The Edmond Sun


May 19, 2014

Bulldogs claim state runner-up track trophy

YUKON — It all came down to the concluding 1600 meter relay to determine the Class 6A boys champion at the 2014 OSSAA Track and Field Championships at Yukon High School Saturday afternoon.

Going into the relay, Jenks had 121 points with Edmond Memorial right behind with 120, which meant that the Bulldogs could claim the team trophy with a win or even with a finish ahead of the Trojans.

But alas, it was not to be as Jenks posted the fastest time in the state this year with a sizzling 3:20.27 to take the gold medal and win the championship. Booker T. Washington was close behind in second in 3:20.77 while the Bulldogs finished third with a time of 3:21.14, their best of the season. That finish left Jenks in first with 141, Memorial the runner-up with 132 and Booker T. a distant third with 74.33.

Actually, the results of the 400, 800 and 1600 meter relays were in the same exact order with Jenks winning all three and Washington finishing second ahead of the Bulldogs to give Jenks a cushion going into the final race.

The ‘Dogs foursome of Ryan Nielson, David Lytle, Harrison Pierce and Grey Howard dipped below the eight-minute mark to post a 7:59.04 to take the gold in the 3200 meter relay.

The Memorial 400 relay squad includes Waylan Anderson, who also won a fifth-place medal in the long jump; Jordan Reed, who was third in the 200 meter dash in a time of 21.78; Jalon Smith and Robert Charlton, who was second in the 100 in 10.78; while Anderson, Reed, Charlton and Ben Lewis comprised the 800 meter squad.

Robert and younger brother Aaron Charlton, Isaiah Jones and Howard run the 1600 meter relay for the Bulldogs.

A pair of gold medals in the field events were won by Jordan Weltzheimer with a 55-4 toss in the shot put and David Smith, who won the discus with a throw of 162-11. Donovan Nunley was sixth in the long jump.

Micah Fontaine won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.37 and had the fastest qualifying time of 39:03 in the 300 hurdles, but Midwest City’s Caleb Corprew came on strong to win the gold with a time of 38.07 while Fontaine was timed at 38.24. Donovan Nunley was fourth in the 110s in 14.83 while Smith and Jones were 4-6 in the 300 meter hurdles race.

Distance ace Chris Ebert placed third in the 3200 meter run with a time of 9:40.88. Ryan Nielson was fourth in the 800 meters and Gabe Thompson was fifth in the 100 meter run.

Other Edmond results included Josiah Hunter of Santa Fe, who cleared 6-8 to win his second straight 6A high jump championship and teammate Demetrious Jones was third in the 110 hurdles right behind Mark Sharpton of North, who was second behind Fontaine for another Edmond 1-2-3 sweep. Brandon Rhone of Santa Fe was sixth in the 400 meter dash.

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