Class 3A-4A track notebook: Anadarko boys rally for 4A title

Despite falling behind Plainview early in the race, the Warriors rallied for the win, and thus, the team title in 4A boys track Saturday at Moore Stadium.
by Scott Wright Published: May 10, 2014
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When the final event of the day began, Anadarko’s fate was simple: win the 1,600-meter relay and win the Class 4A team championship.

Despite falling behind Plainview early in the race, the Warriors rallied for the win, and thus, the team title in 4A boys track Saturday at Moore Stadium.

The 1,600 relay win gave Anadarko 78 points, while Plainview finished with 77.

Needing at least a fourth-place finish in the 1,600 relay, the Plainview girls got exactly that to win the Class 4A title. Plainview finished with 105 points with Vinita in second at 101.

Class 3A had less drama. Henryetta sealed the girls title when Daisy VanMeter won the 1,600 meters in 5:22.68. Henryetta added a second-place finish in the 1,600 relay for 104 points, with Okmulgee second at 75.

Marlow, which piled up points in field events — including a 1-2-3 finish in the pole vault — had also clinched the 3A boys title before the final event of the day took the track.

In fact, Marlow wasn’t in the 1,600 relay, but the Outlaws still finished with 71 points and the title.

Heritage Hall’s 1,600 relay team was declared the winner after Chisholm was disqualified, boosting the Chargers into second place as a team with 58 points.

Chisholm won the race by a second or more, but was disqualified because the first runner stepped outside of his lane.

“It feels kind of weird, since they got disqualified,” Heritage Hall’s Kellen Stadler said. “They beat us. But we’ll take it. It was a surprise to us when they announced it. We thought we were second.

“That was one of our best times. I’m glad we did it. We worked hard all season and we’ve got a great team.”

DOUGLASS’ HUMPHREY WINS 800

Kansas signee Anthonio Humphrey of Douglass repeated as the 4A state champion in the 800 meters.

Humphrey won with a time of 1:54.70, holding off a late charge from Sallisaw’s Sinue Rodriguez, who was second at 1:55.35.

Humphrey had been out with an injury for much of the season, only getting cleared to run two weeks before state.

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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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