SWOSU Homecoming Winners Celebrate Tribute to Duke
Southwestern Oklahoma State University's homecoming tribute to Duke October 15-16 in Weatherford was full of events, and winners of the various competitions have been announced.
Cassiday Rikli of Drummond and Corey Jones of Broken Arrow were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the SWOSU football game.
At the parade, SWOSU's Phi Delta Theta fraternity and Kappa Delta Omega sorority teamed up to win first place and $1,300 in the float competition. The SWOSU cheerleaders and pom squad won second place and $800, while the Psychology Club finished third and won $500.
The prize money was sponsored by the SWOSU Alumni Association, SWOSU Student Government Association and several Weatherford financial institutions.
In the marching band contest, Sayre High School was named the outstanding band in the high school competition, and Enid High School 9th Grade won top honors in the junior high band competition. Each band won $250 from the SWOSU Student Government Association.
Other band winners were: Middle School-Kingfisher Middle School, first place. Class A High School-Thomas/Fay/Custer High School. Class 2A High School-Seiling High School, first place; and Maysville High School, second place. Class 3A High School-Sayre High School, first place; and Kingfisher High School, second place. Class 4A High School-
Weatherford High School, first place. Class 5A High School-El Reno High School; Class 6A High School-Enid High School 9th Grade.
The SWOSU Dean of Students Office won the staff/faculty contest with its office display.
In the 5K run/walk, Kaleb Fischer won the men's overall title, while Carissa Fischer won the women's overall title. Kaleb won with a time of 17 minutes 38 seconds. Finishing second and third in the men's competition were Bradley Jennings (19:42) and Michael Leverich (20:14). Carissa won the women's title with a time of 24:24. Finishing second and third were Paige Craighead (24:31) and Crystal Hamons (25:16).
Other age group winners included Ben Curtis (21:38) in the men's over 40 group and Craighead in the women's over 40 group.