Hennessey came into the tournament as the favorite to win a third consecutive Class 2A girls state championship. On Friday, they put themselves in position to do just that.
“We know we were projected to win coming in, but that doesn't mean anything,” coach Joe McCulley said. “We've come out today and done even better than what we were projected to do in several races. We're in pretty good position.”
Hennessey scored 43 points on Friday to take first place ahead of Tonkawa (20).
The Hennessey boys also had a strong first day, including a first-place finish in the 3,200-meter relay with a time of 8:35.16. They'll head into tomorrow's action in first place with 40 team points. Oklahoma Bible is second with 26.
MOORELAND'S WILSON SETS LONG JUMP RECORD
Kayla Wilson of Mooreland set a Class 2A record in the long jump by reaching 18 fee, 10.75 inches. The senior finished ahead of Oklahoma Bible's Brooklyn Wiens who jumped 16-00.25.
“It has been my goal all year to break that record,” Wilson said. “I knew I had a chance to do it, and it's a really nice way to go out as a senior.”
Wilson, who also plays basketball and softball, was named Oklahoma's Wendy's High School Heisman award winner earlier this year. She will attend Southwestern (Kansas) next year to continue her track career.