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May 15, 2013

State track heats up

YUKON — Haley Woodard heard all the talk. Throughout the track season, the Norman North sophomore knew a showdown was coming between her and Tyler Wisby of Edmond Santa Fe.

Woodard had defeated Wisby last season to win the 400 meter state title. But it was the first time Woodard had ever run track and many thought Wisby was going to come back with a vengeance to take back what was hers.

Woodard had other plans. She destroyed the competition Saturday at the 6A state track and field championship by taking the 400 meter crown with a time of 55.84.

“Last year I really didn’t know how big of a deal it really was to win state,” Woodard said. “I didn’t shed a tear last year. Obviously this year, I am. It’s completely different. It’s so hard. I didn’t even realize how hard that race was last year.”

Just like last season, it was Wisby who got out to a slight lead early on in the race. But that just spurred Woodard on as she cruised alone down the back stretch at Yukon High.

“Everyone was like, ‘It’s you or Wisby,’” Woodard said. “The rivalry definitely adds to my mental state. She got a little bit ahead of me, I didn’t like it. That definitely helped me to kick it in gear.”

After Woodard rolled over Wisby in the 400, Wisby didn’t touch the track the rest of the meet. With her Wolves squad still in contention for a team title, she bailed out of the 200 meter dash and the 4x400 meter rely. It was not clear whether the senior was injured or unable to handle getting beat two years in a row by Woodard.

“I’m also emotional because she ran really hard,” Woodard said. “I think she was hurting her hamstring or cramping or something. It was her last race. I feel for her because I know in my last race I am going to want to win, too..”

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