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Cates to run with the Bison

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Guthrie’s two-sport senior athlete, Zack Cates, flew high as a BlueJay on the track and course and on the next level he will be roaming with the Bison.

Zack Cates signs his letter with OBU to run with the Bison. Photo by Juana Benson.

Cates signed with Oklahoma Baptist University Thursday morning at Guthrie High School surrounded by Amber Given along with his Guthrie track coaches (Mike Longstreth, Matt Perring, Dietrich Hayes, Gary Boxley, and Clay Tarter) and OBU assistant coach Zach Johnson.

Cates will join 2010 Guthrie alum Jason Ogan on the Bison roster.

This past season, OBU sent two runners to the NAIA Cross Country Championships in Fort Vancouver, Washington.

OBU is coached by Ford Mastin, who is a four-time NAIA National Coach of the Year since starting with the Bison in 1996.

Cates helped propel the Jays to both the 2009 and 2010 state championships in cross country and track. In his final cross country run he finished second overall at the state meet with a time of 16:26.60 and was 12 seconds behind the overall winner Taler Buck of Deer Creek. Cates struck gold when his team won the 4 x 800 relay at the 2011 state track meet.

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Three peat is not to be for Jays

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Back-to-back-to-back came up four points shy for the Guthrie boys track team as Tulsa East Central took the top spot in the 5A state track meet.

The Cardinals secured the title when they finished second in the 1600 meter relay race to finish with 77 team points. Guthrie finished with 73 team points while state tournament host Ardmore was third with 71 points.

Leading the way for the BlueJays was Emmanuel Robinson, who won the 100 meters and 110 meter hurdles. The senior, who signed with Morgan State, ran a 10.76 in the 100 and 14.35 in the hurdles. At last years state meet, Robinson won the same two events in addition to the 4 x 100 relay.

Guthrie collected 20 points and the top spot in the 4 x 800 meter relay.

Lady Jays senior Erika Guerrero finished fourth overall in the pole vault.

For all the complete results view the OSSAA Track & Field State Championships results page.

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Emmanuel Robinson a key to Guthrie’s three-peat bid

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Emmanuel Robinson hardly ever stops smiling, and this week that grin seems just a little bigger. The Guthrie star is ready to put on a show in his last high school track meet.

Not only is he hoping for a good showing individually, but he wants to help the Bluejays to their third consecutive team state title at the Class 5A meet, which runs Friday and Saturday at Ardmore High School.

“I’m excited. It’s my last one, so I’ve got to do it big,” Robinson said. “There’s no holding back now, and I’ve got to go out and do my thing.

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Boys track claims regional title; set to defend

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The bulls eye target has been on the Guthrie boys track all season long and opponents will have one more opportunity to try to take them down as state champions.

The BlueJays, who have won the last two 5A state track meets, needed almost every single point they earned at the Mustang High School track to claim the regional championship. The Jays edged Deer Creek by four points 178-174 as Shawnee was a distance third with 85 points.

Emmanuel Robinson was up to his usual self by winning the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.71 to edge out his Deer Creek opponent by .10 of a second. Robinson turned around and won the 200 meter dash with a little bit more room when he ran a 22.22 and was .25 quicker then his Deer Creek runner.

Robinson continued his winning ways in the 100 meter hurdles as he blew by his opponents with a 14.25 finals times. The next runner came across at the 15.40 mark.

In the 400 meter run, sophomore Kyle Owens finished fourth as his teammate, Evan Watts, finished behind him.

In the 800 meter run it was Zac Cates and Alex Dorio advancing to state as they finished third and fourth. Cates finished with a time of 2:04.56 while Dorio came in at 2:05.39.

The Guthrie BlueJays will compete for their third straight state championship.

Cates and Walker Crosss finished second and third behind Deer Creek’s Taler Buck, who was the 5A state champion cross country winner. BlueJay Hunter Sallee just missed out on the top four by finishing fifth.

A good ol Guthrie and Deer Creek cross country battle played in the 3200 meter run as Buck took top honors, Cates was second, Deer Creek’s Blaine Powell was third, BlueJay junior Jonathan Ogan was fourth, and Cross was fifth. Just 28 seconds separated the five runners.

The BlueJay 4 x 100 relay team took top honors when they ran a 43.20 to win by .27 over Deer Creek.

Shawnee was two seconds quicker then the Jays in the 4 x 800 relay. Guthrie ran with Sallee, Dorio, Esau Paez, and Cross.

Tim Zupo, a three-sport letterman) finished second in the high jump with a leap of 6-02, but won the  long jump with a 20-11 mark. 

