Broncos win seven events on route to Putnam City West Patriot Invitational title

Spring Sports, Track & Field, Track & Field

Trey Hunter

March 13, 2024
Aiden Edwards (Sr.) won both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles at the season-opening Putnam City West Invitational. Edwards returns as the defending state champion in the 300 after winning the 110 state title in 2022. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)

The Mustang Broncos opened the 2024 outdoor season with a dominant performance at the Putnam City West Patriot Invitational.

The Broncos won seven events on route to their first outdoor meet title under new program director Shannon Atkinson, clearing second place Norman North by 72 points. They earned wins in short, middle, and long-distance events, hurdles, and in the field.

Returning 300-meter hurdles state champion Aidan Edwards (Sr.) led the way with two victories. He started his title defense with a time of :40.33 in the 300 while also winning the 110-meter hurdles with a time of :14.41. Edwards won the state title in the 110 in 2022.

Derek Straughn (So.) picked up a short-distance victory, clocking in at :21.26 in the 200-meter dash, while CarVelle Jones (Sr.) earned a win in the long jump with a leap of 22’6.5”.

Jones also finished fourth in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles (:15.38, :42.29).

Distance runners Carson Patten (Sr.), Cameron Langdon (Jr.), and Noah Thayer (So.) started the season strong as well, rounding out the team’s event wins.

Patten, who finished eighth at state last year in the 1600-meter run, placed first in the 3200 with a time of 9:58.33 while Langdon finished first in the 1600 with a time of 4:33.30. Langdon placed eighth in the same event at state in 2022 and also earned All-State honors in the state cross country meet last fall.

Patten also finished second in the 1600 with a time of 4:34.04.

Thayer won the 800-meter run, clocking in at :40.33. He returns after placing fifth at state last season as well as finishing runner-up in the state cross country meet in October.


The 4×200 relay team of Brayden Pierce (Jr.), Jace Bartee (Sr.), Reynolds, and Straughn finished second with a time of 1:31.05.

Zachari Young (Sr.), Edwards, Thayer, and Straughn placed third in the 4×400 with a time of 3:27.28 while Tavien Gallop (Sr.), Carson Fincher (Jr.), Ashton Anderson (Jr.) and Langdon finished third in the 4×800, clocking in at 8:30.69.


Xavion Chagolia (Sr.) and Zachery Kitchen (Fr.) finished 8th and 10th in the 110-meter hurdles. Chagnolia finished with a time of :16.39 while Kitchen clocked in at :16.66.

Kitchen followed with a sixth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles (:43.17) while Chanolia finished eighth (:43.30).

Tyrone Reynolds (Sr.) finished seventh in the 100-meter dash (:11.12) while also finishing sixth in the 200 (:21.66). Taven Brown (Fr.) finished fifth in the 200 with a time of :21.56.


Sean Kappel (So.) finished ninth in the 800 with a time of 2:08.09 while Teagan Nelson (So.) finished fifth in the 3200, clocking in at 10:30.21.

Tristan Epp (Fr.) finished second in the high jump with a leap of 6’2”. Avante Locke (Sr.) finished third (6’) while Brayden Cox (Fr.) finished sixth (5’10”).

Epp also finished fourth in the long jump (21’05”) while Locke finished fifth (21’2.5”). Trent Dovers (Sr.) placed sixth (21’1”).

James Wharry (So.) finished fifth in the pole vault at 11’6”.


Mustang returns to action on Friday at Moore High School before hosting the school’s own meet on March 29 at Bronco Stadium. Both events are scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

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Trey Hunter is the owner and publisher of the Mustang Sports Review. He graduated from Mustang High School in 2006 before graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma with a journalism degree in 2011. He has covered Mustang sports for multiple publications as well as high school sports and professional basketball for other outlets. Contact Trey for story ideas or reach out with information. PHONE: (405) 659-9898 EMAIL:

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