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April 11, 2013

Chisholm track meet has strong field

ENID, Okla. — The competition will be stepping up for today’s second edition of the Chisholm Invitational track meet at Longhorn Community Stadium.

The event has added a 4A-5A-6A edition to go with a 3A-2A-A division. Meet director Joe Spurlock is expecting at least 20 teams, including Enid JV, Ponca City, Guthrie, John Marshall, Hennessey, Tonkawa, Deer Creek-Lamont, Pond Creek-Hunter, Pioneer and Alva.

The meet may attract a few more schools since the Ringwood 8-man football track meet was canceled this week because of the weather. The meet will start with field events at 11:30 a.m. Running prelims start at noon. Running finals will start at 5 p.m.

“We want to make this the best meet in northwest Oklahoma, regardless of class,’’ CHS athletic director Joe Spurlock said.

The district has built both a new discus and shot put ring.

The Longhorns’ goal is “just to get better than we did last week,’’ CHS boyy coach Mike Carnes said.

“If we get a little better than we did the week before, then we’re progressing,’’ he said. “We have done a good job of that so far.’’

Austin Swann is ranked No. 6 in 2A boys in the 800 meters (2:07.69). Chisholm’s 1,600-meter (Anthony Vallejo, Brittan Yunker, Tommy Grebe and Swann) is ranked No. 6 (3:39.80), while the 3,200 relay (Vallejo, Yunker, Swan and Colton Johnson) is ranked No. 5 (8:48.19).

CHS girls coach Joey Reinart said his team has done a good job of improving their times and distances each week.

“We’re not where we’re going to be in a few weeks, but we’re getting close,’’ Reinart said.

Reinart expects his 1,600 (Alix Tyson, Kaci McCary, Megan Galusha and Logan Amsler) and his 3,200 (Amsler, Falon Robinett, McCary and Tyson) to contend. Robinett has run the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 and McCary is a contender in the 800 and 1,600. Delaney Bartley has been pole vaulting in the nine-foot range.

“This is a diverse group,’’ Reinart said. “We have some freshmen who have given us quality depth.’’

The meet will start with field events at 11:30 a.m. Running prelims start at noon. Running finals will start at 5 p.m.

Spurlock said the schedule will allow the open 1,600 and 1,600 relay to be run under the lights “which should bring the times down.’’

Schedule

Field events - 11:30, Shot Put, discus, long jump, high jump and pole vault.

Prelims (seven to finals), Noon — 400 relay, 3,200 meter relay finals, 100 intermediate hurdles, girls; 110 high hurdles, boys; 100, 3,200 boys finals, 800 relay finals, 3,200 girls finals, 200.

Finals, 5 p.m. — 400 relay, 800, 100 intermediate hurdles, 110 high hurdles, 100, 400, 300 hurdles, 200, 1,600 and 1,600 relay.

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