Class 2A-A state track meet: Magnus Scott sets Class A record in 100-meter dash

Coyle senior Magnus Scott is one of the top sprinters in the state in all classes. He holds numerous college offers and is being recruited by schools such as traditional track powerhouse Arkansas.
by Ed Godfrey Published: May 4, 2012
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Two years ago as a sophomore, Magnus Scott danced on the awards stand after he won the Class A state championship in the 100-meter dash.

Scott couldn't contain his jubilation. He didn't expect to win the title.

“I kind of surprised myself,” Scott said.

No longer does Scott surprise himself or anyone else with his speed. Now a senior at Coyle, Scott is one of the top sprinters in the state in all classes. He holds numerous college offers and is being recruited by schools such as traditional track powerhouse Arkansas.

On Friday, Scott showed again why he is so coveted by collegiate track coaches. In his preliminary in the 100-meter dash at Carl Albert High School, Scott set a Class A state track meet record with a time of 10.60, breaking a record that had stood for 27 years.

“Now it's time to break it again tomorrow,” Scott said after Friday's preliminary race.

Scott will be the favorite Saturday in both the 100 and 200 meters as he posted the fastest times Friday in the preliminaries of both races. His 200-meter time was 22.03.

Scott is the defending state champion in both events and is seeking his third consecutive straight state crown in the 100 meters. He also will anchor Coyle's 4x100 relay, which qualified second behind Velma-Alma Friday.

Coyle track coach Shane Weathers knows an athlete like Scott doesn't come along very often, especially at such a small school.

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by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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