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State track notebook: Edmond North sisters share podium

by Scott Wright Published: May 11, 2013

Edmond North's Jade Patton hopes to be back at the Class 6A state track meet as a senior next year, but her sister's last chance at state came Saturday at Yukon High School.

That made the 100-meter dash even more special for the Pattons.

Jade Patton won the event with a time of 12.03 seconds, and sister Jordan Patton got on the medal stand as well, with a sixth-place finish at 12.88. Joining them was teammate Quinn Patterson in fourth at 12.50.

“That was really fun,” Jade Patton said. “My sister was really nervous at first, but she got on the podium and we were all really happy. It was just fun.”

Jade Patton added a second-place finish in the 200 meters at 25.06.


Norman North's Haley Woodard was the surprise of the state meet a year ago, winning the 400 meters as a freshman.

But it wasn't as much of a surprise when she pulled away late to win it again, posting a time of 55.84.

Then she did it again to take the 200 title at 24.21.

In the 400, Woodard developed a friendly rivalry with Edmond Santa Fe's Tyler Wisby, who she beat at the line to win the 400 last year.

“We talked about it, and we thought one of us was gonna break the state record (of 54.89) today,” Woodard said. “In the beginning of the race, Tyler got a little bit ahead of me, and I just wanted to stay with her to see when she kicked it in. That's when I kicked it in, and I came out with the win.”

“I wish one of us could have got the state record, but we'll just have to keep working for it.”

One of the state's longest standing records, the girls 400 record belongs to Glenda Marshall of Muskogee, set at state in 1987.


It came down to the final race of the day — which Shawnee won — but it wasn't quite enough for the Wolves to pull off the repeat as Class 5A girls champions.

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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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