By Chuck Reherman
MIDWEST CITY – It was a tough day for a shorthanded Yukon Millerettes track team in their first meet in two weeks.
The Millerettes placed 11th overall at the Carl Albert Invitational in Midwest City. The Millerettes placed in only four events (the 4×100 relay team just missed on the scoring finishing seventh) and scored 24 points.
“We had a tough day at Carl Albert,” Millerette coach Rod Zimmerman said. “With the walkout we haven’t had everyone at practice so we were missing some people.
“The vaulters had a pretty good day especially with the wind with first, fourth and fifth place finishes and clearing good heights,” he added. “Elora (Jones) and Sydney (Brown) ran well in the 1600 and 3200 with as windy as it was most of the day those two races it can take a toll but they handled it pretty well. Brooklyn (Cox) had a better performance in the discus. She has the potential to do well in that event.”
Kyla Davis continued to dominate the field in the pole vault. She cleared 11-0, beating Shelbi Day of Broken Arrow (10-0) by one-foot. Kenadi Hamilton finished fourth at 9-0 and Maycie Reed was fifth at 8-6.
Brown finished fourth in the 3200 in a time of 12:47.39. Jones finished fifth in 12:49.73. Brown was also sixth in the 1600 in a time of 6:01.34. Jones was seventh in 6:02.13.
“We had a couple of other PR’s on the day but for the most part performances were a little off,” Zimmerman said. “Most of the reason for that is the same stuff most of the other schools are dealing with weather during the week affecting practices here and there along with the teacher walkout taking the kids out of their regular schedule, giving the kids spring break part two. Sadly, that can take a toll on them and looks like it is going to continue a little longer.
“On our end it looks like some really good days going into next week so we can get in some good work,” he added. “But we have to get them to keep a good schedule and not stay up late and sleep late everyday just because they don’t have to go to class in the mornings. I am really proud of our staff for wanting to stick with our kids through this and also our kids for wanting to be there and continue working and competing.”
The Millerettes will host the Yukon Track Classic this Friday beginning at 10 a.m. There are 25 teams expected to compete.
By Chuck Reherman