Kleinschmidt will run in the girls' Division 2 finals in the event Saturday. The meet will begin at 10:30 at Veterans Memorial Stadium on the UW-La Crosse campus.
Kleinschmidt was one of 10 qualifiers for the finals and she came from the slow heat as well. She ran a time of :16.53 in her prelim race Friday which helped her claim the ninth qualifying spot.
"Our coaches told me to run my race today and not worry about anything else and I did," Kleinschmidt said afterward.
Also competing for PHS on Friday was the girls' 3200-meter relay team. Despite running a season-best time of 9:55, the Cardinal quartet of Molly Sweet, Sam Ritter, Hayley Hillman and Annika Carlson, finished ninth. Nolan Schock ran in the 800-meters later in the day and finished third in his heat with a time of 2:01.53. That was good for 13th place overall.
Saturday will feature the boys' 3200-meter team competing for PHS along with Kleinschmidt and then Sweet in the mile run.
|Prescott's Jennifer Kleinschmidt finishes ahead of the Black River Falls' runner Haley Beams in the WIAA State Meet prelims in the 100-meter high hurdles who finished ahead of her at last week's sectional meet.|