Claremore senior Hunter Garroutte isn’t afraid of heights.
The sky is literally the limit for the Zebra high jumper.
Last Friday, Garroutte garnered top honors in the field event — high jump — with a leap of 6-foot, 2 inches during the Zebra Invitational.
Garroutte’s top finish helped Claremore place third overall with 114 points.
Owasso won the boys’ meet with 133 points, followed by second-place Booker T. Washington with 115 points.
Claremore placed second in the 3,200-meter relay with a time of 8:44.92.
In the 110-meter hurdles, Bryan Gibbs took first place in Heat 1 with a time of 16.0 seconds. Matt Outlaw also was fifth in Heat 1 with a time of 18.02 seconds.
Truman Burrage placed fifth in Heat 2 in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 22.01 seconds.
In Heat 3, Blake Novar was third with a time of 20.95.
Claremore’s 800-meter relay B Team placed fourth with a time of 1:37.72; followed by the Claremore 800-meter relay A Team in fifth with a time of 1:38.52.
In the 800-meter run, Oologah’s Billy Odell placed first with a time of 2:02.10, while teammate Rush O’Connor was seventh with a 2:13.32.
Claremore’s Tyler Jackson took top honors in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.91 seconds.
In Heat 2, Claremore’s Daniel Viruet placed fifth with a time of 12.42. Oologah’s Bryson Long also was seventh with a 12.87.
In Heat 3, Sequoyah’s Daniel Devore was second with a 12.97, followed by teammate Austin Smith in third with a 13.15.
Claremore’s Drake Carter was fourth with a 13.40, and Claremore’s Marquice Bell was fifth with a 13.47.
In the 400-meter dash, Claremore’s Jackson placed first with an impressive time of 48.70 seconds.
Gibbs continued his stellar outing with a second-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles at 42.42.
Claremore’s Hunter Thrasher also was fifth with a time of 48.64.
In the 200-meter dash, Claremore’s Jackson stole the spotlight with a first-place finish on a time of 22.78 seconds.
Oologah’s Tristan Owens took home first place in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:40.18.
Claremore’s B Team placed first in the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:29.93.
Claremore’s Outlaw also placed fourth in the pole vault with a jump of 13 feet, while Dakota Davis was sixth with a leap of 11 feet, 6 inches.
Claremore senior Hunter Garroutte isn’t afraid of heights.
‘Team behind the Team’
For the second-straight year, the Claremore Zebra student training staff will be represented in the Oklahoma Coaches All-State games held in Tulsa.
Meranda Golbek and Sarah Szcinski, a pair of 2014 Claremore High School graduates, earned All-State honors for their athletic training careers and will join two other student trainers from Jenks and Stillwater High School on the East squad.
Claremore QB Club holds Fish Fry Aug. 2
The Claremore Zebra Quarterback Club will hold its annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Claremore High School cafeteria.
MLB: Rangers struggle in 9-3 loss to A's
A rough month didn't get any better for Texas on Sunday night, even though the game-time temperature of 100 degrees would have seemed to be in the Rangers' favor against Oakland.
However, they trailed 5-0 in the second inning en route to a 9-3 loss to the Athletics. Texas has lost 15 of its last 18 and dropped to 4-19 in July.
Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fan
A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.
Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring on a restroom sink at his Luke's Bar and Grill on Thursday night.
MLB: First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants
Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West.
Yet coming off consecutive series losses at St. Louis and Pittsburgh, Los Angeles needed some sort of spark as August approaches. The Dodgers found it in the ballpark of their biggest rival, and left the Bay Area in first place following an emphatic three-game swing.
Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and division-leading Los Angeles beat the Giants 4-3 Sunday night to establish some momentum behind their pitching and offense.
NBA: Lakers set on hiring Byron Scott for new coach
The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal has been reached.
NASCAR: Jeff Gordon claims fifth Brickyard 400 title
With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.
Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.
MLB: Thomas, Torre highlight HOF class
Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats.
Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000.
Blackmon a 'big deal' for the wrong reasons
The sports world is littered with gifted athletes whose self-destructive tendencies derailed what should have been promising careers. Ex-Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon appears to be on that well-worn path with his latest arrest.
BASEBALL: Three Rivers Bandits notch 8th-straight win
The Three Rivers Bandits seem to be getting hot when they need to be, heading into next week’s state tournament.
The Bartlesville Indians were victims of the heat as the Bandits swept a doubleheader from them, 2-0 and then 9-2, on Saturday at Connors State College for their eighth straight win.
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