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March 8, 2014

Season on track at Byram

NORMAN — The sun finally broke through, and Norman’s track and field squads got to enjoy a meet in some of the best weather they’ve had yet this season.

And they made the most of it Friday at the Gregg Byram Track and Field Classic.

Several Norman athletes won or placed highly in events, led by NHS’ Hayley Redwine, who won both the mile and the two-mile races at the event. The senior finished well ahead of the pack in both races.

“I had a good day,” she said. “For the second meet of the year, I’m pretty happy with how I ran.”

She wasn’t the only one to find success at the meet.

Norman North’s Belle Wallace won the 800 going away, while cross country runner champion Ben Barrett competed in two races he’s never run before in the 800 and 3200 relay and turned in impressive times.

Also winning events at the meet were NHS’ Celyan Bowler, who won the long jump, and Caleigh Donaghe, who took down the discus.

Twenty-six teams attended the meet, many of those some of the top competition in Class 6A.

Norman High’s girls led the way, finishing in second place with 85 points, behind winner Edmond Memorial which ran away with the event by totaling 178 points. The North girls finished eighth, while on the boys’ side NHS finished sixth and North 10th.

“This is our second meet of the season, and it shows how well-rounded I think we are,” NHS girls’ coach Kelsey Condley said. “We did well with the distance running, the sprints and the field and throwing events.”

Friday’s meet was an important checkpoint for the teams, especially considering how difficult it’s been to practice regularly in the winter weather that’s come and gone in the past month.

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