Duncan Oklahoma Sports
Oklahoma State University's men's athletics program has announced that Justin Duncan will serve as an assistant coach for distance running. Duncan, a four-time national champion in distance running, began his tenure at Oklahoma after becoming the school's head coach for the fifth time on March 11, 2009.
Duncan and Southern Nazarene had a combined record of 51-8-1 in his three years at SNU. In his first season as head coach, Duncan won his second Sooner Athletic Conference title in 2009 - 10 when SN U won the tournament and the regular season title before falling in the second round of the national tournament. Led by Josh Heindselmans' 285-point triumph, the Wildcats finished second in both the men's and women's 3,000-yard freestyle, winning both tournament titles and finishing with a 2-0 record in the NCAA Division II. The Southern States won their first NCAA title game against Oklahoma State 11-0 in 2010, but fell in the final game of the regular season and won the regular season title, but went on to win the tiebreak - in 2011 in Austin against the University of Texas - 12-12.
Edmond Memorial improved to # 6 as the top-ranked event, moving up to fifth, while Edmond Santa Fe dropped from 1st to 3rd, but moved up again to 5th. The Swede came second in the men's 3,000-meter freestyle relay in 3: 05.5 minutes and third in a consolation split.
To reach the final in Sapulpa, Blankenship won by a fall against Riley Weir of Sand Springs, who won the 113 championship in 6A last year, and Lawton MacArthurs and Montana Phillips, who both won the last 5A championships in heavyweight. He crossed the entire field with wins in the fall, including the pinboard Edmond memorials to Garrett Johnson in 3: 32 for the 120 crown. In the last match of the tournament, Heindselman scored a pin in 2: 37 against Jordan Brown of Edmonds Santa Fe, where he had previously won invitations. This comes after he won titles in the last two years as a junior and senior and in his senior year.
The prize is awarded by the Sherman Chamber of Commerce for outstanding academic, civic and extracurricular activities. He will always be grateful to his teammates, coaches, family, friends and coaches at Sherman High School and his family. The award for outstanding seniors, named after the university, was awarded in 2004 and has been awarded every year since.
Duncan was inducted into the Austin College Athletic Hall of Honor in 1971 and received the school's Meritorious Service Award in 1998. In 1962 he received a letter of honor from the American Football Coaches Association for outstanding achievements in football and in 1963 a gold medal for football.
Sinclaire Johnson was named a semifinalist for the Bowerman after winning the NCAA championship in the 1,500 meters, and Hassan Abdi earned All-America honors. Johnson, Jenny Martinez and Molly Sughroue became the first trio to make it to the women's 1,500-meter final at an NCAA championship since 2011. Ryan Smeeton was the NCAA runner-up in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and three Sooners on the team won the award for their achievements in athletics.
He averaged around 20 points and was a solid rebounder and rim guard for Mangum in his eight games before the switch. Trey Alexander of the Heritage Halls grabbed 12 rebounds and scored 31 points as the Chargers won the Finals against the Pacers.
Blankenship said the biggest difference between varsity and junior high is the kids he has to wrestle with. Many older, older children have struggled, making it much harder, Moore said. His most impressive win to date could come against Sapulpa, where he beat the state's top-5A team in his first game. Ford said these guys need to learn that they can compete against the best 5A teams in this state.
They know that winning the Carl Albert Tournament is hugely important to the programme, but they also know that this programme has been working for years. On Saturday it was really exciting to see these guys get a lot of bonus points and fight well enough to give us the boost we needed.
The Spartans won their third consecutive title and don't expect to slacken anytime soon. In the 2012 season, SNU ranked second in the nation in goals against average (3.5) and points (44) and entered the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. Storm had the second-leading scorer in NCAA Division II history, and finished the game with a record of 10-4-2-1, which was enough for third place in their conference.
In his career, Duncan ranks 10th in the NCAA Division II in scoring (1,921 points) and assists (2,843) in goals-against average (3.5) and is second in the NCAA in points (44), scorers, assists and points per game.