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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Frog thinclads medal at State

  • You wouldn’t call it a banner year for the Pratt High School track and field team, which in the past decade and a half or so has brought home several trophies from the State Meet. But it was a solid, respectable performance by the Greenback thinclads Friday and Saturday at WSUs Cessna Stadium.The girls’ te...
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  • You wouldn’t call it a banner year for the Pratt High School track and field team, which in the past decade and a half or so has brought home several trophies from the State Meet. But it was a solid, respectable performance by the Greenback thinclads Friday and Saturday at WSUs Cessna Stadium.
    The girls’ team totaled 18 points, which placed them in the top 20 (18th) of the 64-school 4A field. (4A is not split into divisions in track and field.) The boys’ team only took one entry to State, and failed to crack the team standings.
    The highest individual place was earned by senior Jenson Maydew, who claimed the bronze medal in the shot put at 42-8.5. Maydew thus completes an outstanding prep career at Pratt High School in which she was a stellar performer in volleyball, a star on the state-qualifying basketball team and a 4-time competitor at the State track and field meet.
    Maydew is moving on to play collegiate basketball at Missouri Southern. She also qualified for State in discus this year. She placed 10th with a throw of 110-7, but did not score in that event. (Top 8 medal/score at State.)
    With one Lady Greenback ending her career at State, another tasted success at what should be only the first of several appearances at the Big Show. Freshman Halle Helfrich placed fifth in both distance races and took a carry on the 4x800 relay for a total of 8 ½ points to pace Lady Green in scoring. On Friday, she ran the 3200m in 11:33 and on Saturday she turned in a 5:21 in the 1600m, allowing her to mount the medal stand in both events.
    The 4x 800 relay took 7th with 10:11. Taking carries were Adele Loomis (2:29); Hannah Coates (2:33); Christine James (2:40); Halle Helfrich (2:26). (Splits are approximate.)
    In addition to her 4x800 medal, senior Adele Loomis also collected a 7th place medal in the 800m, completing the two laps in 2:27.
    Other Lady Greenbacks who competed at State but did not medal/score included: Paige Bailey long jump 14th 14-7.5; and Samaria Kohman shot put 15th 34-2.5.
    The only entrant on the PHS boys’ squad to make it out of regionals was the 4x800 relay. The group took 12th at State in a time of 8:42. Running for Pratt were Joseph Loomis (2:04); Chance Reh (2:10); Josh Ash (2:08); Ryan Landry (2:16). (Splits are approximate.)
    PHS track and field will lose some valuable performers to graduation this year, but there are some fine underclassmen returning who should give the Greenbacks a chance to again be competitive next year.
     

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