wins regional title
Tabitha Sonnen is the regional champion in the 100 meter hurdles and leads a contingent of 5 individuals and 3 relays to the State Track Meet set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 20-22 at Bronco Stadium in Boise.
Sonnen won the 100 hurdles in 17.6 and also qualified in the 300 hurdles by placing fourth in 51.1.
Nicole Nida broke the school record in the 100 meter dash in the prelims on Friday with a 12.59 clocking and placed fourth in the final on Saturday in 13.1 to qualify for state.
Also qualifying for state with fourth place finishes were Allison Jones in the high jump at 44, Briget Long in the pole vault at a school record height of 66 and J.D. Riener in the discus at 1213.
Three girls relay teams had to wait to find out if they were going as only the regional champion was assured of going with the next 3 best times in the 5 regional meets also going.
The 4x100 team of Nida, Tabitha Sonnen, Lauren Merrill and Vanessa Sonnen placed second at regionals in 52.8 and has qualified for state.
The 4x200 team of Tabitha Sonnen, Nida, Kayla Uhlenkott and Vanessa Sonnen also placed second in 1:51.1 and qualified for state.
Despite finishing third the medley team also qualified for state. Their time was 1:57.92.
Just missing out on a state berth were Vanessa Sonnen who was fifth in the triple jump at 309½ and Lauren Merrill who was sixth in the long jump at 138½.
Prairies girls took third in the 4x400 relay in 5:13.8 while their boys team was fourth in 4:09.2. Merrill, Bridget Enneking, Uhlenkott and Long made up the girls team while Brandon Crea, Joe Peneku, Maurizio Henau and Kelby Wilson made up the boys team.
As a team the girls placed fourth with 64 ½ points while the boys were sixth with 10 points out of 8 schools competing.
The girls high jump and girls pole vault both start at 9 a.m. On Friday.
Running preliminaries start at 11:30 a.m. on Friday with the medley final concluding the session.
The Parade of Athletes will start at 4:45 p.m.
Running finals, including the rest of the relays will start at 9:30 a.m. at Saturday.
Prairie Track Schedule
Thursday, May 20, Friday, May 21st &Saturday, May 22nd State Track @ Boise TBA