ABOVE: Sulphur’s 1600 meter relay team, from left, Macenzie Ruth, Makella Mobly, Jaidyn Vallandingham and Kyrtleigh Snow, are all smiles after winning the state title in that event last Saturday


The Lady Bulldog track team soared to new heights last Saturday, capturing a runner-up title at the state meet in Owasso.The team pictured above with their coaches are shown above after a stellar performance. In addition to their runner-up title, the girls were designated as academic state champions in the sport.


Lady Bulldog pole vaulter, Faith Howe, won her second consecutive vaulting title at last Saturday’s state meet in Owasso. Howe, a junior, soared to a school record 12-2 to easily win the event by more than two feet over a trio of girls who cleared 10 feet.

LEFT: Lady Bulldog Macenzie Ruth, right, came from way back in the pack to win the girl’s 300 hurdle’s event at last Saturday’s state track meet in Owasso. Ruth nosed out Victory Christian’s Jess Gilyard at the tape.


Sulphur’s 4x200 relay team, above, broke school record at last Saturday’s state track meet and won 2nd with a time of 1:46.74. The team is composed of Macenzie Ruth, Jaidyn Ballandingham, Makella Mobly and Payton James, from left.


Lady Bulldogs Capture 2nd In State Track Meet; Howe Wins 2nd Vaulting Title

All season long, the Sulphur boys and girls track teams displayed success on the road to the state meet. And when they got to Catoosa, they certainly saved the best for last. The girls team finished as runner up and saw three state champions, while the boys finished 10th and had four top five finishes. “At state, it sort of summarized the whole season,” said Sulphur girls head coach Terry Neal. “We thought we had a chance to win the whole thing and almost everyone ran their best times of the year. We broke five school records at state.” The girls 4x400 relay team (Makella Mobly, Jaidyn Vallandingham, Kyrtleigh Snow and Kenzie Ruth) broke their own school record they set not long ago, capturing gold by running 4:04.17. They beat the old record by five seconds. “I was really proud of the mile relay,” Neal said. “Sure, they broke the school record and did it by five seconds, but we had to in order to win the whole thing.” Ruth, a junior, shattered her school record in the 300 hurdles to win gold, running 44.76. “She destroyed her school record by around two seconds,” Neal said. “She has done so great all year and performed at her best when she needed it most.” Junior Faith Howe won her second straight state title in the pole vault, as she dominated the competition. Howe vaulted 12-02 and the runner up marked at 10’. “Faith did a great job, winning her second in a row and breaking her school record,” Neal said.



To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.

Sulphur Times-Democrat

P.O. Box 131
Sulphur, OK 73086
PH: (580) 622-2102