Edmond Memorial Track Star Claims State Record In 100-Meter Hurdles

Kayvon Nubine started running track at seven years old. With the record holder in attendance Nubine not only broke the 6A state record for the 100-meter hurdles she also tied the state record, reclaiming her title as state champion, by less than a tenth of a second.

Monday, June 3rd 2024, 7:31 pm

By: News 9, Mike Glover


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Kayvon Nubine started running track at seven years old.

“I played softball and basketball, but I wasn’t really good at those sports,” said Nubine.

Her dad suggested running track, and she’s been running ever since.

“Eighth grade is probably when I really started to lock in and realized that track is what I loved,” said Nubine.

“We weren’t quite sure where she was going to fit,” said Edmond Memorial Women’s Track and Field Coach Tyler Sergeant.

When she got to high school at Edmond Memorial the coaches saw her potential immediately.

“Hurdles were one of the last things we tried, and in hindsight, it almost didn’t work out because we almost took her out and said no you’re just going to be a sprinter,” said Sergeant.

 After settling on hurdles Nubine eventually excelled.

“It was probably the week before regionals her freshman year when the light switch finally came on, and I thought wow, this kid could be special, special,” said Sergeant.

She was runner-up in the state her freshman year and won the state championship as a sophomore, now a senior, I wanted to see just how fast this state champion really is.

“I said let’s not be satisfied with just winning, let’s go after the next big thing, which was the state record,” said Sergeant.

“We knew what the record was, that state meet record was 13.81 set by Thelma Franks in 1989,” said Dan Caram, Edmond Memorial Women’s Hurdles Coach.

Nubine was runner-up in the state finals as a junior and was determined to win the title as a senior. So, at the state 6A state track meet Nubine prepared with the weight of the record on her shoulders.

“I can tell with her, she was locked in,” said Caram.

With the record holder in attendance Nubine not only broke the 6A state record for the 100-meter hurdles she also tied the state record, reclaiming her title as state champion, by less than a tenth of a second.

“To see on the board after I crossed the finish line that I ran a 13.7, I couldn’t even explain it, I just started crying,” said Nubine. 

“Just lost my mind, I was just so proud of her and happy for her,” said Sergeant. 

She will attend Pitt State in the Fall, where her coaches expect more great things from her.

“Could be a national champion,” said Caram.

“I can see her being a national champion in the hurdles,” said Sergeant.

For the summer Nubine will continue to work out but will also take some much-deserved time off before heading to Pitt State in Kansas in the Fall, on a track scholarship.

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