Fields ends with three titles

Darryl Fields

SMU 2010 running back signee Darryl Fields' high school sports career is over and it ended with possibly his best performance ever. Come inside as he talk with PonyStampede.com about it.

SMU 2010 running back signee Darryl Fields' high school sports career is over and it ended with possibly his best performance ever.

The senior entered Saturday as one of the favorites in both the 100m and 200m Oklahoma 4A state final. He didn't disappoint.

In the 100 meters, Fields ran a 10.66, beating his competition by almost three tenths of a second. In the 200 meters, racing against Texas Tech running back commitment Delans Griffin, Fields cruised to the finish line with a 21.93. Griffin ran a 22.44.

"It feels really good, it was sort of my last hoorah in high school sports career," said Fields.

But the day wasn't just about individual awards. Fields anchored the Madill 4x400 team to a state championship. According to reports, Madill was almost 50 yards back when Fields was handed the baton. Within 300 meters, he had caught the rest of the field, eventually going on to win by a half of a second. The win pushed Madill into 2nd place overall in the Oklahoma State Track team title.

In attendance was SMU defensive line coach Bert Hill. Hill was Fields recruiting coach and was crucial in getting the 3-star running back to the Hilltop.

"He came over and talked to me, so I knew that he was at the meet," said Fields. "It feels good that he would come all the way from Dallas to come watch me in just a track meet. It shows me that they care about their players."

With his high school track career over and five track titles to his name, Fields will move his concentration to football.

"I'm going to start lifting again, because I need to get some weight back up. I quit lifting for track. I need to get ready for the season, so I'm also going to start playing basketball again, so I can stay in shape," said the senior.

At 6'2, 205 pounds, Fields is expected to make an immediate impact on the field because of the departure of Shawnbrey McNeal. This year, the senior ran for 1495 yards and 30 touchdowns for Madill.

Fields was ranked the No.1 running back in the state of Oklahoma according to Scout.com in the 2010 recruiting class. He checked in as the No. 6 overall player in the state.

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