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 WOODARD DOUBLES UP
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.
SHAWNEE GIRLS COME CLOSE TO REPEAT
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.
Still, Shawnee picked up several gold medals over the weekend.
In addition to winning the 3,200-meter relay on Friday, Shawnee took the 1,600 relay Saturday.
Individually, Paige Hughes won a tight 800 in 2:21.13, beating Ardmore's Destinee Howell by 0.19 seconds.
And senior Jasmine Robinson bounced back from a narrow defeat in the 100 hurdles to win the 300 hurdles with ease in 45.01.
CORPREW WINS TIGHT ONE
Midwest City junior Caleb Corprew won the day's closest race, edging Edmond Memorial's Micah Fontaine by eight one-thousandths of a second in the 300 hurdles.
Corprew clocked a winning time of 38.791 seconds, with Fontaine at 38.799.
Academic champs recognized
The Yukon girls and Stillwater boys were named academic champions in Class 6A. The Yukon girls had a team grade-point average of 3.980, and the Stillwater boys compiled a GPA of 3.915.
The Class 5A academic titles went to the Bishop McGuinness boys with a team grade-point average of 3.865, and the Glenpool girls with a GPA of 3.934.
* Edmond Memorial's boys went 1-2-3 in the Class 6A 800, with Grey Howard winning, and Ryan Nielson and Alex Shook behind him, all of them separated by 0.36 seconds.
* Norman North's boys won the 400 relay in 42.25, edging Edmond Memorial by 0.15 seconds.
* Norman's Colin Pasque repeated as 6A pole vault champion in 15-6.
* Edmond Santa Fe's Josiah Hunter jumped 6-8 to win the 6A high jump title, while teammate Demetrius Jones nipped a tight field to win the 110 hurdles in 14.61.
* Midwest City junior Paige Houston repeated as the 6A shot put champion with a throw of 42-1.
* Del City's Adrienne Sheets dominated the 5A long jump with a winning distance of 17-8 3/4, more than 10 inches longer than her closest competitor.
* Guthrie junior Asia Johnson edged defending champion Jasmine Robinson of Shawnee at the line to win with a time of 15.27 to win the Class 5A 100 hurdles.