By CHRIS EDENS
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.
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