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Leap of faith Ada long jumper Christian Johnson, showing in action earlier this season, placed fourth at a meet in Marietta on Friday. Johnson won the gold in the high jump at the Marietta event and was third at the rugged OBU Invitational last Tuesday.

Photo by Jeanie Neal
Ada Evening News

Friday, April 22

At Marietta Invitational

Ada High Results


110m Hurdles : 2. Travis Cowan. 15.94

300m Hurdles: 2. Travis Cowan, 39.85

3200m Run: 1. Colin Earle. 10:36

800m Run: 2. Steven Davidson, 2:08

200m Dash: 1. Ramsey Maxwell. 22.9

1600m Run: 3. Steven Davidson, 5:02

400m Relay: 4. Ada (Ramsey Maxwell, Shane West, Chase Bowker, Travis Cowan), 44.3

1600m Relay: 1. Ada (Ramsey Maxwell, Nick Anderson, Chase Bowker, Travis Cowan), 3:32

Long Jump: 1. Nick Anderson, 21’ 4"; 4. Christian Johnson, 19’ 11”

High Jump: 1. Christian Johnson, 6’ 4"; 3. Nick Anderson, 6’ 2”


3200m Relay: 5. Ada (Jaycee Boydston, Kylie Byrd, Claire Pottebaum, Ali Stafford), 12:01

Long Jump: 2. Aaliyah Blakley, 15’ 6”

High Jump: 1. Jenna Huling,  5’

NOTEWORTHY: The Ada High boys track team brought home five gold medals from the Marietta Invitational track meet on Friday. The Cougars’ 1600 Meter Relay team comprised of Ramsey Maxwell, Nick Anderson, Chase Biowker and Travis Cowan placed first with a time of 3:32. Maxwell also won the 200 Meter Dash while Anderson was first in the Long Jump. Christian Johnson won the High Jump and Colin Earle finished first in the 3200 Meer Run. In Ada girls action, Jenna Huling continued her strong spring efforts in the high jump, placing first with a leap of five feet. Freshman Aaliyah Blakley was second in the Long Jump.

COACHES QUOTE: “Our kids performed very well. They are getting better at each meet,” — Ada track coach Nathan Elliott.

Up Next: Ada at Duncan Thursday.

April 19

At OBU Invitational

Ada High Results

Long Jump: 2. Nick Anderson. 21’ 9”

High Jump: 3. Christian Johnson, 6’ 2”

300m Hurdles: 1. Travis Cowan, 40.93

NOTEWORTHY: A short-handed Ada boys squad still brought home three medals from the rugged Oklahoma Baptist University meet in Shawnee. Travis Cowan placed first in the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 40.93 to lead the Cougar contingent. Nick Anderson used a jump of 21-feet, nine-inches to place second in the Long Jump while Christian Johnson’s leap of six-feet, two-inches was good enough for third place in the High Jump.

COACHES QUOTE: “We only took the seniors, because of the state writing test. We competed very well against some tough competition.” — Ada track coach Nathan Elliott.