Class A-2A state track meet: Hennessey, Velma-Alma win third in a row

by Ed Godfrey Published: May 4, 2013
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NO ONE BETTER IN COPAN

Andrew Rodgers won more state championships than any other athlete at Copan in any sport.

Rodgers won the 800, 1,600 and the 3,200 Saturday in Class A, giving him seven state track championships in his career and eight overall.

The senior, who will run for Pittsburg (Kan.) State next season, also has won a cross country state title.

His state title in the 800 on Saturday was only the third time he competed in the race.

CHAMPS AGAIN

Senior Tysin Davis of Quinton repeated as the 2A state champion in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 6 inches, a personal best.

Ann E. Freeman from Texhoma defended her title in the high jump with a leap 5-2. She also was a member of the Red Devils' winning 1,600-meter relay.

GUM WINS AGAIN FOR FRONTIER

Jalissa Gum finished her high school career as Frontier's most decorated runner with her third state championship in the 800-meter run.

Gum won a total of seven state championships in the 800, 400 and 200. She is going to play softball in college at Arkansas Tech.

ACADEMIC CHAMPS

Pond Creek-Hunter's boys and the Timberlake girls were the state academic track champions in Class A.

Tonkawa's girls and Fairview's boys were the champs in Class 2A.

MUEGGE GETS HER FOURTH GOLD

Marian Muegge of Deer Creek — Lamont captured her fourth gold in the Class A 100 meters.

“I wanted this one the most,” said Muegge, who will run for Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., next year. “The fact that I won four years in a row, it's something a lot of people can't say.”

RELAY SQUADS DEFEND TITLES

Commerce's girls 400 and 800 relay teams (Delaney Ballard, Hannah Barker, Ashley BigEagle and Haley Barker) won for the second year in a row.

Haley Barker was the two — time defending state champ in the 100 meters but finished sixth Saturday.

LYNN REPEATS FOR VELMA-ALMA

Checotah Lynn of Velma-Alma, who set the Class A state record last year in the 110 hurdles, repeated as champ with a time of 14.19.

His state record time last year was 14.11. He also won the 300 hurdles for the second straight year.

by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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