It was a banner day for Shawnee's track squads Saturday at Glenpool High School.
GLENPOOL — It was a banner day for Shawnee’s track squads Saturday at Glenpool High School.
Shawnee’s boys accumulated 97 points, topping a 15-team field. Tulsa Washington and Lincoln Christian tied for second with 73.
On the girls’ side, Shawnee chalked up 128 points, easily defeating Bixby with 101.
Shawnee was supreme in the pole vault with Christian Patterson the champion (16-2), Parker Jones fourth (14-0) and Josh Wilder seventh (12-0).
With that effort, Patterson ranks as the third-best pole vaulter in the nation, according to Shawnee coach Scott Wilkinson.
Patterson topped all 400 entrants with a 51.26 effort, edging Tulsa Washington’s Sean Hinds at 52.14. He continued his success in the long jump, placing third (20-8).
Also registering a firstplace medal was Darrius Blackshire with a 41.47 time in the 300 hurdles.
The Wolves’ 4X400 relay squad, with a time of 3:31.86, nosed out Tulsa Washington for first place.
Shawnee’s 3,200 relay unit was second with a time of 8:34.04. Also earningrunner-up status was the 800 relay in 1:51.22.
In the 110 hurdles, Jones was the runner-up at 15:58 with Blackshire coming in fifth with a 16.58.
Top-10 finishers in the 3,200 run were Brice Koons, fifth at 10:44.39, and Clay Dominy, eighth at 11:00.76.
Colby Chamblin, competing in the 800, took sixth with a 2:09.46 and teammate Clifford Littleton was seventh at 2:09.98.
Heading Shawnee’s efforts were Madison Converse, first in the 100 hurdles (16.62) and Shyra Crowley, second at 16.96.
Converse also was the 300 hurdles victor at 50.48 with Emily Hamblin sixth(54.24).
Another big point production in the team standings came in the pole vault with Haley Wood first (100), Crowley the runner-up (9-6) and Candida Lucero fifth (8-6).
Crowley topped all long jump challengers with a 16-9 while Kaleigh Simmons wasfifth (15-5).
The 400 relay team was third (52.60) and the
3,200 relay was fourth at
11:20.19. Fifth in the 800 was MacKenzie McDaniel (2:39.87) with Simmons seventh (2:44.16). McDaniel also was sixth in the
Ania Sloan was fifth in the 400 (1:06.20) and fourth in the high jump
Julieann Gilmore was ninth in the shot put (31-
0) and third in the discus
The 800 relay came in second. The 1,600 relay foursome was second
Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.