Millerettes place 11th in Classic

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Jaycee Willingham leads a Duncan hurdler in the 100-meter hurdles. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
It was one of the largest fields in a track meet this season and with limited number of competitors, it was going to be a long day for Yukon’s Miller Track team.
The Millerettes placed in only one event and finished 15th in a field of 37 teams with 13 points in the Yukon Track Classic at YHS Stadium.
Edmond Memorial won the team title with 109 points. Southmoore finished second with 91 and Edmond North third with 51.
“At the beginning of the meet I was worried about having enough workers to run off the events since we have not been in school and have not seen all of our teams in two weeks,” Millerette coach Roz Zimmerman said. “Several of our kids that were not competing were there along with some middle school track kids and coaches as well as alumni and even some coaches that used to coach with us. We also had a lot of parents help out the booster club in concessions and hospitality. It ran really well with all the help.
“Competition wise it was a tough day and we had explained to our kids this week that it would be the largest meet we had been to and one of the toughest,” he added. “All of our points for the girls came from the pole vault. On an extremely windy day they did well.
“While that was all of our scoring we did have some pr’s (personal records) and that’s all we can ask of any of our kids especially with the wind we dealt with. Savannah (Curry) has been working hard and was a little faster in her 400 as was Hannah (Cavin). Hannah was also faster in the 200 she is coming along and isn’t back where she wants to be but is moving back that direction. Jaycee Willingham matched her 100 hurdle pr, she has had a long week with three soccer games and the track meet to top off the week. She was pretty tired by the end of the day but ran hard. Our schedules the next couple of weeks in both sports calm down some so she will be able to get some rest, recover and get her legs back under her. I expect to see her times drop the next few weeks.”
Kyla Davis had her string of gold medals snapped in the pole vault. She cleared 11-feet to finish second behind Norman’s Chandler Brannum. Brannum also cleared 11-feet but took the gold on less misses.
Maycie Reed placed fourth with a vault of 10-0 (a personal best) and Kenadi Hamilton was sixth at 9-6.
“Maycie finishing fourth, a big pr for her,” Zimmerman said. “Channa (Hines) also had a good day clearing nine-foot and just finishing out of the points. Like I have said before they are a really good group of vaulters and I think they are going to finish the season pretty strong.”
The Millerettes will compete in the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference Meet April 26 at Moore High School.