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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Hughes sets school record

  • Class 5A’s defending state champion Shawnee Lady Wolves won their second invitational in a row Friday, and Paige Hughes set a school record in the 800-meter dash with a time of 2:21.68.
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  • Class 5A’s defending state champion Shawnee Lady Wolves won their second invitational in a row Friday, and Paige Hughes set a school record in the 800-meter dash with a time of 2:21.68.
     
    Shawnee was far and away above runner-up Grove with 227 points in the Oologah Mustang Invitational. Grove came in at 79, and Tulsa Hale finished third at 66.
     
    “The girls ran away with the meet. The girls were dominant throughout the meet; no one could touch the relays and a drew of the girls recorded some very impressive races,” said SHS coach Scott Wilkinson.
     
    Shawnee’s total on the day is an all-time high for the program, Wilkinson said.
     
    On the boys’ side Friday, the Wolves took third place with 67 points. Claremore was first at 168, and Catoosa was second at 119.
     
    Lady Wolf Kelsey Simmons was champion of the 400-meter dash at 1:01.60, and Shawnee made it a sweep as Allegra Sloan (1:03.20) and Aliyah Busby (1:03.80) came in second and third, respectively. The Lady Wolves also swept the 300 hurdles behind Jasmine Robinson’s first-place time of 48.35 seconds. Maddie Rutherford (48.89) was second, and Tiffany Gardner (50.29) was third.
     
    Robinson recorded a first-place time of 16.24 seconds in the 100 hurdles, and teammate Taylor Chamblin was third at 19.48. Adrein Sloan was second (26.40) in the 200 dash; Blair Johnson (2:35.23) was third in the 800 run; and Sadie Cullison (5:52) and Johnson (5:53) were second and third in the 1,600-meter run.
     
    Vanz Hurst was second in the long jump at 14-5.5, and Gardner was third at 14-5. Rutherford was second in the pole vault at 9-6.
     
    For the Shawnee boys, Shadrach Smith recorded a first-place time of 10.51 in the 100 dash, and he was third in the 200 dash at 22.93. Smith was joined by Javon York, Chris Forsyth and Brett Harris for a second-place finish of 1:35.51 in the 200 relay, and Waite, Mark Roselius, Tyler Day and Seth Maston finished second in the 800 relay at 8:46.40.
     
    York was first in the long jump at 19 feet, 9.75 inches, and he was also first in the pole vault at 13-6.
     
    “The Wolves continued to show improvement on most fronts,” Wilkinson said. “Our relays are beginning to form a team cohesiveness.”
     
    Shawnee is scheduled to compete April 12 in Yukon.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.

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