Poteau track athletes medal at Class 5A State Meet

YUKON — Five Poteau High School track athletes won medals at the Class 5A State Meet, which took place Friday and Saturday at Yukon High School’s Miller Stadium.Deven Bond won three medals, two individually. Bond was third in the 3,200-meter run (12:12.04) and fourth in the 1,600-meter run (5:33.3). She was part of the third-place 3,200-meter relay team of Colleen Peterson, Haley Griggs and Kandace Standridge that had a time of 9:56.88.Standridge was a multiple-medal winner as well as she was fourth in the 800-meter run (2:24.73).Trevor Shankle scored the Pirates’ two points of the state meet as he was fifth in the shot put (48-5.5).The Pirates had three individuals compete at state. Kendrick Hardaway, who is a member of the Class 4A state title soccer team, was 10th in the 200-meter dash (22.98 seconds), Shankle was 11th in the discus (133-10) and Troy Barnett was 12th in the shot put (45-3).On the girls side, the Lady Pirates had two other relays place, but did not medal. Peterson, Brittany Fox, Standridge and Latifah Harris were seventh in the 1,600-meter relay (4:15.25), while Marissa Smith, Peterson, Brianna Steele and Harris were 14th (1:52.89).As a team, the Lady Pirates were eighth with 26 points.