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May 4, 2013

Eagles sweep Class 2A state titles

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — Hennessey is the center of the Class 2A track universe.

The Eagles and Lady Eagles swept the Class 2A state championships which concluded Saturday at Midwest City Carl Albert High School.

Hennessey beat out Colcord 89-66 for the boys title and Tonkawa 119-72 for the girls championship.

The Lady Eagles had two individual champions Saturday — Kinsey Reeves, pole vault, 8-foot-6 and Shelby Crump, shot put, 35 feet, 101⁄2 inches. Cheyenne Choate won the 3,200 meters Friday in 12:26. HHS repeated as the girls champs.

The Eagles had two individual champions Saturday — Tristan Hill in the 800 (2:00) and Clay Moery, pole vault (13-6). Hennessey had won the 3,200 relay on Friday with a time of 8:35.16.

The OBA boys were third with 63 points. It was the second-straight year the Trojans were third.

Blaine Whitson, who won the 3,200 meters Friday with a time of 10:29.77, swept the distance events by winning the 1,600 in 4:41.50.

Blaine’s brother, Nathan, won both events last season.

“He’s keeping it in the family,’’ said OBA coach Alan Ford. “He ran an extremely smart race both times.’’

Whitson had a final lap of 59.5 seconds in the 3,200 as he broke off from the field in the final two laps. He outraced Hill in the final 100 yards.

“He ran an excellent race,’’ Ford said. “Hill usually wears people out, but I told Blaine when he goes out, you need to go out and he did.’’

Chris Walker was the Trojans’ other gold medalist, taking the 400 meters in 53.47

“That was a big event to win,’’ Ford said. “That wasn’t his best time, but the wind was blowing 25 miles pr hour. You did a good job just to survive the first 200 meters to get to the last stretch.’’

The Trojans were second in both the 3,200 relay with Whitson, Walker, Jonny Volpe and Merritt Suenram (8:40.16) and the 1,600 with Manny Walker, Volpe, Suenram and Walker in 3:34.48.

“We feel good,’’ Ford said. “We have everybody returning next year. Hopefully, we can be one of the teams on the medal stand.’’

OBA’s girls were fifth with 36 points. Ashley Atwood was the state runner-up in the 400 in 1:02.46. The Lady Trojans were fifth in the 400 relay (53.27) and second in the 1,600 relay (4:18.59).

Brooklyn Wiens was second in the long jump (16-03⁄4)  on Friday.

Chisholm’s boys were seventh in 3A at Ardmore with 38 points. Austin Swann was third in the 800 (2:03.91) and the 1,600 relay was second in 3:30.48.

CHS was second in the 3,200 relay on Friday with a time of 8:37.70.

Chisholm’s girls were 14th with 12 points. Delaney Bartley won the pole vault with a 9-6 Friday while Falon Robinett was fifth in the 3,200 with a 12:07.24.

DCLA’s girls were second in Class A with 64 points. Watonga was third in Class 2A girls with 45 points. Cherokee’s boys were third in Class A with 74 points.

Timberlake’s Kayla Castle won her fourth straight gold medals in the Class A girls 100 hurdles (15.97) and 300 hurdles (47.50)

Other area Class A girls champions were Marian Muegge, DCLA, 100, 12.76; Jessica Blanton, DCLA, 1,600, 5:38.06; Kanani Jones, Buffalo-Fort Supply, shot put, 35-8; and Jennifer Swart, Drummond, 3,200, 12:24.59.

Area Class A boys champions were the Cherokee 1,600 relay, 3:34/.98; Cherokee’s 3,200 relay, 8:41.14; Quenten Thayer, Covington-Douglas, 6-8; and John Custar, Sharon-Mutual, shot put, 51-7.

Other area 2A girls champions were Kayla Wilson, Mooreland, long jump, 18-103⁄4; Baylor Reece, Fairview, discus, 138-3; and Catherine Sawyer, Watonga, 1,600, 5:36.41.

Joby Allen of Alva won the boys 2A discus with a throw of 154-1.

Kingfisher’s Kaden Jackson repeated as the boys 3A champion in the shot put with a 54-0.

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