Tyler Jackson did it again.
Jackson, Claremore’s phenon sprinter, blew past the competition Friday afternoon at the Booker T. Washington Relays in Tulsa and helped lead the Zebras to a second-place overall finish.
Claremore’s Jackson brought home three first-place finishes in the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes to continue his pace toward a Class 5A state championship in all three events.
Jackson’s teammate Anthony Wolfe also picked up a pair of first-place finishes in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles to solidfy Claremore’s dominating performance.
Claremore tallied 139 total points to place second behind overall winner Booker T. Washington, who had 161 points. Bartlesville was third with 98.50 points.
Early in the meet, Jackson showcased his blazing speed in the 100-meter dash, beating Booker T. Washington’s Arlando Johnson by five-tenths of a second with a time of 11.07 seconds. Johnson came in second place with an 11.12.
Bartlesville’s Slade Nordic placed third with a time of 11.26 seconds.
In the 200-meter dash, Jackson galloped to a first-place finish with a time of 22.71 seconds. He beat Booker T. Washington’s Kaleb Gibbs, who was second with a 23.71.
Shawnee’s Shadrach Smith was third in the 200 with a 23.75.
Jackson’s best event — the 400-meter dash — proved to be a ‘walk-in-the-park’ as he coasted to first place with a time of 50.51 seconds.
Jackson out-distanced Booker T. Washington’s Colin Caesar, who was second with a 52.51.
Tulsa Hale’s Martin Walton placed third with a 54.95.
In the 1,600-meter run, the Zebras picked up fourth-place honors as Ryan Alexander finished with a time of 4:55.06.
In the 3,200-meter run, Claremore’s Matthew Zickefoose placed fourth with a time of 11:16.83 and Anthony Glenn was sixth with an 11:30.23.
Wolfe’s stunning performance in the 110-meter hurdles helped Claremore garner top honors in the event.
Wolfe recorded a time of 15.77 seconds to beat second-place Decarius Clark, of Wagoner, who finished with a time of 16.36 seconds.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Wolfe placed first with a time of 41.19 seconds, beating Booker T. Washington’s Ryan Robinson, who finished with a time of 42.00 seconds.
Claremore sophomore Nathan Hammack also placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.72 seconds and fifth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.66 seconds.
Claremore’s 400-meter relay team of Dustin Wolski, Hammack, Hunter Garroutte and Derrick Reliford placed fifth with a time of 45.87 seconds.
In the 800-meter relay, Claremore’s team of Wolski, Garroutte, Clayton Rackley and Nathan Lollis placed fifth with a time of 1:36.53.
Claremore won the 1,600-meter relay as Wolfe, Randy Williams, Lollis and Jackson beat Booker T. Washington with a time of 3:27.41.
In the 3,200-meter relay, Claremore’s team of Alexander, Trevor Magness, Lollis and Williams placed fourth with a time of 8:57.44.
Coming out in the field events, Claremore picked up valuable points in the high jump with Reid Joyner placing first at 6-0, and Garroutte taking second alongside Bartlesville’s Jacob Hartsock at 6-0.
In the pole vault, Claremore’s Matt Outlaw tied for second with a leap of 11 feet.
Shawnee’s Javon York won the event with a jump of 13 feet, 7 inches.
Garroutte took fourth place in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 5 inches.
Claremore senior Grady Caton followed in the discus with a third-place finish on a throw of 126 feet. Connor Lynch also placed fourth with a throw of 124 feet, 7 inches.
Tyler Jackson did it again.
Patel named RSU men's basketball assistant coach
Rogers State University head men’s basketball coach Justin Barkley named Vinay Patel the new assistant men’s basketball coach on Monday.
“I am very excited about bringing Vinay on board,” Barkley said. “He brings invaluable experience to the program as he is a well-respected recruiter and his NCAA Division II resume is a perfect fit as we continue our transition to become a full-NCAA Division II member.”
Verdigris senior point guard Baileigh O’Dell capped off a stellar four-year prep basketball career with Tulsa World 2nd-Team All-State recognition.
O’Dell, a 5-foot-5 floor general that will compete for the Lamar University Lady Cardinals in the Southland Conference next season, was one of five girls basketball players from Rogers County to earn All-State accolades.
Claremore senior point guard Kaleigh Cox, Inola senior point guard Lexi Williams, Verdigris senior guard Caitlyn Hanslovan and Verdigris freshman forward Keara Battenfield were named to the honorable mention squad.
SOCCER: Lady Zebras ranked 4th in Class 5A poll
Strong senior leadership and a talented core of underclassmen have kept the Claremore Lady Zebras on a nine-game winning streak since falling in the season opener.
Senior midfielder Katelin Teter and senior defenders Jentry Cruce and Anna McGuire have the Lady Zebras playing their best soccer in the closing week of the regular season.
Behind Teter, Cruce and McGuire, as well as other seniors Bailey Bacon and Emily Parkinson, the Lady Zebras (9-1) are currently ranked No. 4 overall in the Class 5A girls soccer state poll.
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The moment Claremore senior catcher Matt Whatley got thrown out at home plate in the top of first inning, it was downhill for the Zebras.
Collinsville took advantage of six Claremore errors and erupted for 17 hits to thump the Zebras, 15-2 Friday afternoon in Metro Lakes Conference play.
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