Nolan Mickenham earned his wings for the Prairie Falcons by capturing three district track championships in two days at McKenzie Stadium in Vancouver.
The Prairie High School senior finished first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and also helped Darius Dancel, AJ Dixson and Zeke Dixson win the 400 relay with a school record time of 42.93 seconds. Mickenham also took third place in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet.
The Prairie boys team collected 264 points to bring home the championship trophy. Kelso followed in second place with 170 points.
Two Battle Ground Tigers sunk their teeth into district titles. Senior Trent Thompson won the 4A district javelin title for the second year in a row with a toss of 186-3. Junior Tyrel Halme soared to first place on the pole vault with a personal best mark of 14-1.
Prairie junior Meri Dunford showed off her speed and endurance by clinching first place in the 1,600 (5:16.04) and the 3,200 (11:18.62). AJ Dixson soared to first place in the triple jump (42-11). He also earned second in the 100 dash (11.37). Darcel claimed first in the long jump (21-4) and third in the high jump (5-10).
The top three finishers in each event advance to the bi-district meet May 17 and 18 in Sumner.
Luke Lund clinched first place in the 3,200 (10:08.97) and third place in the 1,600 (4:33.22). Kenneth Ogbeama earned first place in the 300 hurdles (40.26) and third place in the 110 hurdles (15.3). Ogbeama, Sheldon Galipeau, Zeke Cochran and Ian Davis earned first in the 1,600 relay (3:33.28).
Caleb Sagert claimed second place for the Falcons in the 110 hurdles (15.03) and the pole vault (12-9). He also took third in the 300 hurdles (40.86). Isaac Moulton claimed third in the 3,200 (10:28.53) and Joshua Patiag placed third in the pole vault (10-9).
Anna Neal, Katie Vroman, Molly Packer and Dunford clinched first place for the Prairie girls in the 1,600 relay (4:10.92). Jamie Packer, Morgan Hill, Brianna Morrell and Mary Lynn McLeod earned second place in the 800 relay (1:51.48). Jamie Packer, Molly Parker, Alyssa Talkington and Amber Neal took second place in the 400 relay (51.8). Vroman also claimed second in the individual 400 (1:02.82) and the 800 (2:24.46). Andrea Cernuda-Herraiz earned third in the 3,200 (11:18.62).
Alex Davisson secured third place for Battle Ground in the boys triple jump (39-11), Elieen Jeschke took third in the girls triple jump (32-6) and Hayden Williamson notched third in the boys high jump (5-0).