Carson High senior Abby Pradere wins NIAA state title in 1600 meters
Behind Abby Pradere’s two state championships, the Carson High girls track team finished second at the NIAA 4A State Championships on Friday and Saturday at Desert Oasis High School.
Carson finished with 54 points, tied with Sierra Vista. Centennial won the championship with 126 points.
Douglas High finished in a tie for the ninth with 24 points.
Pradere set a personal best claiming her third and fourth career state titles. On Friday night, she ran the 1600 meters in 5:01.27. On Saturday, she won the 800 in 2:12.50.
Other results for the Senators:
Natalyn Wakeling was 7th in the 12.74 in the 100.
Ashley Britt was 6th in the 100 hurdles (15.89).
Britt was 4th in the 300 hurdles (46.22).
The 4×100 relay team of Katherine Oppedahl, Erica Basa, Taryn Encinas and Wakeling was 4th (49.87).
The 4×200 relay team of Oppedahl, Annika Wick, Britt and Encinas was 5th (1:46.74).
The 4×400 relay team of Wick, Oppendahl, Britt and Pradere was 5th (4:03.39).
In the shot put, Merce Tarrayo was 6th (33-08.75).
In the discus, Tarrayo was 2nd (121-04).
For the Douglas girls:
Kayla Provost was third in the long jump (17-07.25).
Hannah Carr was 4th in the high jump (5-02).
Meleeah McKown was 4th in the discus (111-03).
Maya Smith was 5th in the 800 (2:22.02).
Madison Smalley was 7th in the 400 (1:00.72).
In the 1A meet, the Sierra Lutheran girls finished 5th with 69.5 points. Eureka with 117 points, won the title.
Emily McNeely claimed two state championships for the Falcons. She won the 1600 in 5:31.32 and the 3200 in 12:02.20. She repeated her title in the 3200 while winning by more than a minute.
Rosale Antonucci was 7th in the 100 (14.03)
Antonucci was 5th in the 200 (28.85).
McNeely was 2nd in the 800 (2:39.6)
Taylor Davison was 4th in the 800 (2:42.89).
Davison was 3rd in the 1600 (5:58.30).
Davison was 2nd in the 3200 (13:07.90)
The 4×400 relay team of Antonucci, Lizzie Loflin, Davison and McNeely were 4th (4:58.95).
In the shot put, Mikayla Talkington was 6th (26-02.5).
In the discus, Talkington was 6th (84-09).
In the pole vault, Sophia Choat was 3rd (5-feet 6-inches)
For the Carson High boys:
Ben Granados was 7th in the 400 (51.41).
Hunter Rauh finished 8th in the 800 (2:01.23).
Zachary Sever was 4th in the 3200 (9:52.34).
The 4×400 relay team of Nicholas Batien, Misrael Becerra, Rauh and Granados were 7th (3:27.13).
The 4×800 relay team of Rauh, Zachary Sever, Gryphon Matthies and Ethan Byasse were 4th (8:06.19).
In the triple jump, Jakob Heller was 9th (38-10.5)
Douglas High’s lone representative on the boys side, Luke Gansberg ran a 52.27 in the 400 to finish 8th.
The Sierra Lutheran boys finished second as a team with 98.5 points. The Falcons behind its relay teams and Jared Marchegger had a solid day finishing behind Spring Mountain (170 points).
Marchegger won the 3200 in 9:43.59. Teammate Teagan Hansen was second in 9:57.36. Marchegger was second in the 1600 (4:29.42) losing to Beatty’s Jose Granados who defended his state title in the event. Hansen was right behind in third (4:30.72).
The 4×400 relay team of Caleb Contreras, Hansen, Josh Benson and Marchegger won in 3:44.63.
The 4×800 relay team of Hansen, Contreras, Andreas Gilson and Marchegger won in 8:46.39.
Contreras was 3rd in the 400 (54.16).
Gilson was 3rd in the 800 (2:12.9).
Jake Tack was 4th in the 800 (2:13.56).
Stephen West was 6th in the 110 hurdles (18.84).
West was 3rd in the 300 hurdles (44.72).
Hunter Lamprecht was 2nd in the high jump (5-10).
West was 8th in the high jump (5-2)
Josh Benson was 4th in the pole vault (9-3)
Lamprecht was 6th in the pole vault (8-6)
Joshua Baughman was 7th in the pole vault (8).