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Base shot down at state track

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014 |

 

Oologah senior Tyler Base competes at regionals in the shot put as eventual state champion Austin Cantrell watches in the background. Base was unable to make the finals at state after he scratched because the shot put ring was under regulation size.

By CHRIS EDENS

Sports Editor

An Oologah athlete was denied a chance at a state track championship last month.

Senior Tyler Base scratched on all three of his attempts in the shot put May 9 in the preliminary rounds. Coaches later determined the shot put ring was six inches smaller than regulation size.

Base was ranked #1 in the event going into the state meet at Moore High School. He was  the only athlete in the shot put to use a spin technique instead of a slide motion.

According to the OSSAA rule book, the ring should be 7 feet in diameter. The shot ring at Moore was 6 ½ feet.

For the complete story, pick up a copy of the Oologah Lake Leader on news stands Wednesday.

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