It was a record-setting day for Millwood at the Class 2A state track meet Saturday.
Millwood’s boys team won its first team track title since 2010, the Falcon girls won their first-ever title and the squads combined to set three state meet records.
“We made history,” said sophomore Breonna Hall, who set a state meet record in the 400 and was part of another record-setting performance in the 400 relay.
The Falcons set a record in Friday’s preliminaries with a time of 48.74. On Saturday at Carl Albert High School, the squad of freshman Destinee Gooden, Hall, freshman Taniyah McMillian and junior Deidra Marsh won the state title in 48.58.
The Falcons broke Hennessey’s three-year streak of state championships in 2A girls, and had to beat Eagles in the meet’s last race, the 1600 relay, to capture the crown. Tonkawa won the race as anchor Omega Reese won her 13th gold medal, but Millwood finished second and Hennessey was fourth.
In Class A, Cherokee won the boys title while Texhoma edged defending state champion Crossings Christian in the girls race.
Hall’s state record time in the 400 was 55.97, beating the old mark of 57.60 set in 1982.
“She is an unreal athlete,” Millwood girls’ coach Jerrod Alexander said.
McMillian won the 200 for Millwood, and Marsh won the 100 as the Falcons finished 19 points ahead of runner-up Hennessey.
It could be the first of several state titles for Millwood as the Falcons are very young, with only one senior who scored points, Kambre Major, who finished second in the shot put.
The Falcons’ runner-up 1600 relay was all freshmen and sophomores and their winning 400 relay had no seniors.
Millwood senior sprinter Janari Glover set a state meet record in the 100 with a time of 10.61, beating the old mark by Millwood alum Michael Ervin in 2011.
Glover also won the 200 and anchored the winning 400 relay team for the Falcons and the runner-up 1600 relay. Glover was the 3A state champion in the 100 last season.
“I actually ran with him (Ervin) when I was a freshman and he was a senior,” Glover said. “It means a lot to me (to set the record), but my main goal was to get myself and my team a gold ring this year.”
Glover won three golds on Saturday, capturing the 100, 200 and anchoring the winning 400 relay team. Millwood finished 20 points ahead of second place Frederick to win its fifth state boys’ track title.