Oklahoma Track Athletes Ranked in the Top 100 of 2024

Oklahoma Track Athletes Ranked in the Top 100 of 2024

This season was one to remember. With state records going down across many events and all around good performances. Here are the athletes and relay teams that placed in the top 100 nationally. 

Tulsa Union Boys 4x100 ranked 29th in the country with a time of 40.74. This mark was also a state record. The Tulsa Union Boys also ran a state record 4x200m with a time of 1:24.56. This mark put them at 12th in the country. Lastly for the Tulsa Union sprint crew, their near state record run of 3:15.46 in the 4x400 meters, put them at 55th in the country. 

The Broken Arrow boys 4x200m also got in the national rankings with a time of 1:25.72, good for 43rd. 

Trystan Haynes out of Carl Albert ran 47.24 at the 5A state meet. This mark ranked him tied for 79th in the country. Not far behind was Elijah Green out of Classen, ranked 91st in a time of 47.32.

Gage Spencer out of Bristow ran 10.39 in the 100m to put him at 87th. 

Moving on to the distance, Brody Woodcock out of Deer Creek ran 4:08.02, which was good for 68th in the country. This time is also the fastest time ran in this event by an Oklahoma high school athlete ever. Although, it will not count towards the state record. 

Joshua Rammage from Southmoore took down the 800m state record at the 6A state meet. His time of 1:51.35 ranked him 63rd in the country. 

As for the hurdles, Brendan Badie from Coweta finished the season with a personal best of 37.39 in the 300m to rank him tied for 51st. Dean Mccune from Jenks finished with a time of 37.58, which ranked him tied for 73rd. 

Braden Garrison from Dewey finished his impressive year in the shot put by ending up 24th in the country with a throw of 64-4.75.

As for the jumps, Niqualas Chew from Elgin was the highlight. His leap of 25-3.5 feet put him at 3rd in the country. This was the highest placement by any Oklahoman athlete this year. 

Graham Murphy from Heritage Hall and Ty Burnett from Kiefer both tied for 38th with jumps of 6-10. They were followed by Da Rique Cornegay from Eisenhower who tied for 78th with a jump of 6-9.

Jordan Atkinson from Mustang led the way in the 200m rankings for Oklahoma girls. Her mark of 23.75 ranked her at 76th in the country. 

Bella Nelson from Owasso continued her 800m dominance, ranking her 89th with a time of 2:09.59.

Kayvon Nubine from Edmond Memorial and Inara Ukawuba from Edmond North both cracked the top 50 in the 100m hurdles. Nubine's 13.70 put her tied for 35th and Ukawuba's 13.74 put her tied for 40th. In the 300m hurdles, Amaya Harrison from Union tied 98th with a time of 43.21.

Moving on to the jumps, Kassidi Watkins from Mustang finished her season ranked 25th in the long jump with a leap of 20-3. Jacey Hammon from Plainview jumped 5-10 in the high jump to rank her tied for 15th. Emily Cloutier from Mustang was ranked at a tie for 26th with her vault of 13-2, and May Pachner from Shattuck vaulted 12-9 this season, which puts her at 45th. 

Libby Jaquez out of Moore threw the shot put 46-7 feet, which put her at 37th in the country. Deyanna Douglass from Midwest City threw 44-3.5, good for a tie at 94th. 

Three athletes ranked in the top 100 for the discus. Kat Meacham from Clinton led the way with a throw of 167-3, good for 8th in the country. This also marks Oklahoma's 2nd athlete in the top 10 nationally. Christina Barnett from OKC Storm Homeschool threw 154-0 which put her at 38th. Lastly, Kelli Despain out of Edmond Memorial threw 147-5 to put her at a tie for 83rd. 

Congratulations to all the athletes that managed to get on this list. 

Thanks for reading,

Shawn Rutledge