4x400 earn 2nd place medals at State
For the first time in several years the Prairie team did not have a state champion but still brought home 5 state medals from the State Track Meet at Middleton Friday and Saturday, May 17-18.
Prairie earned 2 second place finishes as Taylor Heitman took second in the discus with a personal best mark of 1154 and the 4x400 relay team of Keely Schmidt, Claire Whitley, Shelby VonBargen and Krystin Uhlenkott took second with a season best time of 4:18.40.
Uhlenkott also earned a medal in the long jump with fourth place finish at 163½.
Heidi Holubetz took 6th place in the shot put with a personal best of 340 to earn a state medal.
Jake Bruner also earned a state medal with a personal best mark of 1911 in the long jump, good for third place.
Brandi Gehring finished 8th in her preliminary heat in the 100 hurdles in 18.48 and was unable to clear the opening height in the high jump.
Lucas Arnzen finished 1 spot short of making the finals in the 400 meter dash as he was 5th in his heat at 54.75, the 9th best time overall.
Peter Spencer finished 10th in the 3200 at 10:59.42 and 15th in the 1600 in 5:13.79.
As a team the girls placed 12th with 24 points while Bruners third place finish in the long jump accounted for the boys total of 6 points which placed them 29th.