Special to The Sun
OKLA. CITY —
The Edmond North Huskies had a successful debut to the 2014 outdoor track and field season by edging Norman in a close race for the championship of the Putnam City West Patriot Invitational March 1.
Sparked by a strong showing in the relays and a gold-medal performance by Mark Sharpton in the 110 hurdles, the Huskies racked up 157 points to edge Norman, the runner-up with 154 points.
The Lady Huskies won two relays and used a first-place finish by Quinn Patterson in the 100 meter dash to finish third with 86 points, behind Plainview and Norman.
Sharpton raced to a 15.53 time in winning the hurdles and the Huskies also got points from Reagan Harris for third place in 15.84 and Jaylon Jones in fourth at 16.29.
The same trio picked up 16 points in the 300 hurdles with a 2-3-4 finish by Harris, Sharpton and Jones with Harris’ 42.31 barely missing the gold.
The Huskies scored 68 points in the relay events, taking first in the 4X100 in 44.51 and second in the 4X200 in 1:35.76, the 4X800 in 8:59.19 and the 4X400 in 3:40.09, gaining enough points to hold off Norman in the meet finale, the 1600 meter relay.
Cross country ace Blake Crouch posted silver-medal performances in both the 800 (2:11.23) and the1600 in 4:55.48. Matthew Morrison was fourth and Kyle Mauk was fifth in the 800 for the Huskies.
Speedy running back Ezel McIntee uncorked a 11.45 to take second in the 100 meter dash with Antonio Cole taking sixth and Julian Jernigan clearing 5-6 to take the silver medal in the high jump. Cole was fifth in the long jump.
Other Huskies gaining points included Nick Kenville, fifth in the 3200; Davis Ernst fifth and Josh Rhinehart sixth in the 400; Mike Jones, fifth in the 200 and sixth in the long jump; and Austin Steward was sixth in the shot put.
Patterson wins 100 meters
Patterson zipped to a 12.87 time in the 100 meters for the gold medal and also had a hand in first-place finishes in the 4X100 (50.36) and 4X200 (1:49.82) relays. Katelyn Gamble was sixth in the 100.
Gaining silver medals for the Lady Huskies were Mackenzie Colton with a 14-9 leap in the long jump and a 4-8 for Kate Decker in the high jump. Grace Brennen and Decker finished 4-5 in the long jump and Brennen and Jaade Robinson were 3-4 in the high jump.
Colton was also sixth in the 100 hurdles.