Six members of the Sulphur’s 2019 state runner-up track team, above, were named to the Oklahoma Track Coaches’ Association All-State team last week. The six, who are pictured above with other members of the 2029 runner-up team, are Kenzie Ruth, Makella Mobly, Jaidyn Vallandingham, Kyrtleigh Snow, Payton James and Faith Howe. At left is Sulphur head coach Terry Neal, far left and assistant coaches Emile Heitland, second from left, and Keith Garrett, far right. In top center is coach Tracy Eldred. PHOTO BY SABRINA DUCK
Three members in this group track photo, taken at a meet last year, were named to the Oklahoma Track Coaches’ Association All-State team named last week. They are, from right, Tavius McDonald, TJ Todd, and Logan Smith. At left, is Trey Kiser, who graduated in 2019 and not eligible for this year’s team, but nevertheless had a stellar athletic career in Sulphur. He won fourth in the state 100 meter event last May to wrap up his career. Also making the All-State team were John Farrell and Kyle Stevenson, in single photos at left. PHOTO BY SABRINA DUCK
Sulphur Athletes Named To All-State Track Team
A host of Sulphur boys and girls track athletes were selected to the Oklahoma Track Coaches Association All-State team last week, honoring 11 individuals among the state’s best after their season’s were cut short.
Kenzie Ruth, Makella Mobly, Jaidyn Vallandingham, Kyrtleigh Snow, Payton James and Faith Howe were named to the Class 3A girls team.
TJ Todd, Tavius McDonald, Logan Smith, Kyle Stevenson and John Farrell were selected to the Class 3A boys team.
Sulphur girls head coach Terry Neal, president of the OTCA, organized the inaugural all-state team selected by the board and is proud of how it turned out.
“Some of the other sports were recognizing their kids, like basketball and softball, and we wanted to do the same,” Neal said. “It was the first time we selected an all-state team and I think it turned out well.”
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