The Duncan Banner

March 9, 2014

Demon track athletes tested right away

Bob Morris
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — The Duncan boys track team placed seventh out of 20 teams at a meet in Norman Friday.

Those teams included last year’s Class 6A state champion Broken Arrow and runner-up Edmond Memorial, the top five teams at last year’s Class 5A state meet and defending 4A state champion Plainview.

“It was a good challenge, especially for the first meet of the season,” said Demon coach Todd Ledford.

Kevin Roddy opened the season with a win and career best in the shot put, a throw of 58’7”. He also won the discus, throwing 159’7” despite windy conditions.

Jared Reyes cleared 13’6” in the pole vault to place second. He equaled the mark he set at last year’s state meet.

“That’s a good start for him,” Ledford said. “It’s good for these guys to get off to a good start.”

In the running events, Mason Bivens took second in the 3200-meter run with a time of 9:58.39. It was the first time he ran the event in less than 10 minutes. He added a fifth-place finish in the 800 (2:04.09) and eighth in in the 1600 (4:41.47). Walker Clampitt took fourth in the 800 (2:03.06) and seventh in the 1600 (4:39.99).

On the girls side, Rebecca Brewer stood out, placing fifth in the 300-meter hurdles in 51.23, eighth in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.20 and 10th in the 100-meter dash in 13.56.

“We sure expect a lot from her after her good performances last year at state,” said girls coach Dale Harris. “She was one of the top hurdles in 5A there and most of those who beat her are 6A people.”

Skylar Standokes added a fifth-place finish in the long jump (15’10”).

The Lady Demon coach was pleased with Madison Bowles, who ran 1:04.69 in the 400-meter dash and placed 10th. Harris expects Bowles to get her time to near one minute.

The Demons are scheduled to attend a meet hosted by Bishop McGuinness in Oklahoma City Thursday.