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Macksvilles Oak adds more silver medals to collection
Class 1A State Track & Field
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Adam Oak of Macksville High School clears a hurdle during the 300-meter hurdles at the Class 6-1A state track and field championships on Saturday at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State Universitys campus. - photo by Kevin Price Great Bend Tribune

WICHITA — Chalk up Nos. 6 and 7 for Macksville High School hurdler Adam Oak.
Oak finished runner-up in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles on Saturday at the Class 6-1A state track and field championships at Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium.
“Well, I don’t know what I can say about that one,” Oak said of his 300 hurdles race. “That’s my seventh second, I did the best that I could do and that’s just how it goes.”
Blake Wilkey of Haven, who has kept Oak from the gold medal in both hurdles events in the past, finished first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 40.31.
Oak finished second in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.17.
Wilkey won that event with a time of 14.77.
“I got a good start,” Oak said. “I was out quick, but Wilkey went right by me. That’s how it goes. That’s my sixth second place here at state.”
While not having a first-place finish at state eats at Oak, he said that he can be happy with second.
“I can’t be mad because for anybody else, that’s great,” Oak said. “But I’d love to get one state championship.”
Oak took fifth in the 100 dash (11.20), and fourth in the 200 (23.56).
“I will be happy because I’ve done my best,” Oak said. “That’s all I can ask for.”