In the pole vault it was Guthrie junior Elias Kellogg was third with a jump of 12-0.

In the shot put and discus throw it was BlueJay Zach Brown earning both top spots. Brown finished with a 47-05.75 in the shot and 157-10 in the discus. Blake Belcher finished third in the shot put and Cody Doyle placed fourth in the discus.

Meanwhile, the Lady Jays did not finish as high, but will be sending numerous athlete’s to state this week state run in Ardmore on Friday and Saturday.

Guthrie’s Susie Unger was solid in the 100 meter dash by finishing second. The sophomore ran a 12.62 in the finals only to be out done by Deer Creek’s Kirsten Burnett (12.39).

Freshmen Lauren Toney ran both the 1600 and 3200 meter races as she finished ninth in the 1600 and sixth overall in the 3200.

Junior Kyra Macedo finished fifth in the 100 meter hurdles with a finals time of 17.58. Macedo took part in the 300 meter hurdles as well and finished eighth overall. She was announced as an additional qualifier in the 100 meter hurdle run at state.

The Lady Jays 4 x 100 relay team finished fourth with a time of 52.43.

Senior Erika Guerrero advanced to state with a 10-06 in the pole vault.

In the high jump, freshmen Katelyn Hinkle finished ninth overall with a 4-04 in the high jump.

Leeanna Baptiste just missed out on the fourth spot in the shot put, but junior Ellesia Brewer took third in the discus throw with a toss of 98-06 to advance.

Guthrie boys track claims another championship

April 30, 2011 2 comments

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For the third straight season, the Suburban Conference boy’s track championship runs through Guthrie. The Jays will continue to look to keep the “three” streak going when they defend their back-to-back state championships in two weeks.

The Lady Jays had an eighth place finish while the Guthrie freshmen boys finished fourth and the freshmen girls was fifth overall. The conference meets were held at Carl Albert High School on Friday afternoon.

The Jays finished with multiple first place finishes en route to a team score of 182 in the 10 team field. Deer Creek was a distant second with a score of 135.

In the field events, Zac Brown led the way with first place finishes in both the shot put and discus. Brown lifted the shot 46-5 and tossed the discus 147-5.5.

Tim Zupo took top honors in the long jump with a leap of 22.4. Michael Watts was third with a jump of 20-11. Zupo finished third with a 6-0 high jump and Watts was fourth at 5-10.

In the pole vault, Jay Kuruvilla was runner-up with a 9-6 and Shannon Stansbury was fourth at 8-6.

In the team events, the Jays crossed the line in 8.44.9 in the 4 x 800 relay to claim the top spot. Zac Cates, Hunter Sallee, Alex Dorio and Walker Cross led the way. In the 4 x400 relay, Emmanulel Robinson, Dorio, Esau Paez and Zupo ran a 3.41.0 to finish third. The speedsters of Alphonso Wilcots, Devonte McCully, Chad Nash and Robinson took second place in the 4 x 100 in a time of 44.27.

Jonathan Ogan is expected to have another big day at the state tournament.

In the 32oo meter run it was Jonathan Ogan leading the way with a 10.48.0. Cates and Walker crossed one-two in the 800 meter with times of 2.06.5 and 2.07.4.

Robinson continued his winning ways in the 110 hurdles with a sprint of 14.19 and had a second place finish in the 200 meter with a time of 22.57 while Wilcots finished fourth two seconds later.

For the Lady Jays it was Susie Unger with the best finish when she crossed the 100 meter run in 12.60 for a second place finish. As a team, Shawnee won the conference title with a dominating score of 196.

Unger along with Erika Guerrero, Kyra Macedo and Alma Robinson finished fourth in the 4 x 100 relay with a time of 53.14.

Guerrero pole vaulted a height of 9-6 for the second best attempt. Ashley Watkins placed fifth at 8-0.

Macedo ran a 56.52 in the 300 meter hurdles and Ellisia Brewer threw the discus at 87-2.

Freshmen have success

Robinson won the 200 meter race with a time of 29.32 and Asia Johnson was not to far behind to place third. Lauren Toney ran a 2.51.49 in the 800 meter to finish third and also ran a 6.31.94 in the 1600 meter for third. Makiala Carey landed a seven-foot leap in the pole vault.

For the freshmen boys, they placed fourth with a team score of 64 as Deer Creek took first with 152 points.

In the 4 x 100 team relay Adrian Smith, Calvin Parker, Landon Solorio and Michael Anderson finished second.

