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Oluka Okia broke the McKinney School pole vault record by an entire foot at Thursday's home meet. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

SPORTS SUNDAY — Okia breaks McKinney pole vault record

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Oluka Okia made the McKinney school record books this week by pole vaulting 8’6” at the first home track and field meet of the year, surpassing the previous record by an entire foot. Okia broke the previous record of 7’6″ held by Nathan Miller (2010) and Zane Pergram (2011).

Overall, both the boys and girls McKinney teams came in third out of six teams.

Okia then went on to win the high jump competition, clearing 5’2” before narrowly missing three attempts to set a new school record in that event as well. The Yellow Springs boys dominated the high jump as Kaner Butler (5’0”) took second and CJ Johnson came in fourth (4’06”).

The girls 4×200-meter relay team crushed the competition with a winning time of 2:04.8. The relay (Ayeshia Allison, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn, Maya Creighton and Julia Roberts) is so far undefeated this season.


Other first place finishers were Johnson in the 1600 meter (5:30.35) and 800 meter (2:37.85) and Kaliyah Fulton in the pole vault (5’0”) and 800 meter (3:06.42). Second place finishers were Rhona Marion 100 meter hurdles (19.45) and long jump (12’8”), Kaner Butler in the 110 meter hurdles (20.36) and Gabe Trilliana the pole vault (6’6”). Third place finishers were the 4×100-meter relay team (Brintlinger, Creighton, Roberts, Skinner) in 1:01.42, the boys 4×200-meter relay team (Cameron Haught, Devon Perry, Aaron Scherwood and Levi Brown), Julia Roberts in the 200-meter hurdles (35.84) and Aaron Scherwood in the 200-meter run (28.66).

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