By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Sorrell Hurd was a little torn when she stepped on the mat Saturday night in the OSSAA girls wrestling state championships at State Fair Arena.
Standing across the way was her friend and finals opponent Kinslee Collier of Edmond North.
Just over a minute later, Hurd pinned Collier to become Del City’s first girls wrestling state champion. The sophomore claimed the girls 235-pound title with a fall at 1:06.
“I was happy but kind of sad because we’re friendsand sometimes you just can’t be friends on the mat,” Hurd said.
Hurd won all three of her matches at the state tournament by fall. In the first round, she pinned Pryor’s Avery Fiddler in 19 seconds in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Hurd pinned Anadarko’s Angeline Wetselline in the first period – avenging a loss at regionals.
“She beat me the first time at regionals, then came back and beat her this time,” Hurd said.
It was Hurd’s second time to qualify for state. She went 1-2 at state last year as a freshman.
Carl Albert had two state qualifiers with Janelle Lynch and Heidi Schultz. They each went 1-2 with a fall.