; 7. Borah, 39; 8. Capital, 30; 9. Meridian, 26; 10. Skyview, 22.5.

100 meters: 1, Devers, Jasmine, Mountain View, 12.41. 2, Shaffstall-Lassos, Dena, Rocky Mountain, 12.62. 3, Rose, Megan, Capital, 12.65. 4, Smith, Audrey, Boise, 12.93. 5, Denker, Aubree, Rocky Mountain, 12.95. 6, Rede, Cheyanne, Centennial, 12.98. 7, Peery, Aimee, Eagle, 13.07. 8, Peters, Ramsay, Eagle, 13.15.

200: 1, Devers, Jasmine, Mountain View, 25.38. 2, Peery, Aimee, Eagle, 26.46. 3, Pekovich, Grace, Centennial, 26.64. 4, Rose, Megan, Capital, 26.65. 5, Fastabend, Teija, Centennial, 26.69. 6, Shaffstall-Lassos, Dena, Rocky Mountain, 26.94. 7, McArthur, Mya, Borah, 27.15. 8, Gingerich, Emma, Centennial, 27.16.

400: 1, Roldan, Brooke, Timberline, 57.34. 2, Fastabend, Teija, Centennial, 58.09. 3, Patek, Emma, Boise, 59.91. 4, Payne, Courtney, Eagle, 1:00.80. 5, Wallace, Lizza, Mountain View, 1:00.94. 6, Johnson, Alexie, Capital, 1:00.98. 7, Pekovich, Grace, Centennial, 1:01.40. 8, Hamlin, Jamie, Boise, 1:01.49.

800: 1, Liebich, Maggie, Boise, 2:15.30. 2, Halladay, Lexy, Mountain View, 2:17.54. 3, Dildine, Lizzie, Eagle, 2:17.95. 4, Reeder, Robyn, Capital, 2:18.33. 5, Machu, Rosina, Boise, 2:19.24. 6, Lamar, Julia, Eagle, 2:19.85. 7, Erickson, Brooklynne, Mountain View, 2:20.23. 8, Stamper, Abby, Timberline, 2:20.26.

1,600: 1, Halladay, Lexy, Mountain View, 4:53.94. 2, Liebich, Maggie, Boise, 4:57.23. 3, Lajocies, Ashley, Eagle, 4:59.41. 4, Tobin, Mikella, Boise, 5:02.66. 5, Lamar, Julia, Eagle, 5:03.44. 6, Dildine, Lizzie, Eagle, 5:04.77. 7, Pritchard, Camryn, Mountain View, 5:07.72. 8, Jensen, Eve, Boise, 5:07.95.

3,200: 1, Lajocies, Ashley, Eagle, 10:51.84. 2, Halladay, Lexy, Mountain View, 10:52.02. 3, Jensen, Eve, Boise, 11:03.08. 4, Tobin, Mikella, Boise, 11:07.10. 5, Reeder, Robyn, Capital, 11:12.32. 6, Hansen, Brittney, Meridian, 11:14.74. 7, Bryson, Brinlee, Eagle, 11:16.77. 8, Russell, Anastasia, Timberline, 11:18.07.

100 hurdles: 1, Carter, Linden, Boise, 15.15. 2, Jones, Kenna, Rocky Mountain, 15.30. 3, Marquis, Melanie, Mountain View, 15.75. 4, Hulquist, Kayden, Boise, 15.99. 5, Hamlin, Jamie, Boise, 16.19. 5, Nixon, Julia, Boise, 16.19. 7, Stoddard, Cassidy, Skyview, 16.63. 8, Cole, Sierra, Capital, 16.67.

300 hurdles: 1, McBride, Avery, Borah, 45.38. 2, Marquis, Melanie, Mountain View, 45.90. 3, Nixon, Julia, Boise, 47.32. 4, Hulquist, Kayden, Boise, 47.49. 5, Young, Gracie, Centennial, 48.61. 6, Lanfear, Lauren, Boise, 48.78. 7, Carter, Meghan, Rocky Mountain, 49.34. 8, Hamlin, Jamie, Boise, 49.64.

