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Duncan girls relay team chases after state title

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DUNCAN, OK (KSWO) -Many of the girls on Duncan high school's track team have big dreams of running in college, but for now they're focused on bringing home a state title.

This year, a lot of the athletes are ranked top in the state in their individual events like pole vaulting, hurdles and long jump, but one relay team that's been training and competing together for over two years is motivated to beat their ranking for this year, 3rd in the state in Class 5A.

Competing against the best and winning. That's the goal of this Duncan women's 4 by 200 meter relay team that's ranked 3rd in Oklahoma Class 5A.
 
"It's pretty awesome, but then again it's really nerve wracking because you have to keep that spot maintained and stuff and so you have to work hard a lot," said Reynolds.
 
Spending hours on the track and in the weight room is what Junior sprinter Savannah Reynolds and her relay team have gotten in a routine of doing. After taking home runner up at state last year, they believe this hard work will be the difference maker this year.
 
"It's a great feeling," said Makayla Gibson. "Just knowing we're all working hard towards the same goal. I hope that we do better than what we are ranked. It would be really awesome."
 
Sophomore Makayla Gibson says it's pretty tough balancing school and workouts, but it's taught her a lot about herself.
 
Team chemistry is what Rachel Dickens, a junior sprinter thinks separates them from everyone else.
 
"We are all the same team and we know how we run," said Dickens. "We know each other and like it's good to have the same people with you that have been with you for two years now."
 
Skylar Standokes is a senior leader on the team. She will continue her career after Duncan at The University of Central Oklahoma. When she looks back on her four years of running, she hopes to leave behind a legacy. A legacy, no one will ever forget.
 
"Being state champions in all of our individual events and as a team and just going out strong," said Standokes.

Both Duncan's girls and boys teams won their last regular season track meet on Thursday and will compete at Regionals next Saturday at Edmond Santa Fe High School. Then, if they qualify for state, that will be May 12th and 13th at Yukon High School.

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