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May 13, 2013

Tiger frosh make big impact at state meet

YUKON, OK — Pryor freshmen Jaquwan Blaylock, Kendall Odle and Angie Gomez made some waves at last weekend's 5A state track meet at Yukon High School.

Blaylock and Odle each competed in two events while Gomez finished tied for 14th in the pole vault.

Sophomore Courtney Miller notched the highest placement of any Tiger at state with a shot put of 37 feet, 2 inches. Miller's toss was good for fourth place.

Blaylock began the meet with an 11th-place finish in the preliminaries of the 110-meter hurdles, notching a time of 16.29. Then Blaylock and the other members of the 4x200-meter relay team — Carson Smallwood, Blade Pickup and Jabarre Blaylock — took 12th in their race.

Long distance runner Odle took eighth in the girls 1600-meter race with a time of 5:43.59 and 11th in the 3200 meters, clocking in at 13:01.10.

Smallwood, a senior, finished ninth in the preliminaries of the 200-meter dash. Smallwood's 22.98 was .02 seconds off of the final qualifying mark.

Smallwood also took 12th in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 3.25 inches.

Fellow senior Brett Stevens claimed 11th in the 3200 meters with a time of 10:32.74.

Juniors Jerry Tolman and Scott Hill grabbed sixth place in the high jump and pole vault, respectively. Tolman cleared 6 feet, 2 inches on his jump, while Hill skied 13 feet, 6 inches on his vault.

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