2022 Track & Field Top Returners – Girls Hurdles

March 18, 2022

GIRLS - 5A/4A Hurdles

The young ladies of 4A steal the show here in the hurdles, with returning state champion in both hurdles, junior Claire Petersen of Skyline leading the way. As a sophomore last year, Petersen won the 4A title in both hurdles by a combined .26 seconds over Krissie Sanders of Mountain Home in two hottly contested races. Petersen was able to win the 100 hurdles in a time of 15.11, her fastest wind-legal time of 2021, to Sanders' 15.17 runner-up effort. The action was equally as exciting as these two raced to PR's in the 300's as well with another 1-2 finish, with Petersen winning in a time of 44.44 to Sanders' 44.64. Neither athlete has competed yet in 2022. It should also be noted that Petersen has elite flat speed, as she is the fastest wind-legal returner in the state in the 100m with her time of 11.95 set at the district championships. In addition to the hurdles, she is the 2021 4A state champion in the 100 as well with her time of 12.13 (class record). In 5A, the top returner in the 100 hurdles is junior Brinnlee Wilde of Idaho Falls, who placed 3rd at last years state championship with her time of 15.62. Wilde was also a state finalist in the high jump and the long jump.

5A 100H (Top Returner, 2021 State Placing +1.1)

Brinnlee Wilde (11, Idaho Falls) 15.62 (3rd Place) Ashley McGary (12, Meridian) 15.70 (5th Place) Grace Lanfear (10, Boise) 15.72 (6th Place)

5A 300IH (Top Returner, 2021 State Placing)

Whitney Wasden (12, Madison) 46.96 (3rd Place) Natalie Baker (11, Highland) 49.28 (8th Place)

4A 100H (Top Returner, 2021 State Placing +1.0)

Claire Petersen (11, Skyline) 15.11 (State Champion) Krissie Sanders (11, Mountain Home) 15.17 (State Runner-Up) Alaynie Wilcox (11, Minico) 15.35 (3rd Place)

4A 300H (Top Returner, 2021 State Placing)

Claire Petersen (11, Skyline) 44.44 (State Champion) Krissie Sanders (11, Mountain Home) 44.64 (State Runner-Up) Lynzey Searle (12, Burley) 45.83 (3rd Place) Alaynie Wilcox (11, Minico) 45.90 (4th Place) 

100HH (Top Returner, 2021 State Placing)

3A Ally Soflay (McCall-Donnelly) 15.87 +0.7 (State Champion)
2A Liliana Ortiz (Aberdeen) 16.02 -0.5 (State Champion)
1A Shayli Smith (Caret) 16.45 -0.5 (State Runner-Up)

300IH (Top Returner, 2021 State Placing)

3A Kinley Brown (Teton) 48.27 (State Runner-Up)
2A Lindi Kessinger (Orofino) 47.11 (State Champion)
1A Ruth Heffington (Idaho City) 47.57 (State Runner-Up)