If there was any question of if the Ardmore Lady Tigers are hungry to be state champions this season, those questions were answered with an emphatic statement Saturday afternoon.

If there was any question of if the Ardmore Lady Tigers are hungry to be state champions this season, those questions were answered with an emphatic statement Saturday afternoon.

Despite finishing third in the team standings, the Ardmore Lady Tigers, along with the Ardmore Tigers athletes left no doubt they are ready for the Class 5A state track meet this weekend.

AHS’ girls made their marks in the relay events, claiming gold in all but one relay event.

The 1600 meter relay resulted in silver for the Lady Tigers, as the team of Kaydan Johnson, Amaya Gordon, Tinia Williams, and Caitlin Bart ran a solid time of 10:38.87, finishing only behind Elgin.

In the 100 hurdles, Kristen Franks ran an 18.43, with Jamyah Lott clocking in at 18.49. Both athletes missed out on the finals.

In the 800 relay, Ardmore claimed gold. Siera Gordon, Ja’sades Ainsworth, Tieronay Banks and Quintaija Armstrong ran a time of 1:42.87 in the finals.

The Ardmore boys 800 relay team of Jakwan Anderson, Cameron Petties, Larry Oliver, and Dyontra Dixon finished third with a time of 1:31.08.

Ardmore’s Lady Tigers blazed their way to gold in the 400 relay with Siera Gordon, Banks, Ainsworth and Armstrong winning with a time of 48.77.

Amaya Gordon claimed fifth in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:34.68, followed by Kaydan Johnson in sixth at 2:35.33. Caitlin Bart was 15th overall at 2:53.64.

Destin Sampson was 11th overall for the Tigers in the boys 800 meter run finishing in 2:11.10.

Ja’sades Ainsworth was the queen of the 100 meter dash, racing to gold with a time of 12.55, with teammate Chassidy Blake fifth overall at 13.09.

Dyontra Dixon finished third in the boys 100 meter dash clocking in at 11.34, with Jakwan Anderson fifth in 11.41.

In the girls 400 meter dash, it was Quintaija Armstrong standing above the competition, winning the regional title with a time of 58.90, with teammates Tieronay Banks in fourth (1:01.11) and Siera Gordon in eighth (1:03.93). 

Jamyah Lott finished in seventh overall in the 300 hurdles event with a time of 53.22, followed by Kristen Franks in 10th at 54.58.

Ainsworth claimed second overall in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.03, followed by Chassidy Blake in fifth (27.35) and Amaya Gordon in sixth (27.61).

Cameron Petties finished in third in the boys 200 meter dash (22.92), with teammate Eean Ross sixth (23.54).

Kaydan Johnson claimed fourth overall in the girls 1600 meter run with a time of 6:05.36, followed by Destini Sampson eighth (6:19.29) and Caitlin Bart 12th (6:36.49).

Destin Sampson finished in ninth overall in the boys 1600 meter run (5:01.64).

Ardmore’s girls took gold in the 1600 meter relay as Siera Gordon, Tinia Williams, Tieronay Banks, and Quintaija Armstrong won with a time of 4:03.05.

Kira Halstied claimed third in the girls long jump event with a leap of 16’9”, followed by Miyah Magee in 10th (15’2”) and Jazmyn Powell in 11th (13’9”).

Diondre Scott won the boys long jump event, soaring to 22’6”, followed by James Davis in seventh at 19’9”.

Alesia Horner took sixth in the girls discus throw event with a toss of 105’7”, with teammate Sharicco Mcgee in seventh at 101’7”.

Tyreece Lott finished in fourth overall in the boys discus at 134’1.50”, followed by Trenzel Johnson in 11th at 109’9.50”, and Brayden Bryant in 14th at 107”.

In the girls shot put, Mcgee claimed fifth overall at 33’8”, followed by Lauren Blankenship in ninth at 30’8”, and Ashlynn Wilkins in 11th at 27’11”.

Bryant claimed second in the boys shot put with a toss of 50’4”, followed by Lott in third at 49’5”.

It was announced on Sunday that several Ardmore athletes had been added as wild card entries in certain events at state. 

Chassidy Blake (100 meter dash), Tieronay Banks (400 meter dash),  Jakwan Anderson (100 meter dash), and Tyreece Lott (discus) were all named as additional qualifiers.

The Class 5A state meet will begin on Friday from Miller Stadium on the campus of Yukon High School.