High school state track notebook: Del City’s Foreman brothers enjoying final competition together
MOORE – Jeff and Jack Foreman always push each other.
The Del City seniors are twins, and they are always pushing each other to new heights. On Friday at the Class 6A-5A track meet at Moore High School, the brothers were competing in the final event of their high school careers. Jack signed with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M to play football while Jeff will head to Arkansas State for football.
Jeff bested Jack, albeit by a slight margin, in the long jump.
Jeff captured gold with a 22-feet, 4.75-inch leap. Jack came in second at 21-9.
“It’s been real good knowing that my brother is right there with me pushing me,” Jeff said.
The duo also will run in the 400 relay finals and the 100-meter dash finals on Saturday, which will be their final time competing together for the foreseeable future.
They said it helps knowing they can go out on top.
“We’ve had goals since we were little to be state champs,” Jack said.
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Yukon’s Kyla Davis sets Class 6A pole vault record
Kyla Davis cleared 12-feet, 1-inch easily.
She did the same thing when the bar was moved 8 inches higher.
Yukon’s standout sophomore broke the Class 6A meet record of 12-feet, set by three pole vaulters and most recently done in 2016.
Her first jump looked too easy. She said her goal was to knock out the meet record, which she did easily.
At regionals, Davis cleared 12-7, so she wanted to set another meet record and a personal record when she chose 12-9.
When she cleared 12-9m and as she was coming down to land, a smile appeared on her face.
“Going over the bar was just excitement,” Davis said.
Westmoore’s Grantham captures shot put gold
Westmoore senior Layne Grantham captured gold in the Class 6A boys shot put.
His throw of 56-feet, 3-inches was a foot better than second-place finisher Elijah Manuel of Midwest City. The two have battled throughout the season, but Grantham said he’s happy to come out on top one final time.
“I finished sixth last year, and I made it my goal this entire offseason to get on the podium,” Grantham said.