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Men's Outdoor Track and Field - Wed, Jun. 21, 2017

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College men's track program has announced the addition of four area Idaho high school student-athletes for the 2017-18 season, LCSC coach Mike Collins announced on Wednesday.

The four are Layton Ahlers from Lewiston, Isaac Glaze from Orofino, Corbin Maltba of Priest River, and Mika Rives of Clearwater Valley High in Kooskia.

Collins said all four are quality student-athletes.

Ahlers had personal bests of 54.03 in the 400 meters and 2:006.6 in the 800 for the Bengals this season.

"Layton is a young man that the majority of our coaching staff has known since he was a kid," LCSC assistant coach Cyrus Hall said. "He is a very hard working and respectful kid. Layton has a passion for track and field and a desire to be as good as he can be. Those are the kind of athletes that you are looking for on the recruiting trail. I expect Layton to continue to get better and better as he progresses through college and gets stronger and more mature."

Glaze joins the Warriors as a long sprinter. He is a three time Class 2A All-State performer for the Maniacs as he placed twice in the triple jump and once in the 400. He finished his senior year with a personal best in the 400m of 52.61 as well as a personal best in the triple jump of 42-2.75, which placed him fourth at state. He also placed eighth in the 400 at state.

"Isaac is a terrific kid all around," Hall said. "He is a great example of what the student-athlete really is. He excels in the classroom and on the track. He had a really good senior year. We are hoping that springboards him into a successful freshman year of college. We are going to do a little experimenting with Isaac to see where he can best take advantage of his talent. But I have a hunch he will be a 400m/800m guy for us. We are excited to have him."

Maltba was a pole vaulter for the Spartans and a three-time Class 3A state qualifier. He finished as the state runner-up his senior year with a height of 14-0. He also increased his personal best vault by a foot and a half his senior season with a best of 14-6.

"Corbin is an exciting guy for us to add," Hall said. "LCSC has never had a kid who could vault 14 feet. now we have a guy that can go 14-6. And really, the sky is the limit for Corbin. He can still improve leaps and bounds in my opinion. He has a chance to be a national qualifier for us. But as I told him and his parents when they visited, what I loved most about him was his GPA. He is a terrific student. We are happy to have him."

Rives is joining the Warriors as a pole vaulter/multi events specialist. The Stites, Idaho native is a four-time Class 1A medalist, including three times in the pole vault and once in the 300 hurdles. He finished second at this year's state meet in the pole vault at 13-6 and was fifth in the 300 hurdles in 43.16.  Both are personal bests. He also throws the shot put and has a personal best of 33-10 in the event.

"In continuing the theme of student-athlete, Mika is another good one," Hall said. "He is his class Valedictorian, and an All-State track and field performer. We are excited to have him join our team. He has tried a lot of events in high school. So we will experiment with him a little more to figure out exactly where he needs to be, but he looks as though he could be a good pole vaulter, or possibly even a decathlete if he wanted to."