4x100 relay: 1, Eagle 49.31. 2, Mountain View 49.67. 3, Timberline 49.77. 4, Borah 50.03. 5, Rocky Mountain 50.19. 6, Boise 50.74. 7, Centennial 50.90. 8, Skyview 51.21.

4x200: 1, Eagle 1:43.86. 2, Centennial 1:43.97. 3, Mountain View 1:44.61. 4, Timberline 1:45.19. 5, Borah 1:45.38. 6, Boise 1:45.56. 7, Capital 1:47.55. 8, Rocky Mountain 1:47.89.

4x400: 1, Boise 4:01.23. 2, Timberline 4:03.30. 3, Eagle 4:03.31. 4, Borah 4:03.49. 5, Mountain View 4:06.57. 6, Centennial 4:10.29. 7, Meridian 4:16.10. 8, Skyview 4:19.05.

4x800: 1, Eagle 9:19.09. 2, Mountain View 9:25.88. 3, Boise 9:28.23. 4, Timberline 9:38.28. 5, Meridian 10:09.62. 6, Rocky Mountain 10:23.07. 7, Borah 10:39.28. 8, Skyview 11:40.17.

High jump: 1, Johnson, Zoe, Eagle, 5-2. 2, Carter, Linden, Boise, 5-2. 3, Jones, Kenna, Rocky Mountain, 5-0. 4, Koch, Miya, Centennial, 5-0. 5, Lords, Whitney, Meridian, 5-0. 6, Klinge, Makena, Boise, 5-0. 7, Stoddard, Cassidy, Skyview, 4-10. 8, Hansen, Olivia, Centennial, 4-10.

Pole vault: 1, Maloney, Maya, Boise, 12-9. 2, Langin, Kinsey, Rocky Mountain, 12-6. 3, Kido, Maura, Skyview, 10-6. 3, Scheurman, Julie, Centennial, 10-6. 5, Fife, Hadley, Borah, 10-0. 6, Miller, Amber, Mountain View, 9-6. 6, Barfuss, Marquelle, Rocky Mountain, 9-6. 8, Campbell, Mary, Boise, 9-6.

Long jump: 1, Gieser, Nicole, Rocky Mountain, 17-6. 2, Murray, Mea, Timberline, 17-5. 3, Nixon, Julia, Boise, 16-11. 4, Jones, Kenna, Rocky Mountain, 16-9. 5, Lopez-Harvey, Eriqa, Borah, 16-7. 6, Rodgers, Naeve, Eagle, 16-6.50. 7, Hulquist, Kayden, Boise, 16-5.50. 8, Stoddard, Cassidy, Skyview, 16-5.

Triple jump: 1, Gieser, Nicole, Rocky Mountain, 36-10. 2, Lords, Whitney, Meridian, 35-9. 3, Cofer, Kendall, Eagle, 35-5.75. 4, Murray, Mea, Timberline, 35-2.75. 5, Rodgers, Naeve, Eagle, 35-2.25. 6, Renschler, Lydia, Skyview, 34-10.25. 7, Smith, Lucy, Boise, 34-7.25. 8, Shubert, Kayla, Eagle, 34-0.75.

Shot put: 1, Fillmore, Regan, Eagle, 38-11.50. 2, Carillo, Sarah, Eagle, 38-8. 3, Justesen, Lily, Skyview, 36-9. 4, Hughes, Hope, Centennial, 36-0. 5, Labau, Avery, Eagle, 33-10.50. 6, Anderson, Ashlyn, Borah, 33-9.50. 7, Strickland, Gracie, Capital, 33-9. 8, Phelps, Josie, Timberline, 33-5.

Discus: 1, Carillo, Sarah, Eagle, 121-2. 2, Knight, Lillie, Rocky Mountain, 113-10. 3, Cormier, Ashlyn, Timberline, 110-9. 4, Ramirez, Autumn, Meridian, 109-4. 5, Labau, Avery, Eagle, 107-8. 6, Foley, Maitri, Boise, 106-4. 7, Ellsworth, Amelia, Capital, 106-2. 8, Jeppsen, Madison, Centennial, 104-9.

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