Class 2A-A state track meet notes: Velma-Alma relay team breaks record

Velma-Alma on Friday broke a 26-year-old Class A state track meet record in the boys 3,200-meter relay. The relay squad of Jazz Gayanich, Conner Sullivan, Corbin Byford and Tyler Smith ran a time of 8:12.77.
by Ed Godfrey Published: May 4, 2012
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Velma-Alma on Friday broke a 26-year-old Class A state track meet record in the boys 3,200-meter relay.

The relay squad of Jazz Gayanich, Conner Sullivan, Corbin Byford and Tyler Smith ran a time of 8:12.77, breaking the old mark of 8:17 set by Wakita in 1986.

LADY VIKING RELAY SETS NEW STANDARD

Northeast set a new Class 2A state track meet record in the preliminaries Friday of the 4x100 meter relay.

The relay team of Valentine Smith, Dajha Cobb, Taylor Williams and Trelynn Stevens broke the old record of 49.35 set by Adair in 1980.

The Lady Vikings were competing in Class 3A last season and won the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter relays at the state track meet.

Stevens, a senior, anchors all three relays and has chance to win four state championships Saturday. She also has posted the fastest time in the 200 meters.

Williams, a sophomore, qualified to Saturday's finals in the 100 and 200 meters. Cobb is also in the 100-meter final.

LYNN HURDLES TO NEW RECORD

Velma-Alma's Checotah Lynn broke a 30-year-old record in the preliminaries of the Class A boys 110-meter hurdles.

Lynn's time of 14.44 broke the old mark of 14.61 set in 1982.

THOMAS SEEKS MUCH GOLD SATURDAY

Northeast's Mikey Thomas has a good shot to win four state titles today.

Thomas enters Saturday's Class 2A meet as the favorite in the 100, 200 and 400 meters. He also is on the Vikings' 4x100 meter relay squad.

His coach, Tim Thomas (no relation), was a state champion in 100, 200 and 400 meters for Chickasha in 1986. The Northeast coach still holds state Class 5A track meet records in the 200 (21.09) and 400 (47.75).

FOUR CLASSES, FOUR TITLES?

Northeast and Hennessey girls are expected to battle for the Class 2A state championship Saturday.


by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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