Weleetka’s TeAndre Lucas was just a few steps away from becoming the state champion in the Class A 100-meter dash and possibly setting the state meet record when he pulled up and grabbed his hamstring.
Lucas collapsed on the track and stayed there for several seconds, writhing in pain, before getting up and limping over the finish line. His time was 58.02. Lucas had the fastest qualifying time in Friday’s preliminary at 11.37.
Ramy Anderson of Texhoma won Saturday’s finals with a time of 11.11.
REESE BECOMES THREE-TIME CHAMPION
Baylor Reese of Fairview won the discus for the third consecutive year and broke her own state meet record from a year ago with a toss of 140-7. Her previous state meet was 138-3.
THE ASKA REIN CONTINUES AT COYLE
Sophomore Tyra Aska of Coyle won three golds and one silver Saturday. Aska won the 100 and anchored the winning 400 and 800 relay teams. She finished second in the 200, leading her team to a third place finish in Class A.
Her older sister, Taren, ran the second leg on both winning relay teams. Their brother, Tony, plays basketball at Redlands Community College in El Reno.
TONKAWA’S REESE FINISHES WITH 13 GOLDS
Omega Reese of Tonkawa finished her sensational high school career with three more gold medals, giving her a total of 13.
Reese anchored Tonkawa’s winning 1600 relay Saturday, a race the Buccaneers won for the third straight year. She also anchored the 3200 winning relay on Friday — a race Tonkawa won for the fourth straight time with Reese — and captured the 800 on Saturday.
She would have had four gold medals this weekend, something she accomplished the past two years at the state 2A track meet, but finished second in the 400 Saturday.
Reese actually broke the old state record in the 400 and ran her person best time, but was beaten by Millwood’s Breonna Hall. She is going to run for Oral Roberts University.
“I’m said that it’s over, but I am thankful for the time I had in high school,” Reese said.
ACADEMIC STATE CHAMPIONS
Laverne boys and Turpin girls were the academic track champions in Class A. Fairview girls and Thomas-Fay-Custer boys were the Class 2A champs.
CUSTAR GETS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE GOLD
John Custar of Sharon-Mutual won his fourth consecutive Class A state title in the shot put and broke the state meet record with a throw of 53-4. The old record was 53-1.50 set in 1993.
“As a Custar you are expected to win state,” Custar said. “My cousin was a four-time gold medalist his senior year.”
Jory Custar won the 400, 800 and was part of winning 1600 and 3200 relays for Sharon-Mutual in 2008.
John Custar will play nose guard for the Oklahoma Baptist University football team next season and throw the shot put in track for the Bison.
Custar shared his state meet record with T.J. Krittenbrink of Pond Creek-Hunter, who also had a throw of 53-4 on Saturday. Custar was given the gold medal because his second-best throw was better than Krittenbrink’s next-best toss.