ARDMORE — The Class 3A track meet's longest race was decided by the narrowest of margins.
Chandler senior Chris Lowery held off a hard-charging Jordan Masterson of Lincoln Christian to win the 3,200 by eight one-hundredths of a second with a winning time of 10:00.24 on Friday at Ardmore's Noble Stadium.
Friday's gusting winds were toughest on distance runners, who have less momentum to push them through it. The west wind was at runners' backs after the first turn, but would hit them in the face as they came around the third turn.
KOONS, STANFORD TAKE GOLDS
Tuttle's Cooper Koons out-threw the competition for the gold medal in the Class 4A boys discus.
His throw of 152 feet, 7 inches surpassed Idabel's Ricky Galloway, who was the only other thrower to reach 150 feet.
In Class 3A, Perkins-Tryon's Mckenzie Stanford topped the field in the girls high jump, clearing 5 feet, 6 inches.
Beggs' Regan Ward and Plainview's Alex Davis are putting the finishing touches on impressive careers as distance runners this weekend.
Ward is currently the state record holder in the 3,200 meters at 10:38.38, a record Davis set twice in 2012 before Ward claimed at the Meet of Champions last May.
Both girls picked up gold medals Friday, and will be back in action Saturday.