Scoring in every event but the pole vault, the Skyline Thunderbirds girls’ track team dominated the 5 school Pretty Prairie track meet, piling up 107 points to easily outdistance Fairfield who had 86. The Skyline boys finished 3rd with 60 points behind host Pretty Prairie who won the meet with 128, and Cunningham with 81.
One of the strongest areas for the Lady T-Birds was in the throws as they took 10 out of the 18 top places. Ashley Koirth and Shelby Bender scored in all 3 events, with Koirth going 31-5 in shot put (2nd), 79-9 in discus (5th) and 91-4 in javelin (3rd.) Bender got 96-11 (2nd) in jav, 30-1 in shot (3rd) and 81-1 in discus (4th). Hannah Baird was 5th in shot ( 20-5); Jessica DeWeese took 3rd in disc (85-3); Shannon Neifert 6th in disc (78-8) and Hayley Mendoza chipped in a 6th in jav (69-0).
Betsy Giles took the silver in high jump (4-0). Morgan Flowers got the bronze in triple jump at 30-4. Bailey DeClue placed in both distance jumps, 6th LJ 12-01 and 5th TJ 26-08.
Jessica DeWeese again sprinted to victory in both the dashes (12.75 100m; 27.46 200m.) Teammate Morgan Flowers got 2nd in the 100m (13.02). Tobin Taylor turned in a 90.55, good for 6th in the 400m.
The races also saw Skyline blue in good positions. Briana Neifert was 3rd in the 800m (3:06) and Miranda Ghumm was 5th (3:11.) Ghumm also took 6th in the 1600m at 7:11. Brooke Fisher captured the gold in the 3200m (12:57) and the silver in the 1600m (5:56.)
You’d think with the two fastest sprinters in the house that the Lady Thunderbirds would do well in the 4x100, and you would be correct. DeWeese and Flowers teamed with Koirth and Fisher to run away with the race by 3 seconds (53.37). Skyline’s 4x800 took 3rd (13:01) with Bailey DeClue, Briana Neifert, Abby Giles and Miranda Ghumm taking carries. Flowers, Fisher, Abby Giles and Betsy Giles each did a lap for the T-Birds silver medal winning 4x400.
Freshman distance runner Roman Ibarra again led the boys team in individual scoring, winning both the 1600m (5:07) and the 3200m (11:14.) He also picked up a bronze in the 800m (2:19.)
Thrower Blake Lee also had a nice day, spinning the discus 120-9 (2nd) and the chucking the shot 35-02 (3rd.) He also narrowly missed placing in what was, for a small meet, an especially stacked javelin field
“Blake threw at or over his bests from last year in all the throws,” reported Skyline head coach Summer Younie..
Layton Kenworthy also placed in throws, 5th shot 32-07 and 3rd disc 104-0. Skyline went 3,4,5 in the triple jump with Dustin Weber (36-07), Tristen Hogan (36-03) and Brandon Abbott ( 35-08.)
Tristen Hogan got 6th in the 200m (26.17); Brandon Abbott went 62.38 in the 400m (4th) and Colten Ebert also placed in the 400m (6th 67.19). Dustin Weber took the bronze in both hurdle events, 300mIH 47.41 and 110mHH 18.81.
Page 2 of 2 - Abbott, Weber, Hogan and Colin Little got 4th in the 4x100 (49.59). Khaleb Cason, Tristen Hogan, Colten Ebert and Brady McComb finished 4th in the 4x400 (4:40). Khaleb Cason, Lucas Cason, Ebert and Colin Little got a bronze in the 4x800 (11:34) to round out the Skyline boys scoring
“We had a lot of great performances,” Coach Younie summarized. “Roman and Brooke really competed with limited recovery time between their races, and our throwers had a great day as well.”