High school state track notebook: Westmoore’s Riley captures third straight Class 6A long jump title
MOORE — When Anthony Riley lined up for his long jump, runners warming up and those scattered in the crowd turned to watch.
The senior at Westmoore set a Class 6A state meet record in the long jump last year. He is heading to Tennessee to compete for its track team after graduation, but he was going for a three-peat first.
When Riley planted on the board, he soared through the cool morning air, and his landing brought a splash of sand nearly to the spectators sitting 10 feet behind the pit. His jump of 23 feet, 5 inches was enough to win gold while capturing his third consecutive state title. When the sand settled in the pit and he hopped up, fans began cheering and while watching in awe.
“It’s everything that I’ve been wanting,” Riley said. “I’ve been wanting to get the three-peat. That’s really important to me that I was able to achieve that.”
Lawton’s Chateau Reed finished second at 22-11.5 and Bixby’s Brennan Presley came in third at 22-7.5.
Edmond Memorial girls win fourth straight title.
Seniors on the Edmond Memorial girls track team will have no shortage of medals from their successes in high school.
The Bulldog girls track team won its fourth straight Class 6A title and sixth in seven years, besting second-place Broken Arrow by 45.5 points.
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Edmond Memorial had three placers in discus, Mary McKey won the 300 hurdles and Alysheia Joseph captured the 100-meter dash.
Edmond Memorial assistant coach Tyler Sergent said the girls have really shown dedication to perfection, and it shows in the results.
Broken Arrow won the Class 6A boys title.
Del City boys, girls capture state titles
The girls did it first, then the boys followed suit.
The Del City boys and girls track team captured the Class 5A state titles. The boys knocked off two-time defending champion Carl Albert, scoring 100 points to the Titans’ 95.
It was the first boys track state title for Del City. Coach Robert Jones is a Carl Albert alum and ran for coach Tex Rollins, who still coaches the Titans.
Del City’s girls track team won its fourth straight Class 5A state title, scoring 100 points and beating second-place Ardmore by 11.
“Surreal,” Del City girls coach Christa Geary said. “I remember when we won the first few, it didn’t seem real. Now, it’s an expectation.”