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Class 5A state track notebook: Piedmont's Bre Davis doubles up

Oklahoman Published: May 17, 2014

Piedmont thrower Bre Davis went to bed Friday night as a state champion, and she couldn’t quite believe it.

And on Saturday morning, Davis earned another gold medal at the Class 5A state track meet.

“I feel like I’m in a dream right now,” Davis said. “Of course, this is what I’ve been working for. It’s unreal. It’s not real life. It hasn’t sunk in yet.

“I go home and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is real.”

Davis won the shot put with a throw of 41 feet, 7 inches on Saturday, one day after claiming gold in the discus with a throw of 139-6.

Saturday’s shot put toss was a personal record for Davis, who has signed to play softball at Central Oklahoma.


Though the team title was already wrapped up by Deer Creek when the final event started, Shawnee still managed to move into second place overall with a victory in the 1,600-meter relay.

The team of Allegra Sloan, Ashley Gonyou, Moe Tramble and Kelsey Simmons won in 4:01.18.

Simmons had Shawnee’s only other gold medal of the day, winning the 400 meters in 57.64.


Tyler Jackson enjoyed a special moment Saturday afternoon. Not only did the Claremore sprinter break a 28-year-old Class 5A state meet record in the 400 meters, he also was given his medal by the previous record holder.

Jackson won with a time of 46.99, breaking the record of 47.45 held by Tim Thomas of Chickasha, which had stood since 1986. Thomas, now the Midwest City track coach, hung the gold medal around Jackson’s neck on the podium.

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by Scott Wright
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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