Running before the rain

Byng's Jerald McDonald and Chase Sorrels compete in the 3200 Meter Run at Friday's Tecumseh Invitational Track Meet. Sorrels placed fifth with a time of 11:08. Only a handful of events were finished before rains washed out the remainder of the meet.

Friday’s Results

Wynnewood Invitational

Konawa Girls Results

100: 2. Danielle Peavey, 13.41

200: 2. Nikki Nail, 27.86; 3. Cheyanne Terry, 28.65

400: 2. Nikki Nail, 1:01.90; 4. Cheyanne Terry, 1:05.88

800: 2. Caitlyn Jesse, 2:28.52; 4. Chelsea Gillum, 2:36.75; 5. Franzi Lange, 2:40.227

1600: 1. Chelsea Gillum, 6:00.86; 3. Caitlyn Jesse, 6:10.91

100 HURDLES: 2. Jennifer West, 17.90

300 HURDLES: 1. Franzi Lange, 53.09; 2. Jennifer West, 56.96

HIGH JUMP: 1. (tie) Nikki Nail, 4-10.

DISCUS: 6. Stephanie Wise, 27-6.

400 RELAY: 1. Konawa (Cheyanne Terry, Franzi Lange, Sierra O’Dell, Danielle Peavey), 56.85.

1600 RELAY: 1. Konawa (Cheyanne Terry, Franzi Lange, Chelsea Gillum, Kaci Wilson), 4:40.0

3200 RELAY: 1. Konawa (Chelsea Gillum, Nikki Nail, Caitlyn Jesse, Kaci Wilson), 10:33.79

NOTEWORTHY:  Three of the four Lady Tiger relay teams won. Cheyanne Terry, Franzi Lange, Sierra O’Dell and Danielle Peavey won the 400-meter relay. The foursome of Terry, Lange, Chelsea Gillum and Kaci Wilson took first in the 1600 relay, while the quartet of Gillum, Nikki Nail, Caitlyn Jesse and Wilson came in first place in the 3200 relay. As for individuals, Gillum won the 1600 run, Lange won the 300-meter hurdles and Nail tied for first place in the high jump. Nail went toe-to-toe with one of Class 2A’s top runners, Healdton’s Kadan Brady, who beat her by .05 for a 1-2 finish in the 400-meter dash.

COACHES QUOTE: “This wasn’t one of the toughest meets of the season, but it was good for the kids because they ran it off in under three hours trying to beat the rain — and that was good for training purposes. The exceptions to that came in the 200, 400, and 800 where our kids got to hook up with the (Kadan) Brady girl from Healdton, who is one of the top runners in Class 2A. Caitlyn Jesse’s finish in the 800 set a new school record for us at 2:28.52 to illustrate that. The previous record was set in way back in 1984 by Stephanie Wyatt at 2:29.1. Caitlyn really ran a good race; it was fun to watch. When Brady and Nikki lined up in the 400, I expected another battle — and it was — with Brady winning by only .05 seconds. Our 3200 relay team continues to improve and looks like a good candidate to get on the medal stand at the end of the season along with a couple of other individual performances.” — Konawa head girls coach Don Gallagher.

Up next: Konawa Tiger Invitational, Friday at 10 a.m.; Konawa at Velma-Alma Invitational, April 27; Class 2A Regional Meet, May 1.


Tecumseh Invitational

Byng Individual Results


3200 RELAY: 1. Byng (Sarah Harris, Sydney Bartlett, Brenna Williamson, Shay Grove), 10:42

400 RELAY: 4. Byng (Sydney Loggins, Brenna Williamson, Rachel Ford, Maghen Boissenin), 52.5

100 HURDLES: 1. Rachel Ford, 17.5


3200 RUN: 2. Dalton Walker, 10:56; 5. Chase Sorrels, 11:08.

NOTEWORTHY: Due to Friday’s rain, most of the Tecumseh Invitational was rained out. But three events for the girls and one for the boys did take place before the meet was called. The Lady Pirates won the 3200-meter relay thanks to Sarah Harris, Sydney Bartlett, Brenna Williamson and Shay Grove. Rachel Ford won the 100-meter hurdles to get Byng’s only individual championship. Dalton Walker had the Pirates’ best finish as he was runner-up in the 3200-meter run.

COACHES QUOTE: “It was frustrating to not get further along in the event schedule (on Friday). Some of our athletes didn’t even get in a single race. The meet started 45 minutes late, and had several delays once it did start. So, when the storms hit, we were not very far along. The few events we ran went well. There were several season and personal bests.” — Byng head coach Clint McGaha.

Up next: Byng at Marietta Invitational, Friday.