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Tecumseh Track Continues To Break School Records


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Tecumseh takes the win in the 4x400.

Tecumseh Track went on the road last Friday and more Savage records fell at the Quanah Cox Invitational Track Meet in Duncan.

Alex Schovanec broke the Tecumseh High School record in the discus with a fling of 163'9" and a first-place finish. Meanwhile the 1600-meter relay team of Raymond Thomas, Jared Cheatwood, Clayton Rackley and Jaxon Day claimed gold and set a new school record with a time of 3:23.15.

Raymond Thomas came in second in the 400-meter run with a 50.91 and the 3200-relay squad of Anthony Billy, Cheatwood, Rackley and Day was second with a time of 8:31.53.

Schovanec took third in the shot put with a heave of 48'7.5" and Rackley was third in the 800-meter run in 2:00.61. Graham Dickson claimed fourth place in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.21.

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Tecumseh track members make the hand-off in the last leg of the 4x400.

On the Lady Savages' side of the meet, Kayla McGruder led the way with two gold medal runs. McGruder was first in the 800-meter and the 16+00-meter run with times of 2:26.08 and 5:46.91 respectively. Emily Hall also claimed a top spot in the field with a 37'5.5" throw of the shot put. Hall was also fourth in the discus.

Cierra Garcia was second in the 200-meter run with a time of 26.75. Garcia was also fifth in the 400-meter run and sixth in the long jump for the Lady Savages. McGruder joined Jacey Cox, Madison Day and Addison Day to take fourth in the 3200-meter relay in 10:38.56.

The Savages and Lady Savages will travel back to Duncan for the Regional Meet this Saturday as they try to advance to State Meet. The field events begin at 9:30 am and the running events begin at 9:45 am.


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