By Chuck Reherman
EDMOND – A good start.
Yukon’s Millerette track team opened the season with a good start, winning two goal medals and finishing sixth overall in the Edmond Santa Fe Invitational.
Kyla Davis continued her streak of gold medals by winning the pole vault and Avery Stanley won the 1600 meter run to key the Millerettes’ sixth place finish.
YHS scored 75 points on the day. Edmond Memorial won with 257.5 and Edmond North was second with 130.
“I thought the first meet went well,” Millerette head coach Rod Zimmerman said. “We have to consider that we had the unexpected two weeks off due to weather, so we lost some time to condition and work on some skill things.
“Then there was the wind which was brutal ,” he added. “We get wind like that here but it would have been nice for the kids not to have that the first meet out. With all of that it’s been a year since we were at a track meet and it was nice to be back.”
Davis continued her streak in the pole vault, clearing 12-0. She went for 12-6 and missed on her three tries in battling a strong wind.
All the other vaulters had gone out before Davis even came into the competition. Yukon had two other vaulters place, Haley Bollinger took fourth with an 8-6 vault and Davis Crabtree was sixth at 8-0.
Stanley, who anchored the 4×800 relay, won the 1600-meter run in a time of 5:40.19. Elora Jones was sixth in 5:52.78. The two had paired with Emily Schneider and Harper Barlow to finish third in the 4×800 in 10:45.47.
“We saw some good things from several people,” Zimmerman said. “Kyla had some strong vaults for her first meet out, Avery ran a good 1600 race as did the 4×800. They are all girls that have been with us and handle things well and did a good job in their first meet back.
“We saw some good things from some of our new younger runners also,” he added. “Mainly there performances told us a little more about them and gives us an idea on how we might want to move forward with them throughout the year. So overall it was a productive meet for us.”
Brooklyn Cox finished third in the discus with a throw of 105-feet. Taylor McMahon took fifth in the long jump with a leap of 15-7.
Kailan Parks ran to a fifth place finish in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:45.60 and Haley Downing was fifth in the 400 in a time of 1:06.57. Nora England ran sixth in the 3200-meter run in a time of 13:54.83. The 4×100 team of Downing, Caydence Mikhelotti, Jacey Henson and Madison Dean was sixth in 56.10 seconds.