Watkins leads Broncos to state track meet
By John Martin
MIDWEST CITY – Kassadi Watkins came home with medals in three events for the Mustang Broncos at the OSSAA Class 6A Regional qualifying track and field meet on Saturday.
Watkins and her mates who qualified will now head for the OSSAA State Championships at Ardmore on Friday and Saturday.
Watkins leaped 18-6.5 to win the gold medal in the long jump and was second in both the 100 (12.13) and the 200 (25.50) for the Lady Broncs. Renee Christian of Westmoore won the 100 in 11.95.
In the 200, Watkins had the fourth best qualifying time of 25..77 but upped her mark to the finals of 25.50, just behind Yasmine Johnson, who won it on 25.46. Teammate Lauren Coleman ran a 27.42 in the 200.
Jaylin Adams won gold for the Mustang club with a 47.35 for first place in the 300 hurdles and was fifth in the 100 hurdles in 16.53. Also claiming a berth at state was Arianne McElroy with a 117-5 throw for second place in the discus.
London Stovall claimed a spot at State with a second place finish in the pole vault, clearing 9-0. She is in position for an at-large berth with a fourth place in the long jump with a jump of 16-5.
The Lady Mustangs were also fourth in the 800 meter relay and fourth place at-large candidates also include Kaitlyn Cerny, 33-3.5 in the shot put, Jocelyn Milan with 8-0 in the pole vault and Rachel Spencer clearing 5-0 in the high jump.
The Broncos journey to State will led by gold medal winners Jacobe Johnson with a long jump of 22-3.25 and Kaden Jones who had gold in the discus throw of 152-2.
Mustang also qualified for State with a 42.80 for second in the 400 relay and third in the 3200 relay with a time of 8:16.77. The Mustang 800 relay could qualify for an at-large in the 800 relay with a fourth place time of 1:30.53.
Aidan Edwards clinched his trip to State with a second place finish in the 110 hurdles in 14.76. and sits in fourth place in the 330’s with a time of 40.02.. Cameron Langston will also be going to Ardmore after a runnerup spot in the 1600 run with a time of 4:37.98.
Aman Hamilton was second in the high jump, clearing 6-0 to punch his ticket.
Carson Patton was fourth in the 3200 meter run in 10:17.4 and Xavier Harper is in the at-large hunt with a fourth in the 100 in 10.87 and he had fifth in the 200 with 22.71.