The Edmond Sun

March 24, 2014

Lady Bulldogs sweep relays for title

North’s Smith wins a pair of gold medals

John Martin
Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The Lady Bulldogs from Edmond Memorial claimed gold medals in all four relay races en route to 197 points and a convincing team championship in the annual Santa Fe High School Invitational Track and Field Meet March 13.  

Edmond North got a sweep in the sprints from Jade Patton and gold medals from Jaci Smith in both the 1600 and 3200 to claim the runner-up trophy with 114 points. Abigail Stanley won the pole vault to pace the Lady Antlers from Deer Creek to third place with 82 points and Edmond Santa Fe rounded out a local sweep in fourth place with 78 points.

The Lady Wolves’ Emily Hart picked up a gold medal in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15:01.         

In addition to capturing first place in all the relays, the Lady Bulldogs from Edmond Memorial also took home a haul of individual winners. Clara O’Connor won the 800 in a time of 2:26.98 and sister Tess won the 400 in 62.17 with Kylee Stone taking third in 65.92.

Fellow Lady ‘Dog Rhandi Jackson posted a 49.41 for the gold medal in the 300 hurdles with teammate Amber Covin right behind in second place with a time of 50.39. Merritt Ogle was the winner of the high jump with a leap of 5-0.

Memorial’s Mackenzi Cloyd led a 2-3-4 harvest of points in the pole vault, clearing 10-0. Adrienne Vivani was third and Lauren Pitts was fourth for the Lady Bulldogs. Morganne Mukes ran a 12.54 to finish second to Patton in the 100 and sister Mia was second in the 200 in a time of 25.58 and Morganne was third in 26.21.  

Third-place medals went to Amber Covin with a 16.46 in the 100 hurdles, Jennifer Chapman who ran a 5:57.10 in the 1600 and Sierra Sheen with a throw of 114-10 in the discus.



Patton won the 100 in 12.05 and came to claim gold in the 200 with a time of 24.76. All-Edmond cross country standout Smith won the 1600 in 5:36.62, the 3200 in 11:32.04 and was third in the 800 with a time of 2:30.52. Quinn Patterson was third in the 100 with a time of 12.60 and fourth in the 200 in 26.55.                        

The Lady Huskies 400 meter relay team finished second to Memorial with a time of 50.10. Grace Brennen was third in the 300 hurdles with a time of 51.31 and also collected a bronze medal for third place in the long jump with a leap of 16-6. Kate Decker and Jade Robinson placed 3-4 in the high jump with jumps of 4-10.



In addition to Abigail Stanley’s gold-medal performance — winning the pole vault in 10-6 — the Lady Antlers picked up 16 points in the 4X200 relay finishing second to Memorial in a time of 1:48.2 and were also second in the 1600 meter relay with a time of 4:17.12 for 16 more points. Jessica Holley was second in the high jump with a 4-10 performance.  

Jade Orange was fourth in the 100, Alana Wallace was fourth in the 300 hurdles, Alexis Allen was fourth in the long jump and the 4X800 relay team finished in fourth place for the Lady Antlers.



Hart was the host Lady Wolves’ only gold medalist with a 15.01 in the 100 hurdles, but Santa Fe got silver-medal performances from Madison Foreman with a 2:29.59 in the 800 and Morgan Roberts with a throw of 117-06 in the discus. Also scoring points for the Lady Wolves were Allison Tompkins, third in the 3200 with a time of 13:02.50 and a fourth in the 1600 with a time of 6:05.15 and a fourth-place finish for the 4X200 relay team.