State cross country meets for Class 3A-6A are set for this Saturday at Edmond Santa Fe.
The 6A girls start the day at 8:30 am and the boys follow at 9:15 am The 5A girls open at 10:15 am with the boys at 11 am
In the afternoon session, the 4A girls and boys kick off at 1 and 1:30 pm, respectively, while the 3A races end the festivities at 2:15 and 2:45 pm
With all five runners in the top 15, the Deer Creek girls cross country team won a Class 6A regional title last weekend in Mustang.
The Antler boys took third place, thanks to Graham Mitchell capturing the individual championship.
Mitchell completed the 5-kilometer course at Wildhorse Park in 16 minutes, 38.23 seconds or about eight seconds ahead of the field.
Tabitha Fox led Deer Creek girls with a runner-up finish, completing the 5K race in 20:00.85. Madelyn Clark and Sadie Wedge placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
Two others cracking the top 15 included Graycie Lucas in ninth and Maddie Cottier in 13th place.
On the boys side, Brody Woodcock led a group of four Antlers inside the top 25 with a fourth-place effort. Daniel Collins came in 16th place, followed by Tyler Schwarz in 19th and Ethan Stuart in 21st place.
In addition, PC North’s Mia Popchoke qualified for state with a 30th-place finish in the girls’ race.
Chargers earn 3A regional crown
Keyed by the individual champion and three others in the top 25, the Heritage Hall boys captured a title and the Charger girls were runners-up in a 3A regional at Waurika.
Jackson Fowler cruised to a 24-second win in the boys individual standings, completing the 5K course in 17:19.64 to lead the Chargers.
Finn Martin finished in seventh place, followed by Will Blalock in eighth and Ethan Legere in 20th place.
Three Charger girls claimed spots in the top 25, led by Lainey Portman in 10th place. Kaylee Norman came in 16th, while Neveah Johnson took 22nd place.
Irish girls take 2nd at 5A meet
Both McGuinness cross country teams made the 5A state meet, after the Irish girls took second and the boys were fifth at their regional in Mustang.
Gracie Blevins finished in 11th place to lead four runners in the top 25 in the girls’ 5K race at Wildhorse Park. Maggie Kirt placed 23rd, followed by Coffey Cottier in 24th and Alessandra Grella in 25th place.
Andrew DeKeratry came in 16th place and Joe Hoch took 22nd place, as the only two Irish boys in the top 25.
Knights run to 2nd at regional
Thanks to all five runners making the top 25, the Crossings Christian boys finished second and Mount St. Mary was seventh in a 3A regional at Oklahoma Bible Academy in Enid.
Trey Bishop paced the Knights with a fourth-place effort in the 5K race. Matthew Sanborn placed 17th, with Harry Smith in 21st, Luke McGarraugh in 23rd and Zach Roberson in 24th place.
Mount St. Mary’s John Rockers and James Hardesty came in 14th and 15th places, respectively, to lead the Rockets.
Meanwhile, the Knight girls finished fifth behind two runners in the top 25, led by Bronwyn Link in seventh place and Keira Atchley in 12th place.
Mount St. Mary’s Mackenzi DeHart claimed fifth in the individual standings and Josie Petterson took ninth to qualify for state.
Cyclones 2nd at SPC North Zone
Casady’s Larry Mathis ran to the individual championship and helped the Cyclone boys to second at the SW Preparatory Conference North Zone meet last weekend in Dallas.
Mathis finished the 5K course at Northbuck Park in 16:09.
Teammate Ayden Kerr crossed the finish line just over a minute behind Mathis in 17:12 to claim third place, while Joshua Goggins cracked the top 10 in eighth place.
Meanwhile, the Cyclone girls took third place in team standings.
Hope Fahler led the way in eighth place for Casady.