Laker Triple Jumpers

Sophomore Samantha Barrett (left) and junior Mariana Lehrer went one-two respectively in the triple jump for Prior Lake at the South Suburban Conference Championships May 23.

The Prior Lake girls track team picked up a pair of wins in the South Suburban Conference Championships May 22-23 in Rosemount.

The Lakers' 4x200 relay team was victorious, while Prior Lake went one-two in the triple jump with sophomore Samantha Barrett winning and junior Mariana Lehrer taking second.

The Lakers did not challenge for the team title, finishing sixth with 68 points. Rosemount ran away with the crown with 195 points, while Farmington was a distant second (82.5), Lakeville South was third (80), followed by Lakeville North (75) and Eagan (70.5).

Shakopee was seventh (45), followed by Burnsville (42), Eastview (38) and Apple Valley (6).

Up next for the Lakers is the Section 3AA meet. The prelims are May 29 and the finals are May 31 and both days are on the Lakers' home track.

In the SSC meet, Barrett went 36-10 to win the triple jump, while Lehrer was close behind (36-03).

Juniors Aaliyah Guy, Kristin Kay and Taynian Walgrave and ninth-grader Jillian Hiveley teamed up to win the 4x200 with a meet-record time of 1:43.26.

Prior Lake's 4x400 relay of Walgrave, Hiveley, sophomore Natalie Thoms and ninth-grader Juliann Will was third (4:02.69).

Guy finished second in the 200 (26.87), while junior Allison Alessi was eighth (27.71). Thoms was seventh in the 400 (1:01.91).

In the 100 hurdles, Walgrave finished second (15.16) and Hiveley was fourth (15.74). Will ended up ninth in the long jump (16-2 1/2), 10th in the high jump (4-10) and 11th in the 400 (1:03.46).

The Lakers' 4x800 relay team of senior Melissa Pfeiffer and sophomores Kathryn Nollette, Olivia Zastrow and Katherine Kaisersatt took sixth (10:10.30), while the 4x100 team of senior Abigail Yost, sophomore Emma Bachinski, ninth-grader Ashlyn Joe and Kay was eighth (51.33).

Other finishes for the Lakers: Yost in the 100 (15th, 13.64), sophomore Ashley George in the 200 (13th, 27.89) and the 300 hurdles (15th, 50.94), Nollette in the 400 (15th, 1:04.53), Pfeiffer in the 800 (13th, 2:30.13), Zastrow in the 800 (15th, 2:31.19), eighth-grader Adeline Knutson in the 3,200 (15th, 12:32.90), Bachinski in the pole vault (10th, 8-6), sophomore Emily Kulstad in the shot put (13th, 33-5 3/4) and eighth-grader Olivia Duncan in the discus (12th, 100-09).


Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.


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