Uhlenkott are Regional champs
Kaylee Uhlenkott repeated as a state champion in the girls shot put and Kyler Shumway made it 3 straight years that a Prairie athlete has won the boys shot put (J.D. Riener won it the past two years)..
Uhlenkott’s winning toss of 39’ 10½” on her first throw in the finals, is a personal best and only 3 inches short of the school record set by Cindy Schultz at the state meet in 1978.
Shumway’s winning mark was 54’10½” came on his second throw.
In all Prairie brought home 9 state medals.
Uhlenkott also earned a fourth place medal in the discus with a mark of 106’8”. Discus marks were down due to a strong headwind during the event.
Also earning medals for the girls team were the 4x100 and 4x200 relays. Kristin Hill, Kayla Lorentz, Katie Nuxoll and NaTosha Schaeffer made up both teams and they finished fourth in the 4x200 in 1:53.40 and fifth in the 4x100 in 54.48.
For the boys David Sigler earned a third place medal in the 300 hurdles with a time of 40.91, a personal best and just 6 tenths of a second from the school record held by Stan Lockett.
Devin Schmidt also had a personal best as he earned a fifth place medal in the triple jump with a mark of 40’3½”.
Brock Heath earned a 6th place medal in the 3200 with a time of 10:27.22 and just missed a medal in the 1600 as he placed 7th in 4:54.38.
The boys 4x100 team of Kyle Daly, Jon Rice, Schmidt and Sigler earned a third place medal with a time of 45.76.
The boys 4x400 team of Daly, Heath, Schmidt and Sigler earned a fifth place medal with a time of 3:40.43.
NaTosha Schaeffer was 6th in her preliminary heat in the 100 hurdles and had the 13th best mark overall with a time of 18.69.
Kenneth Enneking made the finals of the shot put but wound up finishing 9th with a mark of 42’8¾”.
Katie Nuxoll was 13th in the triple jump with a mark of 30’9¼”.
As a team the boys finished in 9th place with 35 points, the most we can remember a Prairie boys team scoring in many years.
The girls wound up tied for 10th place with 24 points.