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May 13, 2014

Demons qualify many for state track meet

DUNCAN — After winning regionals Saturday, the Duncan boys track team now has its sights set on the Class 5A state meet.

The Demons boys qualified nine athletes in nine different events. Boys coach Todd Ledford expects a close race for the team title, but likes the Demons’ chances after taking first at the regional meet in Putnam City. Duncan beat tough teams such as Carl Albert and Lawton MacArthur at regionals.

“That’s a testament to these kids and the work they’ve done,” Ledford said. “Three of the top five teams are in our regional and our kids went out and beat them.”

Some of the Duncan boys have ranked among the best in their events, such as Kevin Roddy in the shot put and discus, Mason Bivens in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs, Walker Clampitt in the 800- and 1600-meter run, Connor Kelly in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles and Jerad Reyes in the pole vault. Bivens and Clampitt joined Malachi Spann and A.J. Stewart to qualify in the 3200-meter relay. Ledford said they all performed well at regionals and most had their personal bests.

Jacob Whitt and Dalton Dismuke emerged at regionals and earned trips to state in the shot. Ledford liked what he saw from them, especially because this year’s Class 5A shot put field was strong.

“Jacob and Dalton both had their best throws at regionals,” Ledford said. “They had to do that in order to qualify.”

The Duncan girls will send six athletes to state in nine events. Experienced athletes such as Rebecca Brewer, Maddie Bowles and Karlie Montgomery will return to state, but the Demons will have several freshmen compete: Mattie Bivens, Falon Howell, Kennedy Stewart and Skylar Standokes.

Stewart and Standokes joined Brewer and Bowles in getting the 400-meter relay team to state. Girls coach Dale Harris was pleased to see things come together for the girls.

“We’ve been getting better in that relay all year,” Harris said. “They ran their fastest time yet this past weekend. I feel pretty good getting that relay in.”

Stewart suffered a high ankle sprain in basketball and got a late start to the track season. She bounced back to qualify in both hurdle events. Harris praised her for working hard on the road to recovery.

“She’s definitely one of the toughest kids I’ve ever coached,” Harris said.

Howell threw a personal best in the discus at regionals, breaking 100 feet for the first time this season. Harris is happy with her progress and how she put herself into position to qualify.

The Duncan girls took third at regionals. Harris thought facing strong competition helped the girls get better.

“We run against a lot of 6A programs, and running against them has given us an advantage,” Harris said.

 

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