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May 23, 2014

Patton, Mukes sparkle at Meet of Champions

MOORE —  Jade Patton of Edmond North and Mia Mukes of Memorial shared the spotlight at the 2014 Oklahoma Track Coaches Association Meet of Champions Tuesday at Moore High School. The top six in each event received state of Oklahoma replica medals in the meet.

Fresh from an impressive victory in the 100 meters at the state track Meet in Yukon, Patton ran the 100 in 11.90 and ran anchor on the Lady Huskies’ 400 meter relay team. The North foursome of Taylor Scoggin, Quin Patterson, Rylie Rose and Patton circled the track in 48.34 to defeat Class 2A champs Millwood, 4A Glenpool and 6A Norman.

North ran a 47.83 at state but weren’t really challenged Tuesday night. Patterson was runner-up to Patton in both the 100 and 200 at state but only ran the relay at the Meet of Champions. Carsyn Spurgeon of 4A Vinita was second.

Mukes, meanwhile, won both the 200 and 400 in impressive fashion, running a 24.72 to defeat Spurgeon in the 200 and then came up with a glittering 55.26 to win the 400, falling just short of her state championship time of 55:06.

Sister Morganne, who is only a freshman, was fourth in the 200 with a time of 25.35 and Memorial freshman Tess O’Connor was sixth in the 400 with a time of 62.43. Morganne Mukes ran a 12.56 in the 100 meters.

Memorial sophomore Clara O’Connor took the silver medal in the 800 behind Tonkawa star Omega Reese with a time of 2:23.29. Reese took the gold with a time of 2:17.04.

Fifth-place medals at the Meet of Champions were won by Ashton England of Deer Creek in the 3200 meter run, Ashia Strickland of Memorial in the 100 hurdles and Rhandi Jackson of Memorial in the 300 meter hurdles.

Landon Huslig of Deer Creek and David G. Smith of Memorial shared top billing in the Meet of Champions boys competition. Huslig passed up the 110 high hurdles to concentrate on the 330s and his winning time of 38.60 was good as gold and just off his state winning time of 37.76. Isaiah Jones of Memorial was third in 39.55 and Huslig’s teammate Kyle Sander took fifth with a 39.72.

Smith rebounded from a disappointing showing in the shot put to take the gold in the discus with a throw of 163-0, an improvement on his state mark of 161-11. Teammate Jordan Weltzheimer was a silver medalist in the shot put with a 53-8 3/4 throw.

Youth was served in the sprints as Perry freshman Kolby Mendenhall won both the 100 (10.82) and 200 (21.85) meter races. Robert Charlton of Memorial was third in the 100 with a time of 10.95 and Jordan Reed, also of Memorial, was fourth in the 300 with a 22.77 time.

Edmond North picked up medals in the 400 meter relay as the team of Miles Jones, Lindell Tate, Jordan Prince and Ezel McIntee finished second behind Tulsa Washington with a time of 42.93. Memorial was third in the 3200 meter relay with the quartet of Ryan Nielson, David Lytle, Harrison Pierce and Grey Howard running an 8:28.63. Nielson also got a medal for a sixth-place finish in the 800 with a time of 2:00.30.

In the 110 hurdles, Donovan Nunley of Memorial was second with a time of 15.26 with North’s Reagan Harris taking fifth. Blake Crouch of North ran a 10:06.25 fourth in the 3200 and Cole Verble was fourth in the long jump with a 31-5 3/4 jump.

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