McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

May 10, 2013

Buffs' Skimbo wins state high jump title

Jones and Robinson go 2-3 in 300 hurdles

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

YUKON — McAlester senior Zach Skimbo jumped 6-foot-6 on his first attempt, beating Tahlequah's Brandon Conrad for the state high jump title at the 5A Track & Field State Championships on Friday at Yukon High School.

Starting at 5-8 and adding two inches with each new round, Skimbo didn't miss a jump until he failed to jump 6-8. Conrad couldn't jump 6-8 either, but because Conrad had missed already and Skimbo had no misses, Skimbo won the event, setting a personal best in the process.

In the boys' long jump Saturday, Buffs junior Caden Pratt took fourth with a jump of 22-1.75. In the girls 300 hurdles, Lady Buffs Casey Jones took second and third, respectively.

For more on this story, see the print or electronic editions of the McAlester News-Capital. Click here for print edition home delivery or click here to see the Smart Edition for your computer, tablet, e-reader or smartphone.