Hennessey came into the tournament as the favorite to win a third consecutive Class 2A girls state championship. On Friday, they put themselves in position to do just that.
“We know we were projected to win coming in, but that doesn't mean anything,” coach Joe McCulley said. “We've come out today and done even better than what we were projected to do in several races. We're in pretty good position.”
Hennessey scored 43 points on Friday to take first place ahead of Tonkawa (20).
The Hennessey boys also had a strong first day, including a first-place finish in the 3,200-meter relay with a time of 8:35.16. They'll head into tomorrow's action in first place with 40 team points. Oklahoma Bible is second with 26.
MOORELAND'S WILSON SETS LONG JUMP RECORD
Kayla Wilson of Mooreland set a Class 2A record in the long jump by reaching 18 fee, 10.75 inches. The senior finished ahead of Oklahoma Bible's Brooklyn Wiens who jumped 16-00.25.
“It has been my goal all year to break that record,” Wilson said. “I knew I had a chance to do it, and it's a really nice way to go out as a senior.”
Wilson, who also plays basketball and softball, was named Oklahoma's Wendy's High School Heisman award winner earlier this year. She will attend Southwestern (Kansas) next year to continue her track career.
DISCUS RECORD SET BY REECE
Fairview's Baylor Reece won the Class 2A girls discus competition with a throw of 138 feet, 3 inches to break the state record of 136-9.
“Only being a sophomore, it's was cool for me just to win state,” Reece said. “But breaking the state record makes it feel even better.”
Shelby Crump of Hennessey was second with a throw of 123-8.
THAYER DOMINATES CLASS A HIGH JUMP
Quenten Thayer of Covington-Douglas had an impressive performance in the boys Class A high jump. The senior took first place with a jump of 6 feet, 8 inches, falling just short in his three attempts to break the state record of 6-11.
Forgan's Kameron Hall was second, reaching 6-2.
CUSTAR WINS ANOTHER SHOT PUT TITLE
In the Class A boys shot put, Sharon-Mutual junior John Custar won his third consecutive state championship. Custar's winning throw of 51 feet, 7 inches was good enough to set the season high in Class A, surpassing his own distance of 50 feet, 4 3/4 inches that was set at the Laverne Regional, according to OHSTrack.com.