CHS winds up track season at state meet

May 09, 2024

Comanche’s Makisig Rogers is just a freshman, but he already has brought home some hardware from the state track meet.

Rogers finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles (41.39 seconds) to earn his award. Rogers was the highest-placing freshman in the race. Four of the five runners that finished ahead of him were seniors, making the future look bright for the hurdler.

Seven Comanche athletes participated in the Class 3A State Track Meet at Catoosa last Friday and Saturday.

“I was pleased with our performance,” said Jason Miller, head coach. “I think our kids did the best they could. Brilee Combs was our lone girl qualifier. She had her best times in both events for the season.”

Combs finished 10th in the 800 meters (2:33.49) and 11th in the 1600 meters (5:47.64).

Besides Rogers’ run in the hurdles, Corbin Bowen and Kruz Lile competed in individual events.

Bowen finished 14th in the preliminaries in the 110-meter hurdles (16.85 seconds) and did not qualify for the finals.

Lile finished 13th in the 100-meter dash preliminary (11.51). Only the top eight preliminary finishers made the final.

Comanche was also represented by teams in the 400-meter relay and the 1600-meter relay. The 400-meter team consisted of Rylan White, Brycen Lassley, Corbin Bowen and Kruz Lile. They finished 14th (45.07).

The 1600-meter relay team of Lile, Cooper Epperson, Lassley and Bowen finished 13th (3:34.61).

“Corbin and Kruz had good showings in their individual events,” Miller said. “Kruz is only going to improve each year and has a lot to motivate him for next season.”

Miller said it was the first time Comanche had taken boys relay teams to the state meet in more than 10 years.

“Both teams did us proud,” Miller said. “We lose Corbin to graduation next year but get everyone else back. I think our track future is looking up.”