Uhlenkott are Regional champs
Kyler Shumway set a new personal best, school record and regional meet record in winning the shot put at Kootenai High School near Harrison this past weekend.
His mark of 5511 broke his own school record by more than a foot.
Joining Shumway at state in the boys shot put will be Kenneth Enneking who took fourth place with a personal best of 446.
Also winning a regional championship was Kaylee Uhlenkott in the girls shot put with a mark of 378½. She returns to the state meet to defend her state title. She also qualified in the discus by placing third with a mark of 1041.
Prairie had a third regional champion as the boys 4x100 team of Jon Rice, Kyle Daly, Devin Schmidt and David Sigler won in a time of 46.33.
Other boys advancing to the state meet this weekend at Boise are Sigler in the 300 hurdles with a 4th place finish in 42.65; Schmidt in the triple jump with a third place finish and a mark of 395 and Brock Heath in both the 1600 and 3200. Heath was second in the 1600 in 4:56.63 and third in the 3200 in 10:38.81.
The boys 4x400 team of Daly, Heath, Schmidt and Sigler also advanced to state despite a third place finish at regionals as a wild card qualifier. They finished third at regionals with a time of 3:38.74.
For the girls team NaTosha Schaeffer placed 4th in the 100 hurdles to qualify for state. Her time was 18.32.
The girls also got several wild card qualifiers. Katie Nuxoll finished fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 313¼ but gets to compete at state.
The girls also got two relays to state, the 4x100 and 4x200. The 4x100 team was third at regionals in 54.58 and the 4x200 was also third at regionals in 1:53.15. The same four girls ran both events. They were Kristin Hill, Kayla Lorentz, Nuxoll and Schaeffer.
The state meet gets underway this Thursday, May 22 at Bronco Stadium in Boise. Uhlenkott will be competing in the discus and Shumway and Enneking in the shot put starting at 7 p.m. Thursday evening.
Events continue on Friday morning. Heath will be competing in the 3200 in the morning. 3200 finals start with the 3-A girls at 9:30 a.m. with the 1-A boys being the sixth race to be run.
Competing in field events on Friday morning will be Schmidt and Nuxoll in their respective triple jump competitions and Uhlenkott in the shot put, all starting at 10:30 a.m. Nuxoll will be in the first flight in her event while Schmidt and Uhlenkott will be both in the second flights.
Running preliminaries start at 11:30 a.m. Friday with the girls 100 meter hurdles. Schaeffer is in heat 2.
Sigler will be competing later in the day in the 300 hurdles prelims where hell be running in heat 1.
The Parade of Athletes is set for 4:45 p.m.
Finals are Saturday morning starting at 9:30 a.m.
(All photos courtesy of Todd Shumway as the sports editor was at the other end of the state at the state softball tournament).
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