Class 5A-6A state track: Edmond Santa Fe's Hart sisters have been competing from the start

Emily and Erin Hart will play a big role in Edmond Santa Fe's pursuit to repeat as state champions at the Class 5A and 6A state track meet Friday and Saturday at Yukon High School.
by Scott Wright Published: May 9, 2013
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photo - Edmond Santa Fe hurdlers and twin sisters Erin Hart, left, and Emily Hart pose for a photo at the Edmond Santa Fe High School track in Edmond, Okla.,  Thursday, May 9, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Edmond Santa Fe hurdlers and twin sisters Erin Hart, left, and Emily Hart pose for a photo at the Edmond Santa Fe High School track in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, May 9, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

— There's documented proof that Emily Hart won the first race against her sister, Erin.

“By four minutes,” Emily said, pretending to celebrate her accomplishment.

“No, it's cool,” added Erin with her head down, feigning equal dejection.

Twins always remember who won the race out of the womb.

Now juniors on the Edmond Santa Fe track team, Emily and Erin Hart are racing even harder, against each other and the rest of the state's top hurdlers.

The Hart sisters will play a big role in Santa Fe's pursuit to repeat as state champions at the Class 5A and 6A state track meet Friday and Saturday at Yukon High School.

But like most twins, the competition against each other really drives them.

“We compete with each other in grades — really everything,” Emily said. “In practice, if we run together, it's an automatic rivalry, like ‘Oh, I've got to beat her every time.' That's why I like running with her.”

Emily has posted some of the lowest times in Class 6A in the 100-meter hurdles, including a second-place finish at regionals last week with a time of 15.37. Erin was right behind her in third, and took second in the 300 hurdles, which is her strongest event.

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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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