Samson runs in 100 m. hurdles at state

New Prague High School’s Sydney Samson capped off her track and field career at the State Class AA Girls Track and Field Meet at Hamline University last week.

Coach Johnny Josephson reports that Samson ran well in the 100-meter hurdles during Friday’s preliminaries, though she did not advance to Saturday’s finals.

“She had a superb week of practice leading up to her race,” Josephson said. “With the added practice, Sydney had one of her best starts of the year. She was fast to the first hurdle and three-stepped all of the hurdles.”

She ran the preliminaries in 15.89 seconds. Josephson said Samson broke her own school record twice a week earlier at the Section 2AA meet, first in the preliminaries and then running in 15.25 seconds in the section finals.