team earns 8 state medals
Although the Prairie track team did not have a state champion for the first time in several years they did bring home 8 state medals from the State Track Meet, which was held at Middleton Friday and Saturday, May 15-16.
Prairie’s top finishers were Mykaela McWilliams in the 300 hurdles and the 4x400 relay team which each earned a second place finish.
McWilliams took second in the 300 hurdles with a time of 48.83. She broke her own school record set last year at state with a 48.22 clocking in the prelims. She also broke Tabitha Sonnen’s school record of 15.75 in the 100 hurdles with a 15.64 clocking as she placed 3rd in that event. Sonnen’s record was set in 2007.
The 4x400 team of Delaney Uhlenkott, Chaye Uptmor, Shayla VonBargen and McWilliams placed 2nd with a time of 4:20.83.
Uptmor fought off the flu bug to earn a medal with a third place finish in the 800 with a time of 2:32.41. The illness got the better of her in the 1600 as she placed 15th with a time of 6:29.65 after running times right around 6 minutes all season. She came back though to gut out a strong leg in the 4x400. She scratched out of the 3200 on Friday.
Uhlenkott also earned a medal with a fifth placed finish in the 400 with a time of 1:03.02.
The 4x200 team of Uhlenkott, Nicole Poxleitner, VonBargen and McWilliams also earned a medal with a 5th place finish in 1:55.53.
As a team the girls placed 7th with 36 points.
Lucas Arnzen earned 2 medals in his 3 events as he placed 3rd in both the 200 meters and 400 meters. His 200 time was 23.78 and his 400 time was 51.67. He finished 8th in the 100 with a time of 11.69.
Ryan Glimp finished 14th in the discus with a toss of 115’2”.
As a team the boys were 17th with 13 points.
Ryan Glimp placed 14th in the discus at State.
The Prairie track team during the Parade of Athletes.