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March 28, 2014

Strong field at Duncan track meet

DUNCAN — About 20 teams will attend the Southwest Oklahoma Invitational track meet at Halliburton Stadium Saturday at 9 a.m.

The host Duncan Demons will face a strong field, ranging from last year’s Class 6A runner-up Edmond Memorial to the tough Class 3A Marlow Outlaws. Class 6A will be represented, with Memorial, Edmond North, Moore, Lawton High and Lawton Eisenhower attending. It will pose a challenge for Class 5A Duncan.

“It’s going to be a strong field,” said Duncan boys track coach Todd Ledford. “Any time you have that sheer number of 6A schools coming, you’ve got good competition.”

The goal is not necessarily to win events, but to get better, Ledford said. He wants the athletes to improve their marks and concentrate on technique, whether it’s a running or field event.

Girls track coach Dale Harris agreed.

“As long as we can continue that forward momentum as far as times go,” Harris said, “that should help us when it’s time for regionals, to get as many individuals or teams qualified for state. That’s ultimately our goal.”

Duncan’s boys have been paced by four seniors. Kevin Roddy leads Class 5A in the shot (58’7”) and discus (159’7”). Jared Reyes shares the top 5A mark in the pole vault (13’6”) with Cole Verble of Del City.

Mason Bivens and Walker Clampitt are in the top four in their Class 5A events. Bivens is first in the 3200 (9:58.39), second in the 1600 (4:31.40) and third in the 800 (2:04.09). Clampitt is second in the 800 (2:03.66) and fourth in the 1600 (4:39.99).

For the girls, two freshmen are off to a good start. Skylar Standokes ranks second in Class 5A in the long jump (15’10”) and Falon Howell is third in the discus (82’9”).

Two juniors are also ranked high. Madison Bowles is second in 5A in the 400-meter dash (64.69), and Rebecca Brewer is fourth in the 300-meter hurdles (50.94).

 

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