Shawnee’s Lady Wolves, the defending Class 5A state champions, opened their 2013 season with a first-place outing Friday, March 29, at the Wagoner Bulldog Invitational.
The Lady Wolves scored 169 team points to edge runner-up Glenpool by 45. Vinita, at 95.5, was third.
The Shawnee girls reaped first place in five events Friday, including the 1,600-meter relay. Paige Hughes, Maddie Rutherford, Kelsey Simmons and Jasmine Robinson teamed up for a first-place run in 4:07, and Hughes, Simmons and Rutherford were joined by Tate Mocabee for a first-place time of 10:11.07 in the 3,200-meter relay.
Robinson was first in the 100 hurdles at 16.53 seconds, and she was first in the 300 hurdles at 47.55 seconds. Rutherford was second in the 300 hurdles at 48.99.
Shawnee’s Blair Johnson was second in the 1,600-meter run at 2:35.91, while Hughes was second in the 400 dash at 1:01.89. Allegra Sloan was third in the 400 at 1:04.30, and Adrein Sloan was third in the 200 dash at 27.17 seconds.
Simmons tied for first in the long jump at 15 feet, 4 inches, and Tiffany Gardner was third at 14 feet, 5.75 inches. Rutherford and Vanz Hurst were second and third, respectively, in the pole vault, at 9 feet, 6 inches.
“The Lady Wolves flexed their muscles, making their presence know to the 5A track world,” said SHS head coach Scott Wilkinson. “The Lady Wolves validated their top ranking by putting up blistering times in multiple events.”
The Shawnee boys were sixth at Wagoner with 61.75 points. Coweta and Glenpool tied for first at 102.75, and Wagoner was third at 82.
The Wolves picked up a second-place finish in the 400-meter relay as Theo Berry, Jackson Winslow, DeVon Watts and Shadrach Smith ran the race in 44.22 seconds. Smith was second in the 100 dash at 10.81, and Javon York was second in the pole vault at 12 feet, 6 inches.
York was third in the long jump at 19 feet, 3.5 inches.
“The Wolves continue to improve as several boys recorded personal bests in their respective events,” Wilkinson said.
Shawnee will compete in the Oologah Invitational Friday.
Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.