Outdoor Week Two Recap: Edmond North + Indoor Nationals


Week Two of outdoor is now wrapped up. This week saw a meet canceling (Jenks) but still had plenty of good performances to discuss. The highlight was the Edmond North Home Meet, which is where most of these performances took place. 


Starting with the sprints and hurdles, we have the sophomore, Autumn Mundis, out of Broken Arrow High School winning the girls 100m and 300m hurdles at Edmond North. Her time of 15.71 and 48.31 puts her near the top of the state. 

Staying on the topic of hurdles, James Duncan out of Chandler won the 110m hurdles at Edmond North with a time of 14.56. Ryan Jackson from Norman North was the 300m champ running sub 40 seconds with a time of 39.98. 

The boys 4x400m is an important race come state meet time. Often, it can be the deciding factor in a meet, especially a state championship. With the Tulsa Union boys running 3:19.43 last week at Holland Hall, the 6A 4x400m is off to a great start. This is especially true considering Broken Arrow High School just put up a 3:20.27 at Edmond North to win the 4x400m. With these two Tulsa County schools leading the state in the 4x400m thus far, expect some quick 4x400m times the rest of this season. 

In the open 100m races at Edmond North, Helen Olszewski from Casady won in a time of 11.86, another great time and win for Olszewski. Kayleb Barnett won the boys race, with a 10.64. The athlete out of Broken Arrow has had a great start to his season and it'll be fun to watch how he continues to navigate the rest of the season. 

Lastly for the sprint and hurdle section is Aven Hobbs with a 49.42 to win the open 400m at Edmond North. The junior out of Ponca City proved his possible contention for the state title with this race. The open 400m is gearing up to be very fast, and Hobbs is another athlete to watch out for in this event. 


At Edmond North Elizabeth Jaques won the Shot Put by roughly 7 feet with a throw of 44 feet. This mark would have put her 2nd in returners last year, so it's a great sign to have another athlete in the mix in this event. Jaques is from Moore High School

On the boys side for the shot put, Hayden Wolfe won by about 6 feet with a throw of 53'. Wolfe is from Edmond North, and with this mark of 53', he surely has put himself as a potential contender for a state medal. This bodes well for the Edmond North boys, as they are a squad that could potentially make a run at the state title this season due to their plethora of quality athletes in different events. 

Another big mark for the throws was Christina Barnett. She won by roughly 30 feet with a throw of 138 in the discus, which would put her 3rd for returners last year. Barnett is another athlete out of the OKC Storm Homeschool program that is making noise in the discus. 

Moving on to the jumps is BA going one and two in the boys long jump and Bartlesville going one and two in the girls long jump at Edmond North. Both of these programs having two athletes that could be on the podium at the state meet is huge for the team scoring. The pole vault resulted in a win for Davis Crabtree (Yukon High School 10 '9) and Reese Qualls (Edmond North High School) winning in 14' 6. Also important to note, Cooper Wakley jumped 14 '6 as well, but Qualls had the tiebreaker. 

The main highlights for the field events this week have to be Daniel Yebit and Atticus Thompson. Yebit, the freshman out of Yukon High School, leaped 6 '6 in the high jump, which puts him towards the top of the state. To start your high school career jumping 6 '6 is very impressive, and it will be truly special to see how the rest of Yebit's high school career plays out.

As for Atticus Thompson, he took a trip to Nike Indoor Nationals to see what he could do in the long jump. Not only did Thompson jump a state lead with 23' 6.25, he also won the event. Quite the performance from the Sophomore out of Clinton High School


As for the distance this week, we saw some great performances. To begin, let's shout out Brody Woodcock from Deer Creek High School running 4:18 at New Balance Indoor Nationals. Just missing his PR of 4:17. Woodcock has now run under 4:20 three times this indoor + outdoor season. If Woodcock continues to keep up this level of consistency in the 1600m, he will be setting himself up well for a great state meet performance. 

Next, a new school record dropped for Piedmont High School. The girls 4x800m squad ran 9:43 to win this event at Edmond North and solidify themselves at the top of the girls 4x800m at Piedmont. 

Also at Edmond North, Zachary Rutherford continues his great start to the season with a triple. He won a tactical mile in 4:28, split a 1:59 in the 4x800 to help his team win, and picked up another 3200m victory with a 9:38. Rutherford is one of those distance athletes that we could see at the top of the podium at the state meet. Following an impressive indoor season, he has backed it up with multiple victories in the two outdoor meets he has competed in. 

Gentry Turner had quite a day at Edmond North. She won the 1600m in a pretty dominant performance with a time of 5:02. Before this quick 1600m, she won the 3200m against a few other of Oklahoma's best distance runners with a time of 10:52. The senior out of Bartlesville is one to watch as the outdoor season continues.

Lastly, Joshua Rammage from Southmoore won the open 800m at Edmond North with a 1:57 and Malana Eureste out of Bishop Kelley won in 2:17.77. For Rammage, this time puts him as another athlete in contention for the 6A 800m state title. The 800m is almost always a very competitive race for the 6A division. So, having another athlete be in the mix to win just intensifies the competitiveness of the event. As for Eureste, this time is .74 seconds behind her best time from last year's outdoor season. Eureste has a personal best of 2:14.96, so she is definitely a candidate to make some noise in the 800m this season. 


Broken Arrow wins the Edmond North meet with 142 points for boys and wins girls with 109 points. A great performance for the Broken Arrow Program. They have had a stellar start to the season and have solidified themselves as one of the best programs in the state at this current time. 

Great job to all who competed this past week. We at Milesplit OK appreciate the support as we continue to get this going, and we cannot wait to meet many more of you at upcoming meets this season. Thank you for reading!

- Shawn Rutledge