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May 1, 2014

Track meet features old conference field

DUNCAN — Duncan’s track athletes will face their former conference opponents in Thursday’s meet at Halliburton Stadium.

The field includes the three Lawton schools, as well as Ardmore, Altus and Ada, all which have quality athletes, said Demon boys coach Todd Ledford.

“Traditionally, they have been among the best teams in the state,” he said. “There are some very good kids who will be there.”

So the competition should help the Demons prepare for the regional meet May 10 at Putnam Creek.

“It’s a good meet to end our regular season,” said Demon girls coach Dale Harris.

Ledford hopes to finalize which athletes will attend regionals. It will give him a chance to see the best combinations for the relays and who will attend regionals in which events.

“It’s kind of fine-tuning for regionals, solidifying our relays and top three for our events,” he said.

Harris hopes to see improvement in times and marks, along with building confidence for what lies ahead.

“We want to get some confidence built up as we apporach the regional meet,” he said.

Both coaches are pleased with the progress the athletes have made. They kept workouts light this week and expect that to keep the kids relaxed going into the Duncan meet.

“We have come together for the most part,” Harris said.

The next day, it will be local elementary students coming to Halliburton Stadium for the annual elementary meet. It will start at 9 a.m. Ledford expects about 300 competitors.

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