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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Lady Wolves win OTCA event

  • Shawnee’s Lady Wolves rang up 95 team points Friday to win their first-ever Oklahoma Track Coaches Association State Indoor Track Championship title.
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  • Shawnee’s Lady Wolves rang up 95 team points Friday to win their first-ever Oklahoma Track Coaches Association State Indoor Track Championship title.
     
    The event involves schools from Classes 5A and 6A.
     
    Guthrie was runner-up with 55 points, and Enid was third at 54.
     
    The Shawnee boys were seventh with 31 points, while Enid took the crown at 77. Stillwater (72) was runner-up, and Jenks (54) took third.
     
    For the Shawnee girls, Jasmine Robinson recorded a first-place time of 9 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles, and the Lady Wolves nailed a first-place time in each of the day’s three relays. Adrein Sloan, Allegra Sloan, Alyiah Busby and Venegele Williams ran the 160-meter relay in a top time of 1:30, and Paige Hughes, Adrein Sloan, Maddie Rutherford and Robinson were first in the 320-meter relay at 3:12.
     
    Hughes, Daylan Storie, Rutherford and Tate Mocabee completed the 800 relay in a first-place time of 10:27.
     
    Blair Johnson was third in the 800-meter run at 2:39, and Katelynn Downs took third in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 12:20. Rutherford’s notched third in the pole vault at an even 9 feet.
     
    For the Wolves, Josh Waite was first in the 800 run at 2:05, and Tyler Day took second in the 1,600-meter run at 4:58. Javon York was third in the pole vault with a 12-6 jump.
     
    The Wolves were third in the 160-meter and 320-meter relays. Brett Harris, Kendall Gilbert, Chris Martin and Devon Watts recorded a time of 1:17 in the 160, while Watts, Harris and Martin were joined by Chris Morgan for a time of 2:52 in the 320.
     
    “The girls did extremely well, however there is always room for improvement,” SHS assistant coach Todd Birch said of the conclusion of the 2013 indoor season. “We need to improve in the field events.
     
    “The boys are finding their way.”
     
    “Pretty good for the most part,” assistant coach Aaron Partridge said. “The girls exceeded expectations. The girls are ahead of schedule.”
     
    Shawnee’s girls were also the champions (with 98 points) of the OTCA relays, held Feb. 9 in Enid. Enid was runner-up at 86.
     
    The Wolves (62) were runner-up on the boys’ side.
     
    Lady Wolf Vanz Hurst was first in the pole vault of the Feb. 9 relays with a height of 9-6, and she was first in the long jump at 14-6.25.
     
    Adrein Sloan, Lynsey West, Sadie Cullison and Downs took first in the intermediate medley relay at 4:23, and Adrein Sloan, Allegra Sloan, Busby and Williams were first in the 160-meter relay at 4:23. Hughes, Adrein Sloan, Rutheford and Robinson were first in the 320 relay at 3:17.
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    For the Wolves, York was first in the Feb. 9 pole vault at 13 feet. He was second in the high jump at 5-6.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.

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