By Dave Maxwell 

The White Pine girls track team won their fourth consecutive Division III state track title last Saturday in Carson City.

The team scored 197 points to eaßßßßßsily outdistance North Tahoe with 132 points.

Madison Rick won three events, and with the Fullmer sisters, swept the High Jump. Lucy and Lily went 1-2, with Lucy taking first place on fewer misses. Then the two ran second and third in the 100 meter hurdles. Mikinley Prengel was second in two events. The girls 4×200 relay team of Lucy Fullmer, Hannah Barber, Samantha Gamberg and Madison Rick set a new meet record in the event.

On the boys side, Sam Stewart won both the 1600 and 3200 meter races to help the Bobcats earn 28 points for fourth place in the team standings. The White Pine boys were last state track champions in 1942 when all schools competed under one classification.

Coach Justin Locke said about the girls fourth state title, “I think the fine athletes that we have and they have bought into what we have as a philosophy and come to work hard every day. Since they’ve been doing that, things have just been taking care of themselves with the accolades we’ve been getting.”

The following are the results at the state meet for the Bobcats:

BJ Almberg photo The White Pine girls track team won its fourth straight state title. Top photo: Mikinley Prengel . Bottom photo: Mikalyn Almberg.

BJ Almberg photo
The White Pine girls track team won its fourth straight state title.  Mikinley Prengel & Mikalyn Almberg.


800 meters – Sam Stewart, third, 2:02.83 (personal best)

1600 meters – Stewart, first, 4:41.92

3200 meters – Stewart, first, 10:25.93

300 hurdles –  Kolton Bilbao, fourth, 43.72 (personal best)

4×100 relay –  Seventh, 48.35

4×200 relay –  Fourth, 1:38.25

Shot Put –  Chris Hill, eighth, 38-09¼ (personal best)

Discus –  Hill, eighth, 107-04

High Jump – Saxtyn Brewster, fourth, 5-6, David

Nicholes, ninth, 5-0, Seth Robertson, 10th, 4-10

Long Jump – Brewster, second, 20-07¼ (personal best)

Pole Vault – Jay Mabson, fifth, 9-06 (personal best)


100 meters –  Madison Rick, first, 13.36, Hannah Barber, third, 13.75

200 meters –  Rick, first, 27.30

400 meters –  Mikinley Prengel, second, 1:00.85 (personal best)

800 meters – Prengel, second, 2:31.78 (personal best), Trace Deeds, seventh, 2:45.97 (personal best).

1600 meters – Lily Fullmer, third, 5:49.64

3200 meters  – Fullmer, second, 12:39.63 (personal best)

100m hurdles – Lucy Fullmer, second, 17.00, Lily Fullmer, third, 17.18

300m hurdles – Lucy Fullmer, second, 48.73

4×100 relay – Sixth, 56.89

4×200 relay – First, 1:49.29, (new meet record)

4×400 relay – Third, 4:39.81

4×800 relay – Second, 11:22.88

Shot Put – Emma Boren, fifth, 26-06¼

Discus – Boren, fifth, 91-09

High Jump – Lucy Fullmer, first, 5-0, Lily Fullmer, second, 5-0

Pole Vault – Madeline Pickens, first, 9-0, Mikalyn Almberg, fourth, 7-0, Cassie Newman, fifth, 6-0, Jenna Gubler, fifth, 6-0

Long Jump – Samantha Gamberg, first, 16-02

Triple Jump – Mikinley Prengel, second, 32-10, Pickens, third, 30.07¾