COALGATE — The Coalgate Lady Wildcats are Class 2A state champions for the third consecutive year.

Led by junior Teran Mixon and senior Lauren Sandmann, Coalgate scored a whopping 132 points, 80 points better than runnerup Hinton Saturday at Mustang High School.

The Konawa Lady Tigers finished 10th. Jacklyn Nail captured first place in the 300 meter hurdles and third place in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.79. Konawa’s 1600 meters relay team (Telerra Lowry, Lindsey Keene, Kelsey Howard and Nail) came in fifth.

Coalgate head track coach Sherry McCulley praised the efforts of her squad.

“We have won three in a row,” she said. “It’s been a long road to where we are. I think Joe and I can leave and feel good about what we have left behind. These are great kids that have worked hard and believed to get to where they are.”

Mixon set state records in the 800 meter run and the 1600 meter run.

“Teran broke the 800 meter run record for Class 2A,” McCulley said. “The old record was 2:16.4 and she ran 2:15.3. The 3200 meter relay broke the record for Class 2A. The old record was 9:50.7 and they ran 9:50.4. Both of those records were set in mid-1980s.”

McCulley said she was proud of Coalgate’s track record.

“There are two girls that I can’t leave without thanking,” she said. “Lauren Sandmann and Teran Mixon have anchored this track program for a long time. They have always gone above and beyond what I would ask. They are great leaders and great girls and are very special to me.”

Sandman won the state pole vault championship and took third place in the 400 meter dash.

The Konawa Tigers finished fifth in the Class 2A Boys State meet. Stratford came in ninth and Coalgate finished in 17th place. 

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