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November 10, 2013

Clampitt shines at Meet of Champions

DUNCAN — At the 2013 Oklahoma Cross Country Meet of Champions, Duncan senior Walker Clampitt ran the same time that got him his state runner-up finish a week before.

This time he finished third, but it was in a field that consisted of the best runners from every class. Though he started out a little bit faster than he would have liked, Clampitt thought the race went very well.

“I thought it was really good that I finished that high,” Clampitt said. “Going into it, I knew there was a lot of kids that had been faster than me that ran at their state meets. So, I just went into it with a positive attitude.”

Clampitt’s coaching staff made the journey to Edmond Santa Fe High School. Clampitt said their motivation the race helped him to the high finish. His head coach, Todd Ledford, was pleased with the senior’s performance.

“It just shows what kind of runner he is,” Ledford said. “I thought he ran a really smart race (Saturday) and did an exceptional job.”

In the girls race, Marlow’s Rylee Rich just missed out on making it in the top 25 — the top 25 runners in each race received a medal and will represent the state in the Oklahoma/Arkansas Dual on Nov. 16.

Rich ran a slower time (12:49) than the time that won her the state runner up title (12:16). Had she run that time, she would have finished 12th. Instead, Rich finished 28th, but was still happy that she competed well against the high level of competition.

“I feel good to finish around the top 25 of everyone in the state,” Rich said. “It shows me that if I would have ran a good time, I could have been up there with those other girls.”

Velma-Alma sophomore Ty Hobbs finished 48th in the boys race, and Waurika’s Daley Gay finished 45th.

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