In individual runs, Anderson posted a 25.29 in the 200 meter, Sean Harvery ran a 2.24.2 in the 800 meter, Brandon Greenlee ran 5.19.1 in the 1600 meter, and in the 300 meter Khalil Moore was third with a time of 49.28 and Solorio finished fifth.

In the field events, Solorio was second in the high jump at 5-6, Parker was second in the long jump at 19-7.5 and Solorio finished behind him at 19-6.5, in the shot put it was Blake Finley with a fourth place finish with a toss of 41-3 and Peyton Haynes had a best toss of 38-2, and finally in the discus it was Finley with a throw of 105-11.

Guerrero wins pole vault in a jump off; boys take fourth

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The Guthrie boys and girls track team continued their tough schedule to begin the 2011 season with a trip to Edmond Memorial on Friday.

Guthrie’s Erika Guerrero took top honors in the pole vault in a jump off with a height of 10-3 to set a personal best by 9 inches.  Also for the Lady Jays, Ashley Shields  jumped 15-9 in the long jump to finish sixth.

Walker Cross ran his personal best in the 1600 meter run to help

The BlueJays finished fourth overall with a team score of 46 in a field of 6A schools along with Deer Creek. Edmond Memorial (177) and Edmond Santa Fe (132) were one-two and Norman was third (60). Memorial and Santa Fe are the top two ranked teams in 6A.

The 4 x 100 relay team of Alphonzo Wilcots, Devonte Mccully, Chad Nash, and Emmanuel Robinson placed second with a time of 43.53. Edmond was a touch quicker with a 42.38 time.

The 4 x 800 relay team of Hunter Sallee, Walker Cross, Alex Dorio, and Jonathan Ogan ran a 8.25.30 and was good for fourth with Memorial, Santa Fe, and Deer Creek ahead of them.

In the individual races, Robinson was second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.07 with Santa Fe’s runner (Teeters) finishing with a 10.72. Robinson also finished second in the 110 meter hurdle run that featured the best hurdle runners in the state with Edmond Santa Fe’s Gunnar Nixon.

Nixon just edged Robinson by just .30 of a second with a time of 14.24. The third place finisher was a nearly a second behind the elite.

McCully ran an 11.19 in the 100 meter for fourth while Alex Dorio finished fifth in the 400 meter with a time of 52.64.

“Alex Dorio had his best meet ever,” head coach Gary Boxley said. ” He ran 52.64 in the 400 which is a second better than he is ran before  and in the 4×8 he split 2:02 for his leg on the relay  which was a two second improvement. He is a senior and has been improving every meet.”

Hunter Sallee ran his second best time in the 1600 as he was five seconds from his personal best. His running mate Walker Cross ran a 4:46 in the same 1600 meter race and had an improvement of 11 seconds from his best time.

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Guthrie track claims Midwest City meet

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 The two-time defending Class 5A track and cross country state champions collected an impressive win Friday afternoon. The BlueJays was one of 11 teams competing in the Midwest City meet.

Guthrie got an impressive outing from senior sprinter Emmanuel Robinson by winning three events to help propel the Jays over Norman North and nine other 6A schools. Guthrie and Shawnee were the only 5A teams to compete.

“Good way to start the season, coach Gary Boxley said. “We had some young athletes who did not place that had some good performances  and improvements.”

Robinson ran a 10.74 in the 100 meters, 14.34 in the 110 meter hurdles, and a 22.20 in the 200 meter run. All three runs were good for the top spot.

Fellow senior runner Zack Cates ran a 2.03 in the 800 to finish second. Cates finished second overall in last October’s cross country state meet. Hunter Sallee, who finished seventh at cross country state, finished second in the 1600 with a personal best time of 4.43. Cross country state champion, Taler Buck, of Deer Creek, came away with the top spot.

Zack Brown continues to improve each week by tossing the shot put 45-8 and the discus  135-8. Both were good for second place as well.

Other participants for the Jays include, Alex Dorio finishing third in the 800  with a 2.05, Devonte Mccully, who just joined the track in his senior year, was fifth in the 100 meter run in 11.15, and Walker Cross was sixth in the 1600 meters in a time of 4.57.

The BlueJay relay team of Cross, Sallee Dorio, and Cates took top honors with a time of 8.27.5.

For the Lady Jays, Erika Guerrero finished second in the pole vault while the 4×100  relay team of Guerrero, Kyra Macedo, Susie Unger, and Nicole Notz was 6th.

Guthrie will next compete at Edmond Memorial on March 25th with a start time of 3:00.

Boys Team Standings:
1. Guthrie – 105
2. Norman North – 94  
3. Southmoore 

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