On Saturday May 8th, 2021, the Muskogee Rougher Track Team competed at the 6A Regional Track Meet in Sapulpa, OK. Ten Roughers qualified in all based on some outstanding performances.
The boys 4x200m relay team of Michael Vann, Brandon Buchanan, Rahiem Payne, and Kennedy McGee finished 3rd and qualified for the state meet with a time of 1:33.06. The girls 4x100m (49.48) and 4x200m (1:46.90) relay teams of Rakiya Lang, Alexis Nicholson, Mya Williams, and Jakayla Swanson also qualified for the state meet with a 3rd and 4th place finish respectively.
Individual qualifiers include Rakiya Lang, 3rd in the 100m 12.60, De’Riayah Lee 4th in 300m hurdles (49.78), Alexis Nicholson 4th (26.39), and Jakayla Swanson 5th (26.68) in the 200m. Several other athletes had personal best performances at the meet including Ashlen Freeman, 6th in the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.49; Joycelynn Gaines, 5th in long jump with a jump of 15’06”; and Bryce Duncan, 7th in the 400m with time of 52.80. The boys team finished 8th out of 8 teams with 18 points scored, and the girls finished 6th out of 8 teams with 39 points scored.
The Track & Field State Championship will be held at Edmond Santa Fe on Saturday, May 15th.