Prior Lake's Scholl leads Athletes of the week

  • Updated: May 15, 2012 - 6:55 AM

Taylor Scholl, Prior Lake track and field

TAYLOR SCHOLL

Prior Lake, track and field

With one month left in her high school career, things are finally coming together for Taylor Scholl.

She won two events -- the 800 and 1,600-meter runs -- to help the Lakers to their fourth consecutive Section 3, Class 3A True Team meet championship.

It was her 1,600-meter performance that stood out for Scholl. She won that race at the Hamline Elite meet on April 27, finishing in just under 5 minutes.

At the True Team meet, Scholl went out fast, chased by Shakopee's Maria Hauger, the three-time Class 2A cross-country champion.

"I was lucky to have Maria pushing me," Scholl said. "She said to me right after the race that she had PR'd [personal record]. I said, 'Then I must have PR'd, too.' When I looked over and saw that I ran a 4:56 [actually 4:56.25), I was in complete shock. I never expected it."

Having her two career-best 1,600-meter performances in the two biggest meets of the year to date has Scholl, a Drake University recruit, dreaming big.

"In the past, I seem to run one good race but never have another one," she said. "Right now, I'm definitely on track to where I want to be. I've set some goals and so far, I've matched or exceeded them. I think the sky's the limit. I'm looking forward to the rest of the year."

JACK DENTON

Minnetonka, lacrosse

The senior attacker was central to the Skippers' best week of the season. He scored 10 goals and added seven assists as Minnetonka beat Hopkins, No. 5-ranked Eden Prairie and two-time defending champion Benilde-St. Margaret's.

D'MONTE FARLEY

Park of Cottage Grove, track and field

The University of North Dakota's star track recruit was dominant at the Section 2, Class 3A True Team Meet. He won the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and anchored the winning 4x100 relay team.

CHLOE KINSEL

Cretin-Derham Hall, lacrosse

The senior attacker continued to put up points at a remarkable rate. She had five goals and six assists in a victory over Mounds View and five goals and five assists in a rout of Woodbury. She leads the state with 48 goals and 87 points.

MAGGIE SCHLEY

Irondale, softball

The Knights went 5-0 last week, extending their winning streak to eight games and taking over first place in the North Suburban. Schley, a freshman, went 4-0, giving up just three earned runs and pitching a one-hitter over South St. Paul.

KENDALL STRANDLUND

CHOF, track and field

In two meets last week, the junior won each time he stepped on the track. He won the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and long jump in meets at Watertown-Mayer and Blake. He is undefeated in those events this season.

ABBIE VOAS

Chanhassen, softball

It was an incredible week at the plate for the junior first baseman. In six games, all victories, Voas went 10-for-19 , hit five homers, drove in 12 runs and scored 11, and posted a 1.47 slugging percentage.

JIM PAULSEN

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