Here are some other high school track and field athletes to watch this season:
Bryce Balenseifen, Jr., Deer Creek: Balenseifen was the state’s best 1,600-meter runner last year on a team packed with distance specialists; the Antlers are also looking for a third straight 5A crown.
Janari Glover, Sr., Millwood: The defending champion in the Class 3A 100 meters is back to better his winning time of 10.87 seconds.
Grey Howard, Sr., Edmond Memorial: Ready to defend his 800-meter state championship while trying to help a deep Bulldog squad compete for the team title.
Kaden Jackson, Jr., Kingfisher: Already a two-time champ in the shot put, Jackson will try to make it three in his junior year.
Brandon Prather, Jr., Stillwater: The multi-sport standout will try to defend his 6A title in the long jump.
Caleigh Donaghe, Sr., Norman: The defending champion in the 6A discus will try to go out on top as a senior.
Claire Grimmett, So., Pauls Valley: Won state in the 300 hurdles as a freshman.
Paige Houston, Sr., Midwest City: The two-time Big All-City selection won the 6A shot put title with a throw of 42 feet, 1 inch last year.
Audrianna Morgan, Sr., Centennial: A three-time champion in the 100, Morgan has two golds and a silver at state in the 200.
Courtney Nelson, Sr., Putnam City North: One of the state’s top hurdlers in both the 100 and 300.
Jade Patton, Sr., Edmond North: Set the school record in the 100 meters at 12.03 seconds at state last year.
Shelby Shepard, Sr., Heritage Hall: Last year, in her first season fully focused on track, Shepard won 4A long jump gold.
Haley Woodard, Jr., Norman North: A two-time state champ in the 400, Woodard also won the 200 last year.