But Wisby’s decision to not run kept her from, more than likely, getting throttled again by Woodard, who claimed her first 200 meter state championship with a time of 24.21.
Woodard’s most impressive feat may have been helping the Timberwolves take fifth in the 4x400 relay. Running the last leg, when she got the baton, her team was in a distant seventh place. But her efforts allowed the team to collect points and earn her teammates a trip to the podium.
More importantly, it helped the Timberwolves score 44 points as a team to take fifth place overall. It was enough to hold off Edmond North by one point. Norman High was seventh with 35.
Edmond Memorial claimed the team title with 134 points. Santa Fe was a distant second with 74.
The Tigers got points from Haley Redwine, who had a pair of top-three finishes. Friday she was second in the 3,200, and turned around and took third in the 1,600 meter run Saturday. She posted a 5.16.07, which was 10 seconds behind Sapulpa’s Abby Hoover.
“I am happy with my performance today,” Redwine said. “I came in with my legs tired from yesterday. Really my goal was to come in the top six.”
On the boys side, Broken Arrow won the team title with 125 points over Edmond Memorial (110). Jenks (74), Union (56), Yukon (43), Norman (43) and North (42) joined the battle for runner-up.
Norman’s Colin Pasque repeated as 6A pole vault champion at 15-6 and Michael Piper grabbed second in the high jump.
NHS also got productive outings from Imond Robinson in the 100-meter dash (fourth) and Ben Barrett in the 1,600 run (fourth). Cole Ridgway was fourth in the discus.
The Timberwolves were led by their 4x100 relay unit, which won the team’s only state title with a time of 42.25. It came at the expense of Jordan Evans’ hamstring, which he pulled in the finale. But he said it was worth it to beat Jenks in the championship.
“It’s awesome,” said Evans, who has signed to play football at Oklahoma. “We get to end our high school careers as 4x1 champions. The 4x1 team consists of four football players (Corbin Cleveland, Bryan Payne, Redford Jones, Evans). It came down to us and Jenks and Memorial. I guess you can say it finished out perfectly.”
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