Mustang dominates season-opening Patriot Invitational; Watkins posts nation’s top mark in long jump

Spring Sports, Track & Field

Trey Hunter

March 13, 2024
Kassidy Watkins (Jr.) started her trek for a second state championship in the long jump with a new school record leap of 20'3" at the 2024 PC West Patriot Invitational. That mark currently ranks No. 1 in the nation. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)

The Mustang Broncos opened a much-anticipated outdoor season with a dominant performance in their first meet.

The Broncos cruised to the team championship at the Putnam City West Patriot Invitational with five event wins and a new school record. They cleared the second place Norman Tigers by nearly 50 points on route to the victory.

Three returning state champions won events at PC West, including Kassidi Watkins (Jr.), who started her trek for a second state title in the long jump with a new school record leap of 20’3”.

That mark currently ranks No. 1 in the nation.

Watkins, who won the 2022 state title in long jump before finishing fifth at state last year, also finished fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of :24.20. She placed sixth in the same event at the 2022 6A State Championships as well as sixth in the 100-meter dash.

Two-time defending 100-meter dash state champion Jordan Atkinson (Jr.) began the outdoor season with a victory in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at :23.48.

The daughter of new Mustang program director, Shannon Atkinson, picked up where she left off as a Southmoore Sabercat. She finished fourth at state in the 200 as a freshman.

Jaylin Adams (Sr.), the returning 300-meter hurdles state champion, also picked up where she left off. She won her event with a time of :47.83 and also finished runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of :15.34.

Adams finished seventh at state last season in the 100-meter hurdles and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles in 2022.

Watkins, Adams, Atkinson, and Moriah Young (So.) also led Mustang to a win in the 4×400 relay. They clocked in with a time of 4:03.64.

Young, Kamiyah Penn (So.), Amariona Belt (Fr.), and Lauren Coleman (Sr.) earned a win in the 4×200 relay as well, finishing with a time of 1:46.11.


Coleman and Penn finished 2-3 in the 100-meter dash. Coleman clocked in at 12:06, which marked a new school record, while Penn finished in :12.35.

Coleman also finished third in the 200-meter dash (:24.15) while Penn finished fifth (:24.31). Young and Emily Cloutier (Sr.) finished ninth and 10th in the event, posting times of :25.07 and :25.77.

The 4×800 relay team of Jayci Klopfenstein (Fr.), Julia Sroczynski (So.), Kendall Howell (Jr.), and Kiara Smith (Sr.) finished fourth with a time of 10:52.50. Howell finished seventh in the 1600-meter run (6:00.86) while Klopfenstein finished eighth (6:02.04).

Cloutier finished runner-up in three field events while five teammates added top 10 marks as well.

Cloutier finished second in the high jump (5’0”), the pole vault (12’00”), and the long jump (18’07.50”). Arionna McElroy (Sr.), a McNeese State-signee in softball, finished second in the discus throw with a toss of 122’9”.

Brooklyn Rader (Jr.) finished fifth in the shot put (32’3”) while Shaye Rowe (Sr.) finished fifth in the discus throw (102’8”) and Allie Stevulak (Jr.) finished fifth in the pole vault (9’6”).

The Broncos scored 158.5 team points in the victory. Norman scored 109 in second place while the Class 4A defending state champion Cache Bulldogs finished third with 46.

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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