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April 07, 2021 - 00:00
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KHS scores big in field events at Piedmont

    MATTHEW STONE completes an attempt in the long jump during the Piedmont High School Invitational. Stone won the event, which was one of five jumping events won by KHS athletes. [Photo by Chris Simon/]

Kingfisher athletes nearly swept the jumping events last Thursday in a large-school track and field meet.

Yellowjackets won five of the six combined events during the Piedmont High School Invitational.

KHS male jumpers won the high jump, long jump and pole vault.

Ally Stephenson also swept the high jump and long jump for the girls while Dani Rios-Ramirez was second in the pole vault.

The strong showings in the field events helped both squads to a fourthplace finish in the team standings.

The KHS girls scored 51 points to finish behind the likes of Westmoore, Midwest City and the host team.

Kingfisher’s boys notched 58 points.

Westmoore, Lawton and Piedmont were the top-three male squads.

The boys high jump went to junior Braxton Mecklenburg, who was a state qualifier as a freshman.

Mecklenburg cleared 5 feet, 11 inches to best Putnam City North’s Adrian Scott by 1 inch.

Matthew Stone followed that up with a leap of 21-8 in the long jump, which was more than a foot better than any other competitor.

The pole vault went to Kase Simon after he was able to jump 6-0.

Stephenson won both the long jump and high jump for the second straight meet.

Her best jump of 5-2 in the high jump was six inches better than the runner-up.

She leapt 16-8 in the long jump, which was 1 foot further than Mya Brown of Midwest City.

Rios-Ramirez cleared 6-6 in the pole vault and also took home seventh in the long jump.

The KHS boys also got medals in the 3,200 and 800 relays as well as the 200.

Mason Mecklenburg took third in the 200 and was also a part of the 800 relay team along with Max Washington, Dynton Townsend and Connor Hine.

That relay was second as was the 3,200 relay team of Hine, Stone, Maddox Mecklenburg and Jayden Newkirk.

Stephenson also picked up a bronze medal in the 800 relay. She was joined by Andrea Becerra, Demi Roden and Makina Frost.

Zoey Evans was third in the 800.