It was a tough day at the track last Thursday as Ryan and Waurika’s track squads competed at the Charles Butler Invitational at Wynnewood.
It was tough because of relatively bad wind through the duration of the meet.
But, the meet also attracted teams from Classes 5A down to Class A making the competition for Ryan and Waurika – both Class A schools – pretty tough.
No team scores were kept at the meet, but individuals from both schools turned in some good performances.
In the 3,200 meter relay the Lady Eagles and Cowgirls battled for the gold medal and the Lady Eagles came out on top with a time of 11:29.69. Asia Smith, Lexie Streeter, Faith Roberson and Tallin Mora comprised the winning team for the Lady Eagles.
Wewoka managed to slip in between the Lady Eagles and the Cowgirls putting the Cowgirls in third place with a time of 11:37.22. The team of Lilybet Harmon, Lily York, Juliet Spangler and Holland Carter put in an effort that is the third best time this season and the sixth best time in school history.
In the individual race covering 3,200 meters, Ryan’s Spangler and Alicen Williams placed third and fourth, respectively.
Spangler had a time of 14:19.06, while Williams turned in a mark of 14:24.15
The only other placer for the Cowgirls was in the 800 meters where Harmon managed fifth place with a time of 2:49.91.
Smith and Streeter both placed in the 1,600 meter race. Smith took the gold medal with a time of 6:18.15, while Streeter was right behind at 6:18.50 to earn a silver medal.
The Lady Eagles placed in three different field events.
Madison Roberson claimed the title in the shot put with a toss of 38-3 – her personal best of the 2019 season.
Roberson also managed a sixth place finish in the discus with a toss of 82-9.
Mora finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 15-7.75 – which was her best effort of the season until last Saturday’s performance at Waurika.
The Eagles sent a small contingent to the meet, but the 3,200 meter relay team of Cache Arellano, Turner Mora, Gustavio Gomez and Octavio Gomez brought home gold medals with a time of 9:33.78.
The only other placer for the Eagles was Tu. Mora, who earned a silver medal in the 400 meters with a time of 55.81.
The Cowboys’ Walker Rawlings placed in both of the weight field events. Rawlings finished fourth in the shot put with a toss of 43-2 and managed sixth place in the discus with a throw of 106-7. The mark for the shot put was his best throw of the season in the event.