High school notebook: Gunnar Nixon shines in Arkansas

By Robert Przybylo and Scott Wright, Staff Writers Published: January 17, 2011
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In his first competition of 2011, Edmond Santa Fe's Gunnar Nixon showed he has started right where he left off in 2010.

Nixon had an impressive showing at the Arkansas Invitational, bringing home two individual championships.


The Wolves star won the high jump by eight inches and also posted a personal best time of 7.99 in the 60-meter hurdles to claim the gold.

Edmond Memorial's Chase Sammons won the shot put competition by more than eight feet.

Memorial boys relay teams fared well, winning the 800 relay and placing second in the 3,200 relay. Santa Fe won the 3,200. Memorial also received a second-place finish from Isaiah Duke in the 400.

Guthrie's Emmanuel Robinson was second in the 60-meter dash and third in the 60-meter hurdles.

MILLWOOD PAIR TO VISIT HOUSTON

With just over two weeks left until National Signing Day, Millwood standouts Brandon Swindall and Kevonte Richardson are working hard to finalize college plans.

The two NCAA Division I prospects plan to make an official visit to Houston Jan. 28, the final weekend before Signing Day on Feb. 2.

Richardson has eight Division I scholarship offers already, either to play quarterback, receiver or defensive back. Neither he nor Swindall have an offer from Houston yet, but Richardson finds the school intriguing because coach Kevin Sumlin is his cousin.

Swindall, who was named a MaxPreps All-American, has currently narrowed his focus to New Mexico and Houston, and might schedule a visit Arkansas as well. He visited New Mexico in late December.

“It was nice. I liked it,” Swindall said. “It was a real cool environment.”

SANTA FE BUILDING MOMENTUM

After a couple December losses raised questions as to whether Edmond Santa Fe would be among Class 6A's elite boys basketball teams again this season, the Wolves have re-established themselves since the return of 6-foot-7 power forward Michael Onuoha.



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