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May 16, 2012

Moore thrower gets revenge

MOORE — It was five days late, but Taylor Lewis did it. After putting forth a sub-par performance at Friday’s state championship meet, the Moore senior responded with a title-winning outing Tuesday at the third annual Meet of Champions at Moore Stadium.

Lewis won the meet’s shot put title with a throw of 58-02. In doing so, he knocked out Broken Arrow’s Bo Farrow, who beat Lewis to win the state title over the weekend.

It was a nice bit of redemption for Lewis.

“It’s a good feeling for my last track meet of the high school career,” Lewis said. “Definitely coming from last week and only throwing 54-feet on a rainy day. It wasn’t good for me. Coming out here, throwing 58 and winning the Meet of Champions is a good feeling.”

The champions meet brings together the state winners and runners-up from each class in Oklahoma. It allows those in smaller schools to test themselves against their bigger school counterparts.

But Lewis was only worried about beating Farrow. He wanted another chance at him before going off to college. And he made the most of it.

Lewis and Farrow each had throws of 58-02. To decide the winner, officials compared their second best toss and Lewis had him by a couple of inches.

“Being able to go back against the kid that beat me at state, and beating him by two inches, it’s a great feeling,” Lewis said. “It relieves a lot of anger that I had from last week.”

While Lewis was trying to avenge a loss at state, Norman’s Mackenzie Wahpepah-Harris was just trying to have a little fun. He won the 3200-meter title Friday and came back to win it again at the Meet of Champions. He dominated the race with a time of 9:34.69.

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