Northeast girls 4x100 relay team (Valentine Smith, Dajha Cobb, Taylor Williams and Trelynn Stephens) set a state Class 2A track meet record with a time of 49.33 in Friday's preliminary and easily captured the state championship Saturday with a time of 49.75. The Lady Vikings also won the 800-meter relay Saturday.
Stephens anchored both relays and won the 200 meter crown. Williams was second in the 100 to Haley Barker of Commerce.
BYFORD DOES IT AGAIN
Corbin Byford of Velma-Alma defended his title in the 400 meters with a winning time of 49.14, breaking the Class A state meet record that he set last year at 49.27.
THREE IN A ROW FOR MUEGGE
Marian Muegge of Deer Creek-Lamont won her third straight Class A state championship in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.59. The junior also captured the 200-meter title Saturday with a time of 26.46, helping lead Deer Creek-Lamont to the team championship.
GUM WINS THIRD STRAIGHT
Frontier's Jalissa Gum won her third consecutive title in the 400-meter run. The junior also defended her title in 800-meter run and just failed to repeat in the 200 meters, finishing second to Muegee.
LYNN BREAKS OWN RECORD
Checotah Lynn of Velma-Alma broke a 30-year-old Class A state track meet record Friday with time of 14.44 in the 110-meter hurdles preliminary.
On Saturday, Lynn broke the record again by winning the state championship in a time of 14.11. Lynn also won the 300 meters hurdles crown on Saturday.
MORE CROWNS FOR THE CUSTARS
Jaren Custar of Sharon-Mutual captured her second straight crown in the Class A shot put Saturday with a toss of 37-07.25. She won the discus state championship on Friday.
Her younger brother, John, won his second consecutive state title in the shot put on Friday.
SIX GOLDS OVERALL
Deer Creek-Lamont's Baileigh Hutchison finished her high school career as a six-time state champion. She was part of Deer Creek-Lamont's winning 3,200-meter relay squad this year as well as in 2009 and 2010.
She won individual titles in the 3200 meters in 2009 and 2011 and in the 1,600 meters in 2009.
STATE ACADEMIC CHAMPS
Boise City and Fairview were the boys' state academic champions in track. Woodland and Ripley were the girls' academic champions.