Stillwater News Press

February 17, 2014

Stillwater track teams start new season strong

By Derek Brown
Stillwater News Press

ENID, Okla. — The Stillwater track teams opened a new chapter on Valentine’s Day. The teams begun the 2014 season in Enid during the OTCA Indoor Meet.

The Stillwater Lady Pioneers grabbed the silver and the Pioneers got third overall.

“The kids did well, for the first meet,” Stillwater coach Rusty Atkins said. “I am pleased with their efforts. We are in the learning phase. Some are right on schedule and others are getting into shape. With a very young team you have to be patient. Having early success will pay off towards the end.”

Stillwater’s Bryanna Robinson won third place in the long jump with a 14’7” leap.

Sams Kerns got seventh in the 55 meter hurdles. Lauren Gaddis placed eighth in the race.

Ty Smith ran the 55 meter dash in 6.79 seconds which was good for fifth. Alex Smith got eighth in the short distance event.

Angela Fitch, Catherine Petty, Ella Luttbeg and Elise Rackley made up the 800 meter relay team. The Lady Pioneer’s relay team won seventh place.

The Pioneers’ 800 meter relay team with Zach Porterfield, Bo Frohock, Connor Akin and Jay Ogle on it got second with a 9:07.

Frohock won the 3000 meter run with a time of 9:55.

Lady Pioneer Luttbeg placed third in the 800 meter run and Porterfield won first for the Pioneers.

Quan Malveaux, Cameron Maybeer, Xavier Cochran and Karsten Wilkinson ran for the 160 meter relay team which won fourth.

Smith, Robinson, Brianna Echols and Maggie Ireton made up the girls’ 160 meter relay team that won third place.

The 1600 meter run was won by Porterfield who posted a 4:42. Ogle got third with a 5:07.

Stillwater will have a few weeks off before going to the Gregg Byram Track and Field Classic in Norman on March 7.