Oklahoman Big All-City boys track first team

A closer look at the athletes on the Big All-City boys track team.
by Scott Wright Modified: June 12, 2014 at 7:50 pm •  Published: June 12, 2014

Robert Charlton, Edmond Memorial

Event: 100 meters

Class: Junior

The story: One of the state’s top sprinters all year, Charlton earned silver at state with a time of 10.78.

Ty Smith, Stillwater

Event: 200 meters

Class: Junior

The story: Smith won the closest race of any state meet, edging Jenks’ Brett Tye by 0.002 in the 200 with a time of 21.732.

Kurt Yandell, Choctaw

Event: 400 meters

Class: Junior

The story: One of the only sprinters in the state to go below 49 seconds in the 400 all year, winning 6A with a time of 48.66.

Bryce Balenseifen, Deer Creek

Event: 800 meters

Class: Junior

The story: Pulled off an impressive accomplishment, winning the three longest individual races at 5A state — the 800 (1:52.98), the 1,600 (4:19.77) and the 3,200 (10:00.77). His 1,600 time was a 5A state meet record.

Ben Barrett, Norman North

Event: 1,600, 3,200 meters

Class: Junior

The story: Barrett has risen to the top as the state’s most prolific distance runner. After a cross country title in the fall, he won 6A state in the 1,600 (4:16.87) and 3,200 (9:27.37).

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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