The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 8, 2013

Lofton places in 3 events at Owasso

Enid News and Eagle

OWASSO, Okla. — Enid’s Alex Lofton placed in three events at the Owasso Invitational track meet Friday.

He was fifth in the 400 meters in 51.72 seconds and teamed with Johnny Lawrence, Aiden Koehn and Alex McCoy to finish fifth in the 4x100 relay (45.5) and with Chris Daniels, Demetrius Lofton and McCoy to finish fifth in the 4x400 relay (3:39). Rob Frantz was sixth in the boys’ shot put with a throw of 44-6.

Macy Adams was the highest Pacer finisher, taking third in the high jump (4-6). EHS got fourths from Jadyn House, 100 hurdles, 18.08 and Lizzy Grothe, discus, 93-5 and a fifth from Ellenah Schneider, shot put, 29-4.

The boys were ninth with 11 points. The girls were 11th with 16 points.

“We left quite a few people at home which gave some new people a chance to perform,’’ said Enid coach Joe Miranov. “We had some good individual performances. A lot of our distance kids had personal bests. I think things are looking brighter for us. We’ll have the whole team together for Ardmore (next Friday) and I’m looking to have some good times there, and hopefully, better weather than we have been having.’’