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Class A state track meet: Crossings Christian wins first state championship

With only five girls competing Saturday in the state track meet at Carl Albert High School, Crossings Christian School in Oklahoma City captured its first state championship in any sport.
by Ed Godfrey Modified: May 4, 2013 at 8:16 pm •  Published: May 4, 2013
/articleid/3806601/1/pictures/2044723">Photo - Cameron Shivers, Crossings Christian track athlete. Phot by Ed Godfrey, The Oklahoman
Cameron Shivers, Crossings Christian track athlete. Phot by Ed Godfrey, The Oklahoman

The relay teams practice on grass, marking off the distances and exchanges with cones.

“We have been slowly building the program,” Crossings Christian track coach Tyler Field said. “We haven't had any high jumpers because we don't have a high jump pit. We haven't had pole vaulters. They have had to practice at other schools.”

Moore has to use the sand pit for intramural volleyball to practice for the long jump.

“Training is very difficult,” Moore said. “Some days when it rains a lot of the water will not come off of the field. On bad days if there is a lot of water, I will do the hurdles on concrete.”

Crossings Christian will have a track next season. A football stadium and track are currently under construction, but this year the Knights didn't need one to win a state title.

Crossings Christian became a high school just seven years ago, Field said. Six seniors are scheduled to graduate this year, which will quadruple the alumni.

The school's first graduate was two years ago and the second was last year.

“We will have to call them and give them the good news,” Field said.

by Ed Godfrey
Sports Producer/ Designer/ Reporter
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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