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April 20, 2013

Area teams place consistently at Konawa track Invitational

Sean Gorman / The Duncan Banner
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DUNCAN — The Velma-Alma and Waurika track teams had no trouble making their presence felt at Friday’s Konawa Invitational, placing in numerous events.

The Comets were led by the efforts of Ariah Johnson, who  took first in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.38, placed  second in the 100 meter dash at 13.93 and finished third in the long jump with a distance of 13 feet and five inches.

Velma also thrived in the girls discus throw, with Nikki Wright winning the event and Marli Barney taking second.

Checotah Lynn dominated the competition in the boys 100 Meter dash, finishing with a time of 11.53.

Lynn and his teammates made the most of the meter relays, winning the 4X100, 4X200 and 4X400 relays.

Robert Suttles added to the Comets success, winning the boys high jump with a distance of 5 feet and ten inches and taking second in the 110 Meter Hurdles.

The pole vault also belonged to Velma, with David Bryant finishing first with a height of 11 feet.

Another top three finish for Velma came in the boys discus throw, where Zac Cable placed third, throwing for distance of 115 feet and nine inches.

The Eagles found success in the girls shot put, as Reyna Swift took first with a distance of 33 feet and nine inches. Swift continued to compete well in the discus throw, finishing in fourth place with a distance of 89 feet and 11 inches.

Daley Gay led the way for Waurika in the meter hurdles, taking third place in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles.