Avant girls finish as state runner-up in girls ORES Div. 3 track

Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The Lady Chieftains of Avant School finished their track and field season for 2022 as the North Region Runner-up in Division 3 of the Oklahoma Rural Elementary Schools. The Avant team is composed of seventh-graders and eighth-graders. The team also placed as the State Runner-up in Division 3.

"Proud doesn't begin to describe how I feel about these kids," Coach Sean Holcomb said. "They are good students, better friends and they have never once failed to rise to a challenge and meet it head-on. They win with humility and lose with grace."

He said that he issued the team a challenge.

"I challenged this group when the year started to 'Leave a Legacy that will last a Lifetime' and I believe they have done that as a lot of their careers as Chieftains come to a close," Holcomb said.

State meet results for the Lady Chieftains were as follows: 

Nellie Holcomb 

400 meter, state runner-up

300 hurdles, 4th

Lyndsi Hicks 

100 hurdles, 4th

Ava Ward

200 meters, 4th

Jacey Phillips

400 meters, 4th

Emily Bushyhead

Discus, 4th

4x100 relay state runner-up

Liberty Latty

Ava Ward

Lyndsi Hicks

Nellie Holcomb 

4x200 relay, state runner-up

Jacey Phillips

Ava Ward

Lyndsi Hicks

Nellie Holcomb

Regional meet results were as follows:

Nellie Holcomb 

400 meter, regional champ

300 hurdles, regional champ

Lyndsi Hicks

Long Jump, regional champ

100 hurdles, regional runner-up

Ava Ward

100 meters, regional runner-up

200 meters, regional runner-up

Liberty Latty 

Long Jump, regional runner-up

100 meters, Bronze Medal

Jacey Phillips

400 meters, Bronze Medal

Emery Holcomb

Discus, regional runner-up

4x100, regional champions

Liberty Latty 

Ava Ward 

Lyndsi Hicks 

Nellie Holcomb 

4x200, regional champions

Liberty Latty 

Ava Ward 

Lyndsi Hicks 

Nellie Holcomb 

4x200 Bronze Medal

Lilly Ward 

Emery Holcomb 

Rylee Roach

Jacey Phillips

Photo cutline: The Avant Lady Chieftains finished the 2022 track and field season as the state runner-up in Oklahoma Rural Elementary Schools (ORES) Division 3. Coach Sean Holcomb is way beyond proud of the young ladies.