Prairie Track hosts Prairie Relays, also compete at Boscobel and Platteville meets

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Prairie du Chien junior Chauntise Massie placed fourth in her Shot Put flight at the Prairie Relays with a throw of 26-7.50. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Brady Baumgartner gets ready for his Pole Vault attempt. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Prairie du Chien sprinters Brooklyn Avery (left), Lyllan Wahl (middle) and Laura Sturmer (right) race towards the finish line during their heat of the 100 Meter Dash prelims. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Senior Gary Easterling uncorks a Discus attempt during the Prairie Relays. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Senior Josie Kramer flys through the air on one of her Long Jump attempts. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Blake Thiry holds off the rest of the pack of hurdlers during their heat of the 110 Meter Hurdle prelims with a first place time of 15.36. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Sophomore Kaileigh Wall watches her Shot Put attempt soar through the air as she finishes her follow through. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Prairie senior Owen Teynor braces himself during his Triple Jump attempt. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

By Derick Kelly


The Prairie du Chien Track team continued their busy schedule last week with three meets despite less than ideal weather conditions.

On Monday night, April 15, the Hawks hosted the 71st annual Prairie Relays (after being cancelled due to weather the last two years). The Prairie boys placed fifth with 66 points, the Hawks best showing in both metrics since finishing fourth with 67 points in 2004. On the girls side, the Hawks finished in ninth place out of 13 teams with 36 points.

Earning top three finishes for the Prairie Boys - 

110 Meter Hurdles - First - Blake Thiry (15.49). 

300 Meter Hurdles - First - Thiry (41.09). 

4x200 Meter Relay Second - Hunter Straka, Garrett DeHart, Xander DeHart and Jackson Perkins (1:37.63).

Long Jump - First - Thiry (20-09.25).

Shot Put - First - Max Schneider (48-01.25).

Placing in the top three for the Prairie girls were - 

800 Meter Run - Third - Josie Kramer (2:35.01).

4x100 Meter Relay - Third - Greenlee Krahn, Madi Fisher, Karly Kramer and Taia Dressler (53.04).

4x200 Meter Relay - First - Krahn, Tannah Radloff, Kramer and Fisher (1:51.21).

800 Sprint Medley - Second - Krahn, Dressler, Fisher and Radloff (1:58.44).

The Hawks traveled to Boscobel on April 18 looking to three-peat as the boys and girls team champs of the Bulldog Relays. The Prairie boys tied with River Ridge for first with 89 points and the Prairie girls placed first with 80 points.

PdC boys who placed in the top three - 

4x100 Meter Relay - Second - Perkins, Straka, X. DeHart and G. DeHart (46.54).

4x200 Meter Relay - First - G. DeHart, J. Perkins, X. DeHart and Straka (1:38.11).

4x800 Meter Relay - Second - Treyton Reames, Lance Koresh, Spencer Foley and Ashton Landt (9:20.02).

800 Meter Sprint Medley - Second - J. Perkins, X. DeHart, Straka and Thiry (1:43.56).

Distance Medley - Third - Foley, G. DeHart, Thiry and Sam Kramer (9:20.77).

3x110 Meter Shuttle Relay - Second - Koresh, Tyler Harris, Brock Torgerson and Asher Pitzer (1:07.34).

High Jump - Second - Harris (5-10.00).

Long Jump - First - Thiry (19-07.00) and Third - Landt (17-10.00).

Triple Jump - First - Thiry (43-07.00) and Third - Straka (40-00.00).

Shot Put - First - M. Schneider (48-07.00).

Mixed 4x1600 Meter Relay - Second - Kate Gebhard, Foley, Josie Kramer and S. Kramer (22:56.22).

Mixed 4x100 Meter Relay - Second - Jaydn Garbacz, Fiona Chen, Nicolas Fiskaali and Emory Campbell (59.43) and Third - Steven Duha, Chauntise Massie, Garrett Lear and Grace Hornseth (1:04.02).

Girls who finished top three for Prairie - 

300 Meter Hurdles - Second - Radloff (50.74).

4x100 Meter Relay - First - Krahn, Fisher, K. Kramer and Dressler (53.43).

4x200 Meter Relay - First - Krahn, Radloff, K. Kramer and Fisher (1:52.27).

800 Meter Sprint Medley - First - Krahn, K. Kramer, Fisher and Radloff (1:58.62).

3x100 Meter Shuttle Relay - Third - J. Kramer,  T. Dressler and Paisley Dressler (1:03.84).

High Jump - Third - T. Dressler (4-08.00).

Pole Vault - Third - T. Dressler (7-00.00).

Long Jump - Third - J. Kramer (15-00.50).

Triple Jump - First - Elle Schneider (30-02.50) and Third - Abigail Perkins (29-00.00).

Prairie du Chien closed out the week on Saturday by traveling to Platteville High School for the Platteville Invitational on a cold spring day.

On the boys side, the Hawks placed sixth out of 10 teams with 63 points, while the PdC girls placed fifth with 71 points.

Prairie boys to place in the top three - 

4x100 Meter Relay - First - G. DeHart, Straka, J. Perkins and Deacon Chesebro (46.28).

4x200 Meter Relay - Second - G. DeHart, J. Perkins, X. DeHart and Straka (1:41.10).

High Jump - Third - Tyler Harris (5-06.00).

Long Jump - First - Straka (21-02.00).

Triple Jump - First - J. Perkins (39-08.00).

Shot Put - Second - M. Schneider (49-00.00).

Top three finishers for Prairie girls - 

100 Meter Dash - Third - Radloff (13.75).

4x100 Meter Relay - First - Krahn, Fisher, K. Kramer and T. Dressler (54.76).

4x200 Meter Relay - First - Krahn, Radloff, K. Kramer and Fisher (1:55.86).

Long Jump - E. Schneider (15-02.00).

Triple Jump - Radloff (32-08.00).

Following Tuesday’s meet at Platteville, Prairie Track will travel to Cuba City on Thursday, JV to River Ridge on Friday and to the Knights of Columbus Relays at UW- La Crosse on Saturday at 9 a.m.

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