Lewis, Wood claim gold medals at 5A state meet


Morgan takes bronze with strong 400

By Kevin Farr - kfarr@durantdemocrat.com



Durant sophomore Haley Morgan had a career-best effort of 59.48 seconds in this 400 meter run to place third in the Class 5A State Track and Field Championships.


Bill Huddleston | VYPE Magazine

Destinee Lewis poses on the championship podium after claiming her second consecutive Class 5A state title in the discus. Lewis’ winning toss covered 135 feet, 7 inches.


Submitted photo

Durant’s Shayla Harper heads over the final hurdle during the 100 hurdles in the Class 5A state meet held at Yukon over the weekend. Harper clocked in with a 16.02 to place eighth.


Bill Huddleston | VYPE Magazine

Lion senior Bruen Wood makes a strong throw of the shot put during the Class 5A state meet. Wood outdistanced the nearest competition by more than three feet with a winning heave of 54 feet, 3 inches to claim the state championship.


Kevin Farr | Durant Democrat

YUKON – Seniors Destinee Lewis and Bruen Wood captured individual state championships in field events to spur the Durant High School track and field team at the Class 5A State Meet.

Lewis finished a spectacular athletic career at DHS with her second straight gold medal in the discus, recording a winning throw of 135 feet, 7 inches.

Wood meanwhile picked up the state title in the shot put with a dominant performance. He recorded a top throw of 54 feet, 3 inches, which put him more than three feet ahead of the nearest competition. The state runner-up threw 50 feet, 10 inches.

While Lewis and Wood were leading the charge, the Lions and Lady Lion state qualifiers were posting solid results to place in the tough competition.

In the girls’ division sophomore Haley Morgan notched a personal best time of 59.48 in the 400 meter dash to claim third place while teammate Shayla Harper also recorded a Top 10 showing, placing eighth in the 100 hurdles by clocking in at 16.02. Cassidy Ward took 14th in the shot put with a heave of 34 feet, 6 inches.

Durant’s 3200 meter relay squad of Kacy Devora, Regan Ramos, Adrian Tucker and Jacy Springer ended in 12th place as they posted a time of 10:47.24. The 1600 meter relay foursome of Devora, Morgan, Kylee Reed and Springer took 15th in a time of 4:20.14.

The Lady Lions’ 400 relay grouping of Tristyn Hamilton, Harper, Morgan and Lauren Ruminer came up short of recording a time due to injury.

For the boys, sophomore Landon Tubbs competed in both the shot put and discus with nice efforts in each event. He wound up ninth in the shot put at 45 feet, 6 inches and also claimed 13th in the discus with a toss of 125 feet, 7 inches.

Spencer Patton took ninth in the pole vault event with a top jump of 12 feet even.

The Lions were also represented by the 800 meter relay foursome of Chayton Ned, Matthew Knox, Tre’ Harper and Brandon Davis, who finished 16th in the competition with a time of 1:35.71.

“All the kids represented Durant extremely well,” Durant assistant coach Amanda Reynolds commented. “Our girls’ relays are young and this was a good experience for them. We look to see them back at state again next year.

“What more can you say about Destinee and Bruen. They had great careers for us and finished the season exactly where they set their goals. We are proud of all our kids and the hard work they put in throughout the season.”

Contact Kevin Farr at 580-634-2161 or kfarr@durantdemocrat.com

Durant sophomore Haley Morgan had a career-best effort of 59.48 seconds in this 400 meter run to place third in the Class 5A State Track and Field Championships.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_2872.jpgDurant sophomore Haley Morgan had a career-best effort of 59.48 seconds in this 400 meter run to place third in the Class 5A State Track and Field Championships. Bill Huddleston | VYPE Magazine

Destinee Lewis poses on the championship podium after claiming her second consecutive Class 5A state title in the discus. Lewis’ winning toss covered 135 feet, 7 inches.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG954046.jpgDestinee Lewis poses on the championship podium after claiming her second consecutive Class 5A state title in the discus. Lewis’ winning toss covered 135 feet, 7 inches. Submitted photo

Durant’s Shayla Harper heads over the final hurdle during the 100 hurdles in the Class 5A state meet held at Yukon over the weekend. Harper clocked in with a 16.02 to place eighth.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_2735.jpgDurant’s Shayla Harper heads over the final hurdle during the 100 hurdles in the Class 5A state meet held at Yukon over the weekend. Harper clocked in with a 16.02 to place eighth. Bill Huddleston | VYPE Magazine

Lion senior Bruen Wood makes a strong throw of the shot put during the Class 5A state meet. Wood outdistanced the nearest competition by more than three feet with a winning heave of 54 feet, 3 inches to claim the state championship.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_3045.jpgLion senior Bruen Wood makes a strong throw of the shot put during the Class 5A state meet. Wood outdistanced the nearest competition by more than three feet with a winning heave of 54 feet, 3 inches to claim the state championship. Kevin Farr | Durant Democrat
Morgan takes bronze with strong 400

By Kevin Farr

kfarr@durantdemocrat.com

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