If the Hennessey girls track team can win a fourth consecutive Class 2A state title on Saturday, it’ll be thanks in large part to its performance in the pole vault on Friday.
Kinsey Reeves cleared a height of 9-feet, 6-inches to win her second consecutive Class 2A girls pole vault championship.
Sisters Erin (9-0) and Amanda Thompson (8-6) also shared the medal stand with Reeves, placing third and fifth.
“They’re my best friends, so we’re all basically sisters,” Reeves said. “We’re practicing together all the time, so when some of your top competition is right there all the time it makes us all a lot better.”
The Eagles will enter Saturday in first place after racking up 42 points on Friday. Millwood is second with 28 points and Warner third with 27.
SEVERAL RECORDS FALL ON FRIDAY
It was quite the record-setting performance in the Class 2A boys’ 800 relay.
The final race of the day saw Frederick (1:31.53), Millwood (131.63), Colcord (1:32.14), Hobart (1:32.37), and Wynnewood (1:33.60) break the previous meet record of 1:33.49 set by Colcord last season.
In the Class 2A girls’ 400, Millwood’s Breonna Hall (57.66) and Tonkawa’s Omega Reese (58.11) both broke the previous meet record of 58.54 set in 1990.
Hall wasn’t done setting records, either. The sophomore was part of the Falcons’ 800 relay team — along with Taniyah McMillian, Deztinee Gooden, and Deirdra Marsh — which took first with a time of 1:43.64 to best the previous record 1:45.20 set in 1980.
In the Class A boys’ 800 relay, Weleetka (1:31.77) and Texhoma (1:32.37) bested Velma-Alma’s 1:32.97 record from last year.
Laverne senior Jarren Nine set a Class A boys’ discus record while winning the state title with a throw of 171 feet. The previous record was 170-feet, 3.5-inches set in 2003.
TEAM RACES REMAIN TIGHT
Hennessey’s 14-point lead over Millwood in the Class 2A girls’ competition will serve as the biggest of any team lead heading into Saturday.
The Okeene and Texhoma girls’ teams are tied at 28 in Class A.
In the boys competitions, Weleetka (30), Cherokee (29), and Laverne (28) sit at the top of the standings in A while Frederick (24), Tonkawa (24), Hobart (23.5), and Millwood (22) remain close in 2A.