The Grove track and field team has returned from the 5A State Meet.
The Lady Red had nine athletes competing in six events, while the Ridgerunners had eight athletes in four events. Overall, the Lady Red finished in fifteenth with a score of twenty-two points. The Ridgerunner finished in sixteenth overall with a score of sixteen points. This was the final meet of the 2019 outdoor track and field season.
800 Meter Run
Sophomore Rory Geer finished in third place with a time of 2:23.69. Geer crossed the finish line just over two seconds after Piedmont sophomore Delaine Crawford (2:21.11) and less than six seconds behind Tecumseh senior, Kayla McGruder, who won the event with a time of 2:17.97. The event had fifteen athletes from twelve school competing.
100 Meter Hurdles
Junior Anastasia Pace placed third in the event, running a 16.01. Just over half a second separated Pace from the winner of the event. Chickasha sophomore Jazmyn Murry took second (15.90) and Duncan junior Kaitlin Hunter won with a tine of 15.48. Eight athletes, each from different schools, competed in the finals for this event.
4 x 800 Meter Relay
The Lady Red team of Sade Monfort, Katelyn Cohea, Emma Pospisil and Geer finished eighth overall in the race. The team ran a time of 10:32.91. Piedmont won the event with an impressive time of 9:54.93, followed by Guthrie (10:02.47), Altus (10:03.22), Ardmore (10:04.76), Bishop Kelley (10:16.04), Durant (10:16.33) and Tecumseh (10:32.25). Sixteen teams competed in the event, with nearly two minutes separating the winner from the sixteenth team.
Senior Elyssa Teel did not record a height at the State Meet. Duncan junior, Kaitlin Hunter, cleared a height of 5-04 on her third attempt to win the event. Carl Albert’s Maddy Scott finished in second, clearing 5-02 and Bishop Kelley’s Ava Moon rounds out the top three, clearing 5-00. Fifteen athletes competed in the event.
Sophomore Hannah Dozier placed fifth at the meet, clearing a height of 9-06. Freshman Kaylee Shepherd finished in a two way tie fro eleventh, clearing 8-00. Bishop McGuiness’ Emilie Henderson won the event with a height of 10-00. Ramsey Kiem of Collinsville finished in second with a height of 9-06 and Carl Albert’s Hailey Love rounds out the top three also with 9-06. Sixteen athletes competed in the event, with four not recording heights.
Junior Dierjaye Davis finished in fifth with a throw of 37-02.5. Bishop Kelley’s Saide Boos won the event with a distance of 42-11.5, followed by Mackenzie Robinson of Collinsville (39-03.75), Emily Hall of Tecumseh (38.09.0) and Durant’s Cassidy Ward (38-00.25). Sixteen athletes competed in the event.
110 Meter Hurdles
Sophomore Greg McCurdy competed in this event, but was disqualified on a two hurdle violation. Bishop McGuiness’ Slater Ward won the event (14.52), followed by Woodward’s Jake Alexander (14.66) and Ada’s Dominick Lowry (15.03) rounded out the top three. Eight athletes competed in the finals for this event.
300 Meter Hurdles
Senior Caleb Haidsiak finished in eighth place in the finals, finishing with a time of 41.89. The event was won by Woodward’s Alexander (39.36), Collinsville’s Malcolm Tillman (39.56) and Bishop McGuiness’ Ward (39.67) rounds out the top three. Eight athletes from seven schools qualified for the finals in this event.
4 x 800 Meter Relay
The Ridgerunner team of Joel Martin, Josh Jessup, Mason Baxter and RaShawn Harding finished in seventh with a time of 8:33.64. Tecumseh won the event (8:13.82), followed by Guthrie (8:15.36), Bishop McGuiness (8:19.00), Carl Albert (8:27.77), Piedmont (8:28.71) and Altus (8:29.47). Sixteen teams competed in the event, but Duncan’s team was disqualified for interference. Just over a minute separated Tecumseh from Woodward’s time.
Junior Kai Sarwinski finished in a two way tie for second with Bishop Kelley’s Luke Riley. Both Sarwinski and Riley cleared 13-00. Junior Anthony Lucky finished in a three way tie for fourth with Bishop McGuiness’ Louis Ward and Skiatook’s Cash Cooper. Lucky, Ward and Cooper all cleared 12-06. Collinsville’s Taylor Olinghouse won the event, clearing 14-03 for the title. Sixteen athletes competed and four did not record heights.