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State Champions


Lexington’s Janelle Winterton and Washington’s Mattie Richardson both were crowned State Champions at Catoosa last Friday.

Winterton won the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.35 and Richardson won the long jump competition with a leap of 17’ 2 1/2”.

Lexington’s Cora Vasquez finished fourth in the shot put with a 32’7” effort. Winterton finished fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 12.71. She was seventh in the long jump with a 14’11” jump.

Purcell’s 1600 meter relay foursome of Liz Caralampio, Tate Quintero, Gracie Pruitt and Kora Keith clocked a 4:16.55 time for fifth in that event.

The Dragons were 8th in the 800 relay. Pruitt, Payci Constant, Caralampio and Keith teamed to post a time of 1:51.39.

Lexington’s Seth Pearman finished 8th in the 400 with a personal best time of 52.38.

Washington’s Emjay Lucas was a State Runner-up in the shot put with a toss of 33’ 91/2”.

Purcell’s Ronan Little was State Runner-up in the pole vault with a 14’ effort. Purcell’s Noah Mason was fourth in the high jump with a 5’10” leap. Washington’s Kobe Scott was fifth at the same height.

Kyle Ginn of Purcell was sixth in the 3200 meters with a time of 10:11.43.

Washington’s 400 meter relay foursome of Scott, Brayden Arthur, Cole Scott and Luke Hendrix finished fifth in 44.51. The Warriors’ 800 relay of Scott, Arthur, Hunter Jackson and Hendrix was fourth in 1:31.60.

Purcell’s Lucy Wilson pole vaulted 7’6” and Gracie Pruitt ran a 12.98 100 meters.

Purcell Coach Greg Dillard expressed his appreciation on behalf of the athletes to the fans to make the long trek to Catoosa.

“It meant a lot to our girls and boys,” Dillard said. “I’m very proud of our mile relay team in how they dealt with adversity throughout the season. They knocked over three seconds off their best time of the season.”

Lexington Coach Jared Garrett said he and the other coaches “are super proud of how their athletes competed this year” and noted that three of Lexington’s State Meet competitors are underclassmen and will be back next year.

Blake Dunaway threw the discus for the Bulldogs at Catoosa.

Also competing for Washington were Grant Hager, Grayson Mitchell, Cole Beller, Tinley Lucas, Ellie Loveless, Lily Hegeman, Madisson Myers and Travis Bolling.


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