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Track records broken again

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014 |

 

Oologah's Jared Taylor clears the bar in the pole vault last Friday afternoon at the Oologah track meet. Taylor had a clean jump at 11 feet for a fourth place finish.

By CHRIS EDENS

Sports Editor

Two more school records in track and field were broken last Friday at the Oologah track meet.

We have a small dedicated group of kids who are working really hard and breaking school records left and right,” said Oologah track coach Boone Upky.

Junior Tristan Owens broke the school record in the 1,600m run. He took first with a time of 4:31.36. Owens broke the record set in 1982 by Randy Buchfink. Owens has the fastest times in the state this season in the 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m runs.

Junior Payton Craig broke the school record in the discus. He had a throw of 163′ 1” for a first place finish. Craig broke the record set by Caleb Dunn in 2009. Craig has the best throw in the state in the event this season.

The Mustangs finished fifth as a team at the Oologah meet behind Claremore, Skiatook, Catoosa and Collinsville.

Owens also won the 800m run with a time of 1:59.09. He crossed the line over seven seconds ahead of the second place finisher.

Senior Tyler Base won the shot put with a throw of 53′ 3” and Craig took sixth with 41′ 5” attempt. Base also took second in the discus with a 156′ 9” throw.

The Mustangs had an impressive showing in the pole vault. Drew Humphrey took second after clearing the bar at 12 feet. Bryson Long and Jared Taylor both had clean jumps at 11 feet to take third and fourth.

Kyle Dunse took fifth in 3,200m run. On the girl’s team, Brooke Hill took third in the discus with a 113′ 9” throw.

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