The Edmond Sun


May 19, 2014

Lady Bulldogs coast to state championship

North finishes second on track

YUKON — The Edmond Memorial girls track squad won all four relays and eliminated any threat as they easily captured the 2014 Class 6A state girls championship at Yukon Saturday with 148 points.

Crosstown rival Edmond North finished with 68 points and hauled home the runner-up trophy.

In addition to their overpowering performances in the relay races, the Lady Bulldogs’ Merritt Ogle also claimed gold by clearing 5-6 in the high jump, matching her season-best performance. Little sister Avery cleared 5-2 and took fourth in the event.

The Lady Bulldogs delivered a double whammy in the 400 meter dash and Mia Mukes continued her domination in the event by blazing to a 55.56, easily the best in the state this season. Memorial also claimed the silver medal as Tess O’Connor finished second with a season-best 59.04.

The Bulldog ladies established a season-best in logging 80 points by winning all four relays beginning with a 47.74 in the 400 meters with a team of Morganne and Mia Mukes, Ricki Sheef and Kelsie Shanks. The North foursome of Taylor Scoggin, Rylie Rose, Quin Patterson and Jade Patton finished second in a close race with a time of 47.83.

The 800 meter relay finals was an Edlam Special with Memorial’s 400 squad doubling up to win the 800 in 1:41.04, North’s same four relay members took second in 1:42.03.

Memorial capped off their victorious day with a rousing win in the final event of the day, the 1600 meter relay as the foursome of Rhandi Jackson, Ricki Sheef, Tess O’Connor and Mia Mukes zipped around the track four times in a season-best 3:53.10.

Santa Fe finished the 1600 relay in fifth place to claim those medals with the team of Keyonna Wilson, Emily Hart, Erin Hart and Whitlee Kirkendoll.

The O’Connor sisters, Tess and Clara, were joined by Arin Glennie and Ricki Sheef, who won four gold medals on the Lady Bulldogs’ relay teams, to run a 9:34.21 for the gold.

Other medal winners for the state champions included Sierra Sheen with a throw of 134-02 for second in the discus; Makenzi Cloyd and Adrienne Vivaldi, fourth and fifth in the pole vault; Ashia Strickland, fifth in the 100 meter hurdles; Clara O’Connor, third in the 800 in a time of 2:17.10; Morganne Mukes, third in the 100 and the 200 and Rhandi Jackson, fifth in the 300 hurdles.

Jade Patton and Patterson finished 1-2 in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes and picked up two silver medals each for Edmond North in the relays. In the 100, Patton won gold in 11.70 while Patterson had a 12.24. In the 200, Patton’s winning time was a season-low of 24.9 with Patterson’s silver at 24.92.

Santa Fe’s Emily Hart ran a 14.91 to take the silver medal for the Lady Wolves in the 100 meter hurdles and also got medals on both the 400 and 1600 meter relay teams. Ashley Ehrhart was fourth in the 100 in 12.46. Faith Mays, who was sixth in the long jump, was joined by Emily Hart, Rylie Rose and Patton for the fourth-place medals in the 400 meter relay.

Lady Wolf Alaina Cooper threw the shot put 41-04 to take fourth in that event and Keyonna Wilson was a sixth-place medalist in the 200 with a time of 25.87.

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