Track teams wrap up indoor season

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By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
ENID – Yukon wrapped up the indoor track season with a solid finish at the Chisholm/Enid Indoor at the Garfield County Expo Center in Enid.
The Millers finished fifth in a field of 13 teams. The Millerettes were 10th in a field of 16 teams.
“Friday’s meet was good for us” Miller head coach Matt Parent said. “Several athletes that hadn’t gotten to run as much were able to mix it up a little bit.
“Also, our hurdlers decided they wanted one last meet before the outdoor season starts,” he said. “It was really good for those guys. Weather has kept us from really doing too much in practice, so we used the meet to load our runners up. It allowed us to have a really good, high intensity practice.”
Chris Gerber won the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 7.95 seconds. Blake Gerber finished second in 8.00 and Karl Tech was third in 8.60 seconds.
Blake had finished first in the prelims and Chris was second.
Kole Frederick ran second in the 400 in 53.26 seconds. Chris Gerber ran a fourth place time of 54.39 seconds and Blake Gerber was eighth in 54.86 seconds
“Our hurdlers did a great job,” Parent said. “Chris and Blake placed first and second in the hurdles, and Karl placed sixth. We really ran well. In the 400, Kole Frederick and Chris and Blake combined to place. Those three combined with Cash Neese to place fourth in the 4 x 160 relay.
“Also, the same group placed third in the 4 x 320 relay. These guys ran a lot and did well for us, scoring all of our points for the day. They got a great workout in for sure.”
The 4×320 relay ran third in 2:47.19 and the 4×160 was third in 1:16.12.
Now our attention turns to the outdoor season,” Parent said. “Our first meet will be at Putnam City High School for the Putnam City North Invitational on Saturday, March 7th.”
The Millerettes had one gold medal and placed in two events on the day.
Kyla Davis won the pole vault, clearing the bar at 12-6. Haley Bollinger was third at 8-0.
The 4×800 relay team placed sixth in 11:32.04.
“Everyone worked really hard and they are coming along,” Millerette coach Rod Zimmerman said. “Kyla and Haley both have really good work ethic and are putting some time into getting better at what they do and it shows. Bollinger cleared the highest height she has vaulted and I think she will pass that early in the outdoor season.
“Davis is right at where she left off last year at the state meet, she cleared 12-6 and took the bar to 13-0 where she had an attempt that was close to clearing it. She differently was high enough to clear the 12-9 she cleared last year in May at state. Her vaulting just keeps improving she is really bending the pole and letting it do a lot of the work.
“I felt Kailan Parks had a good day in the 4×800, Shala Allen and Jocelyn Jenkins ran well in open 400 and the 4×320. Everyone has gotten faster and in better shape.
“We have several that are ahead of where they started last season and even some that are even to where they finished last season so I expect to see some good things as we go through the outdoor season.”