Atoka’s Gavin Harrison – Durant Area Track Poll Winner – Presented by Stuteville Ford of Atoka

 

GAVIN HARRISON – Atoka High School

Prior to the 2018 track season his freshman year, Gavin Harrison had never thought about competing in pole vault. Fast forward 15 months later and the Atoka sophomore is Oklahoma’s best among Class 3A competition after winning the gold medal at the state meet.

This spring, Harrison claimed the gold medal in four meets including Dickson, Atoka, Purcell and Sulphur in addition to a silver medal at Madill. In competition against statewide competition in all classes at Oklahoma Baptist, Harrison finished fourth and then went head to head with vaulters from 5A and 6A schools at the OU meet finishing in fifth place setting the stage to challenge for the top prize at state.

At the regional event in Madill, Harrison cleared 13’-9” for the gold before setting a personal best effort going over the bar at 14’-0” to win the Class 3A gold medal.

The gold medal also earned Harrison a spot in the Oklahoma Meet of Champions.

 

VYPE SE Oklahoma – Durant Area Fan’s Choice Boys Track Poll

1. Gavin Harrison – Atoka

2. Dalton Johnson – Caddo

3. Cody Cothran – Tishomingo

4. Nathali Ibarra – Madill

5. Chayton Ned – Durant