STILLWATER, Okla. — The 2014 track season is in the books, and with it some pretty good performances by athletes in the Stillwater area. They were honored in this year’s News Press All-Area Track Team.
100-meter dash: Kolby Mendenhall, Perry
Mendenhall capped a stellar freshman season with two state titles in Class 3A. Mendenhall won the 100-meter dash in 10.89 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 21.89.
200-meter dash: Ty Smith, Stillwater
Smith found himself at the top of the podium at the Class 6A state track meet, winning the 200-meter dash in 21.79 seconds.
400-meter dash: Anthony McLeod, Coyle
McLeod competed in the Class A state track meet in Midwest City and performed well; he finished second in the 400-meter dash in 51.07 seconds.
800-meter run: Jadian Alley, Pawnee
Alley qualified for the Class 2A state track meet in the 800-meter run, but was unable to finish the race.
1,600-meter run: Zach Porterfield, Stillwater
Porterfield qualified for the 1,600-meter run for Class 6A and finished seventh at state in 4 minutes, 27 seconds.
3,200-meter run: Kylie Tolbert, Morrison
Tolbert took part in the 3,200-meter run, finishing fifth with a time of 13:37.89 at state.
100-meter hurdles: Andy Abebaw, Coyle
Abebaw competed in the 100-meter hurdles at state, and he finished 15th in preliminaries.
300-meter hurdles: Kamille Ellis, Pawnee
Ellis posted a personal best in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing with a time of 48.75 seconds.
400-meter relay: Coyle Girls
Anika Smalley, Taren Aska, Moshe Boyles and Tyra Aska ran the 400-meter relay and were victorious in 50.36 seconds.
800-meter relay: Stillwater Boys
Ty Smith, Jordan Brown, Cameron Mayberry and Brandon Prather ran for Stillwater in the Class 6A 800-meter relay and finished fourth at state in 1:28.
1,600-meter relay: Stillwater Girls
The 1,600-meter relay team for Stillwater, made up of Adrienne Blakey, Angie Abo-basha, Erin Mcartor and Lauren Gattis, finished 15th with a time of 4:17.44.