Elgin's Drapeau twins, Lowe shine in state track meet
YUKON Several area track and field athletes in Class 5A were overwhelmed with joy on Saturday after taking gold or still finding themselves on the podium with a medal draped around their neck.
The Drapeau twins Kelsey and Keith from Elgin, shared the podium spotlight together, with Keith winning the high jump on Friday and Kelsey leaping for third place in the long jump on Saturday.
Connor Roddy of Duncan went out on top with his fourth discus state championship in four years. Roddy also finished runner-up in shot put, propelling the Duncan boys to a second place team finish with 54 points. Carl Albert was crowned the Class 5A boys champion with 135 points.
The Demons also had help from Roderick Standokes, who won the sprint doubles title, taking gold in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
The Duncan girls also had a strong showing, showcasing three athletes on the podium in the 100 meter hurdles with Savannah Reynolds taking home gold.
Lakysia Johnson of Altus edged Aleigha Lowe of Elgin in the home stretch to win the 300 meter hurdles.
Here is how some of the standouts' journeys to the podium unfolded on Saturday at Yukon High School.