Skyline girls took first and boys second at the Pretty Prairie track meet on Thursday.
The Skyline girls track team used their depth to capture the team title at the Pretty Prairie Quintangular on Thursday. Scoring in 16 of 17 events, the Skyline girls amassed 132 points to run away with the girls division. Their nearest competitor, Fairfield, had just 72. The T-Bird boys had a nice day, too, coming in second with 77 behind only host Pretty Prairie (141.)
Jessica DeWeese got three gold medals to lead the Lady Thunderbirds: 100m (12.97); 200m (27.2) and long jump (16-5). She also added a silver in the discus (88-9).
Brooke Fisher won the two-mile (13:18) and took second in the mile (6:08). Taylor DeWeese bested the high jump field, clearing 4-4. Mycha Owens heaved the javelin 84-11 to take that event.
The Lady T-Bird 4x800 relay also finished 1st (13:06). Abby Giles, Bailey DeClue, McKenzie Cason and Miranda Ghumm each took 2 laps in that race.
Another highlight that illustrated the Skyline girls’ depth was the Lady T-Birds taking four places in the triple jump. Kamryn Stark (29-1.5), Taylor DeWeese (29-0), Betsy Giles (28-2.5) and Madalyn Owens (27-5) went 2nd - 5th places respectively.
Other girls placers:
100m: Madalyn Owens 3rd 15.16; Kamryn Stark 4th 15.19
800m: Kamryn Stark 4th 2:59; Miranda Ghumm 5th 3:06
100mHH: Betsy Giles 2nd 19.14; Taylor DeWeese 3rd 20.03; Payje Orler 4th 22.09
300mLH: Betsy Giles 2nd 56.2; Abby Giles 4th 64.99
4x100m: 2nd 62.34 (McKenzie Cason, Taylor Tobin, Bailey DeClue, Payje Orler
4x400m: 3rd 4:56 (Madalyn Owens, Mycha Owens, Kamryn Stark, Betsy Giles)
LJ: Taylor DeWeese 4th 14-03
Shot: Mycha Owens 3rd 26-04.25
Discus: Hannah Baird 5th 65-2
Javelin: Taylor Tobin 4th 70-11; Hannah Baird 5th 65-08
The boys boasted three gold medal winners on the day: Dustin Weber 110mHH 17.93; Daniel Hacker Shot 40-1.25; and Blake Lee Discus 115-10.
Nearly half the boys’ points were picked up in the throwing events. Blake Lee (3rd 35-6.25) and Layton Kenworthy (5th 35-04) also placed in the shot; and Hacker (2nd 108-10) and Kenworthy (3rd 100-0) joined with Blake lee to sweep the discus. “I was really happy with how our throwers competed yesterday,” SHS head coach Summer Younie said.
Other boys placers:
100m: Roman Ibarra 4th 12.33
200m: Keigan Riggs 5th 30.32
400m: Josh Moore 5th 74.56
800m: Colin Kumberg 5th 2:37
1600m: Tony Ibarra 2nd 5:12; Lucas Cason 3rd 5:19
3200m: Lucas Cason 2nd 11:47
300mIH: Khaleb Cason 5th 51.31
4x100m 2nd 50.71 (Colin Little, Tony Ibarra, Daniel Hacker, Dustin Weber)
4x400m 3rd 4:37 (Khaleb Cason, Justin Holtz, Bryce McKenna, Brady McComb)
4x800m: 2nd 9:21 (Lucas Cason, Khaleb Cason, Roman Ibarra, Tony Ibarra)
HJ: Dustin Weber tie 3rd 5-2
“It was really a great day for a meet,” Coach Younie concluded. “We had some great performances.” The T-Bird thinclads will resume action April 25 at Norwich.