, Muskogee, OK


May 6, 2012

Wagoner senior’s streak in 200 meters ends in Class 5A regional meet

— Kevin Peterson’s quest for gold in Class 5A sprint events is still alive, but the road just got a bit more difficult.

The Wagoner senior and Oklahoma State football signee’s two-year unbeaten run in the 200 meter dash ended at the 5A regional in Owasso on Saturday. He finished second in 22.08 to Tyler Jackson of Claremore.

The two-time state champion in both the 100 and 200 was second in both events Saturday as the Bulldogs have moved up a classification this spring. His time in the 100 was 10.76, again finishing behind Jackson.

Peterson did earn gold in the long jump, clearing 21 feet 8 1/4 inches and ran the anchor leg on the first-place 400 relay (43.03).

Wagoner and Tahlequah tied for the boys team title with 129 points. In the girls division, McAlester (130) nudged Wagoner (128) for the team trophy. Tahlequah was third with 121 points.

Meanwhile, Tahlequah’s Ara Poteete finished first in the 1,600 (4:49.33), while Zech VanFleet was second (4:52.65) and Reno Blum was fourth (4:53.38). Blum also won the 3,200 (10:53.76). Ben Grant won the 800 (2:03.64). In field events, Sylas Sloan won the discus (144-3) and finished third in the shot put (44-4).

The Tigers finished third in the 1,600 relay (3:31.76) and Wagoner was fourth (3:38.97) to make the tie for the team championship.

In the girls division, Wagoner’s Tori Cole won the 200 (26.09), while Arlandria Freeman was first in the 400 (62.01). The Lady Bulldogs’ Charlieaha Evitt was fourth in the 100 (13.08) and Liz Mason was fifth (13.15). Bailee Thomas of Wagoner was third in the 800 (2:41.98) and Amber Williams was second in the 100 hurdles (16.48).

In the relays, Wagoner was second in the 400 (51.00), first in the 800 (1:46.87), second in the 1,600 (4:16.99) and 3,200 (11:18.41)

Tahlequah’s girls picked up first places in the high jump with Jordan Roach at 5-0 and Kacie Elliott in the shot put (36-8) and discus (125-8). Allison Luna was third in the 100 (12.98). Amy Hembree as third in the 3,200 (13:38.90) and fourth in the 1,600 (6:18.01), while teammate Lindsey Chaffin was fourth in the 3,200 (13:49.23) and fifth in the 1,600 (6:21.19). The Lady Tigers won the 3,200 relay (10:43.03).

The top three finishers in each event qualify for the May 11-12 state meet at Yukon High School. Athletes finishing between fourth and sixth place have to wait for the results from the other three regional meets to see if they qualify for state.

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