wins two events
Nicole Nida was a double winner in an 11 school track meet at Lapwai Thursday, April 21.
Her wins in the 100 in 13.0 seconds and 200 in 27.5 seconds along with a second place in the 400 in 1:03.6 paced the Prairie girls team to a second place team finish behind Grangeville.
Tabitha Sonnen won the 100 hurdles and was second in the 300 hurdles in 17.5 seconds and 50.5 seconds respectively.
Prairie also won two relays. Gina Holthaus, Nida, Lauren Merrill and Vanessa Sonnen won the 4x100 relay in 53.7 while Holthaus, Cassie Schaeffer, Merrill and Vanessa Sonnen won the medley relay in 2:02.2.
Prairie also took second in the 4x200 relay in 1:55.4 and third in the 4x400 relay in 4:50.3.
Vanessa Sonnen also recorded a second place finish in the triple jump at 31’1½”.
For the Prairie boys team J.D. Riener placed in two events. He was second in the discus at 130’3” and third in the shot put at 39’5”.
Summit Academy also competed and Dylan Greene placed in 3 events. He was first in the high jump at 5’6”, second in the 400 at 54.3 and third in the 200 at 24.4.
Sonnen wins 100 hurdles
Tabitha Sonnen in the 100 hurdles was Prairie’s lone event winner at the Nez Perce/Lewis & Clark Games at Kamiah Saturday, April 23.
Her winning time was 17.2 seconds. She also took second in the 300 hurdles in 51.0.
Nicole Nida placed second in 3 different events. She was second in the 100 in 13.2; second in the 200 at 27.0 and second in the 400 at 1:03.8.
Vanessa Sonnen was fourth in the triple jump at 29’7” while Lauren Merrill was fourth in the pole vault at 7’0”.
Prairie also had two relays place in the top 3 as the 4x100 team took third in 54.3 and the medley team took third in 2:02.5.
For the Prairie boys J.D. Riener was the only one to place in the top 4 as he took third in the discus at 125’4”.
For Summit Academy Dylan Greene was in the top 3 in 3 events. He was second in the 200 at 24.1, third in the 400 at 54.6 and third in the long jump at 19’2”.
Local woman competes in Boston Marathon
Trina Geis, 26, of Keuterville competed in the Boston Marathon Monday, April 18, finishing the 26.2 mile course in an official time of 3:56:08.
She placed 1,306th in the 25-29 year old age division, 1,676th among all women entered and 7,515th overall out of approximately 20,000 runners.
To run at Boston, Geis had to qualify by running in another marathon in 3 hours and 40 minutes or less. She did so by placing 436th out of 7,365 runners in the “Rock N Roll” Marathon at Phoenix in January. She was 9th out of 557 runners in the 25-29 year old women’s division at Phoenix and 57th overall among 3,538 women entered.
Geis prepared for the marathon by putting in about 40 miles per week on the backroads near Keuterville. Usually with her German shorthair pointer Jax for company.
She and Jax also made a run recently from the Keuterville Church to the outskirts of Nezperce, a run of about 22.5 miles.
Geis competed in track in high school in the 200 and 400 but took up distance running after graduating.
Pirates Track 2005
5-All-Stars at Lewiston, 3 p.m.
13-Regionals at Kootenai, 4 p.m.
14-Regionals at Kootenai, 10 a.m.
20-21-State Track Meet at Boise