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
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— A school without a track won the Class A girls track 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.

“Saying that I was part of a team that won the first state championship in any sport we've ever done, it blows my mind,” said Kaylin Moore, a member of two winning relays for the Knights.

Cameron Shivers, who anchored the winning relays, also finished first in the 200 and 400 for the Knights.

“It is pretty amazing,” said Shivers, who transferred from Bishop McGuinness to Crossings Christian two years ago. “We were not planning on being state champs.”

Crossings Christian also got points from Moore, who finished third in the long jump and fourth in the 100 hurdles.

Julie Sauer, also a member of the winning relays along with Shannon Ashworth, also scored points by finishing fourth in the 200 and fifth in the 100.

It was enough for Crossings Christian to finish 12 points ahead of defending state champ Deer Creek-Lamont.

What makes the state championship even more improbable is the lack of track facilities at the school. Crossings Christian, part of Crossings Community Church, doesn't have a track and very little track equipment.

“I think we have a couple of hurdles,” Shivers said.

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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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