CPHS Track: Aden Baughman wins State Championship in 800 meter run

Charles Page High School sophomore Aden Baughman has been utterly unstoppable in the 800 meter run this season, blowing away competitors left and right everywhere he goes. He has won six out of seven track meets, capping the year with a 6A State Championship win in Yukon.

Not only did he win the State Championship with the fastest performance of his career, but he won with a three-second margin of victory over the runner-up. The 1:53.16 run was a remarkable improvement over his Regional run of 1:55.42, which was already the fastest time of the season for any high school athlete at any meet in Oklahoma, at any classification. His new time was only 1.46 seconds behind the all-time State Tournament record set in 2007. 

The next four runners after Baughman were all seniors, leaving him with a 4.35 margin of victory over any runner he'll compete against next year. The Sandite still has one event left, and will compete in the 1600 run at 2:35 this afternoon.

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Kris Edwards took tenth place in shot put with throws of 44'01.50", 45'01.50", and 47'01.50". His best mark was just one inch short of his career-best. Moore junior Patrick Larrison took first in the event with a ten-foot margin of victory. He threw 63'03.00".

Tiqvah Soap placed sixteenth in the 800 meter run with a career-best performance of 2:30.79. Jenks junior Ally Ryan took first place in 2:09.28.