The second athlete ever to win three consecutive 4A boys 800-meter state titles in Idaho will continue to compete at the college level.

Shelley High School’s Paytin Drollinger begins to break away from the pack on her way to winning the 3A girls 1,600-meter run Saturday at Middleton High School. Joel Brown / Idaho Sports

Rigby High School’s Cameron Hansen runs the anchor leg on the Trojans’ winning 4×400 relay team at Saturday’s 4A state championships at Dona Larsen Park in Boise. Hansen edged Bishop Kelly’s anchor by 0.11 seconds to give Rigby the win. Steve Conner / steve@steveconnerphotography.com

MIDDLETON — The first thing Shelley High School sophomore Paytin Drollinger did after becoming 3A girls 3,200 state champion was look over her shoulder, turn around and smile.

Members of the Rigby 4×800 medley relay team pass the baton during Friday’s 4A state track and field championships at Dona Larsen Park in Boise. Steve Conner / steveconnerphotography.com

Idaho Falls senior Bryce Frazee nears the finish of the boys 400 at the High Country Conference meet on May 1 at Madison Junior High School. Frazee and Rigby senior Cameron Hansen, in the next lane over, are ranked among Idaho’s top 10 male 400 runners in the 5A and 4A classifications on ath…

Kimball Wightman of Madison clears the last hurdle en route to winning the boys 110 meter hurdles finals Saturday at the Tiger-Grizz Invitational at Ravsten Stadium. Wightman won three medals over the weekend and was named Male Athlete of the Meet. For a gallery of images, visit http://tinyu…

Ryan Hawkes of Sugar-Salem scratches on his triple jump attempt during the final flight. Hawkes cleared 44 feet, 3 inches in the finals to win the boys triple jump Saturday at the Tiger-Grizz Invitational at Ravsten Stadium. For a gallery of images, visit http://tinyurl.com/Tiger-Grizz-Track…

Madison senior Benson Manner, right, hands the baton off to senior John Cromar during the 4×800-meter relay on Friday at the Tiger-Grizz Invitational at Ravsten Stadium. The Madison relay team, consisting of Manner, Cromar, Mubarek Haws and Jon Stutz, repeated as champions in the event and s…

BRETT HILL, SUGAR-SALEM After sweeping the 3A state team titles for the second straight year, the Sugar-Salem High School track team became just the second District 6 track and field team to complete a classification sweep since Firth in 2004.

The Rigby High School record-breaking 4×400-meter relay team of Shaina Hansen, Kayla Adams, Elsja Mecham and Kelsie Blanchard are this year’s Post Register All-Area female track and field Athletes of the Year. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

Rigby freshman Elsja Mecham clears a hurdle one lane away from teammate Kayla Adams in the 4A girls state 100 hurdles finals. Mecham won in 14.40 while Adams was third in 15.02. Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

Rigby High School’s JonRyheem Peoples finds his focus before competing in the boys shot put at Saturday’s Tiger – Grizz track and field invitational. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

Rigby head track coach James Parrish shows the members of his girls 4×400-meter relay time a stopwatch with their winning time Saturday at the 40th annual Tiger-Grizz Invitational. The Trojans won in a school record of four minutes, 5.67 seconds, which was also a Tiger-Grizz record. Relay me…