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Collier, Stephenson golden at ‘Champions’

May 19, 2019 - 00:00
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Kingfisher County athletes brought home three gold medals Tuesday from the final track and field meet of the season.

Hennessey’s Madison Collier won both throwing events and Kingfisher’s Ally Stephenson the high jump at the Meet of Champions held at Moore High School.

The meet is hosted by the Oklahoma Track Coaches Association.

Collier backed up her Class 3A state championship in the discus by claiming gold at this meet as well.

Her throw of 145 feet, 9 inches was more than 18 feet further than runner-up Bailey Tilley of Jenks.

Tilley was the Class 6A state champ this year.

Collier was third in the shot put at state as Eufaula’s Macayla Needham won gold there.

However, Collier flipped the script last week and claimed first place with a throw of 43-5.5.

Needham was second with 43-2.

Needham’s throw was 2.5 inches further than the one that won her the state title. Collier threw 39-4 at state.

Stephenson capped her breakout season with yet another win in the high jump pit.

The winning jump was 5-4, tying her with Garber’s Jessica Kissam.

However, Kissam had more scratches leading up to the final height, earning Stephenson the gold.

Stephenson was the 4A champ in 2019 while Kissam won Class A with a jump of 5-7.

Kingfisher senior Colton York finished his high school career with a runner-up finish in the long jump.

He leapt 21-7, which was second-best to Norman’s Khyland Wallace, who jumped 22-0.25.

Wallace was fourth in 6A in 2019 while York was the 4A runner-up.

Fellow KHS senior Reece Lafferty finished fifth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 40.98.

This is the first year Lafferty ran the hurdles.

Reece Lafferty fifth in 300 hurdles, 40.98

Lomega High School’s Hector Rivera and Tate Ott ran the 3,200 meter race and finished 11th and 12th, respectively.

Lomega’s Haley Hutchison was a part of the Class A all-star girls 3,200 meter relay team that placed second behind Broken Arrow.

Riley Lumpkin and Karson Glazier of Lomega ran on the boys 1,600 meter relay team for Class A.

That team placed fifth.