Class 3A-4A high school track: Centennial's Cornelius McKiver, Pauls Valley's MaryBeth Balcerak jump to titles

While his future is on the football field, Austin Cantrell showed off his strength in the shot put Friday. Cantrell, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior tight end/defensive end from Roland, won the 4A shot put with a throw of 55-3. Cantrell is verbally committed to Arkansas for football.
by Scott Wright Published: May 9, 2014
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With his best jump of the year, Centennial’s Corneilus McKiver won the Class 3A long jump championship on the first day of the state track meet Friday at Moore Stadium.

McKiver jumped 21-feet, 5-1/2 inches to earn the gold medal. Atoka’s Stephen Cook was second at 20-11. The winning jump was the first over 21 feet this season.

Pauls Valley junior MaryBeth Balcerak outjumped a deep field for gold in the Class 4A high jump. Balcerak won with a jump of 5-6, while the next six competitors topped out at 5-2. Weatherford’s Chandler Roof was second, clearing 5-2 on an earlier jump than the others.

ARKANSAS FOOTBALL COMMIT CANTRELL WINS SHOT PUT

While his future is on the football field, Austin Cantrell showed off his strength in the shot put Friday.

Cantrell, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior tight end/defensive end from Roland, won the 4A shot put with a throw of 55-3. Cantrell is verbally committed to Arkansas for football.

He edged two-time defending champion Kaden Jackson of Kingfisher, who came in second with a throw of 54-10.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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