Pratt’s legendary Stillwater career ends

Alexis Pratt (right) and Edina’s Maddie Dahlien each hit the tape at 11.99 seconds in the 100 at state Friday. Dahlien won in a photo finish.

Alexis Pratt closed out a prodigious career as a Stillwater High School athlete at the state track meet on Saturday, June 19.

Pratt placed second in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes, after winning both in the Section 4AA meet. She earned her seventh and eighth state sprint medals and her two highest individual finishes.

Also a Miss Basketball finalist this winter, she will continue her athletic career in basketball at University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Pratt got under 12 seconds in the 100 dash for the first time as she and Edina’s Maddie Dahlien each hit the tape 11.9 seconds with Dahlein winning by an eyelash. In the 200, Pratt ran a 24.88 and again finished behind Dahlien. Pratt’s school records are the 11.99 and her 24.71 set earlier this year.

As a sophomore, Pratt placed fourth in the state 100 dash, fifth in the 200 and second in the 4x100 relay. There was no state meet last year. She anchored state champion 4x100 and 4x200 teams with North St. Paul as an eighth-grader. She had an eighth-place finish in the 100 as a freshman.

In basketball, Pratt, a 5-foot-5 guard, scored 1,980 points in four seasons with the Ponies, averaging 18, 16, 18 and 19.9 points, She previously notched 663 points in 7th and 8th grades at North, for a career total of 2,643 points.

She ranks second in points for Stillwater behind Sara Scalia’s 2,610. All opponents were forced to play a fast-paced game because of Pratt, also a tenacious defender.

The Ponies were 90-21 in her tenure here, and 73-10 with three state trips the last three seasons, with a Class 4A runner-up finish her sophomore year. Pratt was named Pioneer Press East Metro Player of the Year as a senior.

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