ARDMORE — The expectations were high and the pressure was palpable on Saturday, but it wasn't going to stop the Douglass girls from winning another state track championship.
Only a collapse in the final event of the day, the 1,600-meter relay, would have stopped the Trojan repeat, but they came through with a second-place finish to wrap up the Class 4A title for the second straight year.
“We wanted this real bad, to repeat and show everybody we could do it,” senior sprinter Te'Era Williams said. “We still felt some pressure, especially coming into state. We had a feel of what this was like from winning it last year, so we came out here and did what we had to do to win.”
Douglass finished with 69 team points, edging John Marshall by seven.
The Trojans graduated only one senior off last year's team, so they've been penciled in as the favorite all year.
“This was something they really wanted,” assistant coach Harvey Ryan said. “We had some hard times, but they were committed.
“We got going a little bit late because of basketball, but the girls worked hard and diligently. They did everything we asked them to do, and this is the outcome.”