Athlete of the Year
Bryce Robinson, Edmond Memorial
Events: 100 and 200 meters
The story: A virtual newcomer to the sport last winter, Robinson excelled from the moment he touched the track. He concluded the year with four gold medals as part of Edmond Memorial's team championship at the 6A state meet. Individually, he won the 100 meters (10.47) and 200 meters in a state meet-record time of 21.02, along with two relay victories.
Isaiah Duke, Edmond Memorial
Event: 400 meters
The story: He had to fight off a late-season injury to win the 400 in 48.46 at state, but he couldn't compete in the long jump, where he had pushed 24 feet during the regular season. He has signed with Baylor.
Hunter Swink, Bishop McGuinness
Event: 800 meters
The story: Swink pulled off a narrow 0.05-second victory in the 800 at state with a time of 1:56.57 to conclude a strong season in the middle-distance event.
Simon Greiner, Edmond Memorial
Event: 1,600 meters
The story: Another piece of the Bulldogs' dominant running contingent, Greiner was an individual state champion in the 800 (1:52.07) and the 1,600 (4:21.20), along with a relay victory.
Mackenzie Wahpepah-Harris, Norman
Event: 3,200 meters
The story: A longtime cross country runner, Wahpepah-Harris gave up his springtime passion of golf to run track and blazed to a win in the 3,200 in 9:25.50.
Brett Bowerman, Yukon
Event: 110 hurdles
The story: Bowerman won each hurdle event three times during the season, finishing second at state in the 110 (14.91) and third in the 300 (39.12).
Austin Wallace, Deer Creek
Event: 300 hurdles
The story: After a strong season, Wallace grabbed a pair of silver medals in the hurdle events at state, running a 15.07 in the 110 and a 39.37 in the 300.
Stefan Johnson, Putnam City North
Event: High jump
The story: Johnson came out on top of an ultra-competitive high jump field, with the top-five placers each clearing 6 feet, 8 inches. Johnson peaked at 6-10 during the season.
Dale Jefferson, Edmond Santa Fe
Event: Long jump
The story: Jefferson was strong on a wet and wild day in the rain at state, finishing second with a jump of 21-10 1/2. He jumped 22-2 during the season.
Colin Pasque, Norman
Event: Pole vault
The story: Also a standout wrestler, Pasque won state with his best vault of the year, clearing 15-6 for the gold.
Taylor Lewis, Moore
Event: Shot put
The story: Fell short of gold at state with a throw of 54-2, but avenged the loss to Broken Arrow's Bo Farrow by outthrowing him at 58-2 in the Meet of Champions.
Kurien Cary, Yukon
The story: Cary was second at state with a throw of 164-9 and peaked during the season at 171-1.
Coach of the Year
Chris Lowrey, Edmond Memorial
The story: It's hard to envision a team being much more dominant at the state meet, winning by 51 points. The Bulldogs won all of the open sprints except the 3,200 and swept all three relays.