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Winterton wins third hurdle title

Back-to-back-to-back 300 meter hurdle State Championships


Janelle Winterton completed the perfect trifecta Saturday in Ardmore winning State in the 300 meter hurdles for the third year in a row.

The Lady Bulldog speedster covered the 300 meters in 44.82.

The Lexington senior also won the State 3A title in the long jump with a 17’ 2 3/4” leap.

Winterton won as a sophomore in 46.35 when she was state runner up in the long jump with a 16’9” effort.

As a junior, she won the hurdles in 45.46, shaving off time every year.

“I didn’t even know if she was going to run three weeks ago,” head coach Derek Clark said. “She’s been battling injury all year.

“I’m so proud of her grit and fight. She’s a special kind of athlete,” Clark said.


Purcell Sophomore Ella Resendiz was also crowned a State Champion at the meet finishing first in the shot put with a 38’ 2” effort.

Her Dragon teammate and fellow sophomore Hannah Whitaker was runner-up in the shot with a heave of 37’ 4 3/4”.

“Ella surpassed her personal best mark by 1’ 1” while Hannah topped her personal record by 2’ 8”,” head track coach Mandy Clay said.

Resendiz finished fifth in the discus with a throw of 103’ 11”.

Sophomore Tinley Winters placed 12th in the discus with a throw of 95’10”.

Senior Hayden Ice placed third in the shotput with a distance of 49’6 1/4”.

Sophomore Parker Page was eighth in the shot with a throw of 46’1 3/4”.

Sophomore Erick Suarez finished 12th in the 3200 meter race (11:20) and 13th in the 1600 meters (4:55.47).

Purcell’s 4x800 meter relay team of Carlos Pacheco, Ty Jasperson, Josh Hamilton and Suarez placed 11th with a time of 8:56.72.


The Washington Warriors and Lady Warriors track teams both placed ninth out of 64 teams in 3A.

Emersyn Massey broke the school record in the 200, placing third in 25.95.

Rielyn Scheffe broke her own school record in the 300 hurdles, placing third with a time of 46.73. Rielyn also placed third in the 100 hurdles in 16.13.

Grayson Mitchell broke his own school record in the 800, placing sixth with a time of 2:00.85.

The 4x400 girls and boys quartets broke the school record and both placed sixth. The girls legged a 4:13.45 while the boys finished in 3:29.74.

Lady Warrior relay members were Mailalen Armentia, Breanna Lindert, Rielyn Scheffe and Emersyn Massey.

The boy’s foursome was Travis Bolling, Grayson Mitchell, Cooper Alexander and Grant Hager.

Warrior 3200 meter relay team of  Grayson Mitchell, David Calvert, Grant Hager and Travis Bolling placed fourth, breaking the school record in 8:29.19.

Emjay Lucas was sixth in shot 35’2.25” and sixth in disc 103’ 07”.

Baylor Haynes placed fourth in the discus with a 140’ 11” effort.

The girls 400 meter relay team of Ashlynn Odom, Ellie Loveless, Olivia Palumbo and Emersyn Massey placed seventh in 51.97.

Ashlynn Odom, Rielyn Scheffe, Delia Snow and Emersyn Massey teamed in the girls 800 meter relay. They placed eighth in 1:49.21.

The boys 400 meter relay team of  Major Cantrell, Cooper Alexander, Travis Bolling, Brayden Arthur finished ninth in 44.03.

Major Cantrell, Cooper Alexander, Travis Bolling and Brayden Arthur teamed for a ninth place finish in 1:33.18.

Tinley Lucas placed ninth in the 100 hurdles in 17.56.

Elly Allison placed 10th in the shot with a 32’ 11.5” effort.

Isaiah Tyler was seventh in the 100 hurdles in 16.28.

Hayden Milner was 12th in the shot with a 43’ 1/4” effort.


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