HENNESSEY -- Ponca City’s high school boys team came away from Saturday’s Hennessey Cross Country Meet with a first-place finish in their resume.
The Wildcats scored 45 points to eclipse the 66 points scored by the Oklahoma City Knights home school team. Six of Ponca City’s runners earned medals, they were Mason Blochowiak, who ran the 5K course in 18:23, Trey Others, with a time of 18:34; Karter Hines, 18:59; Burton Miner, 19:27; Chase Allensworth, 19:30; and Andrew Mitchell, 19:32.
Others running in the high school boys competition were Eliseo Ramirez, 19:49;Traven Scott, 20:30; Ryan Sylestine, 21:04; Ben Green, 21:09; Stockton Lee, 21:17; Keegan Goff, 21:39; Hayden Lefebure, 23:39; Henry Caniz-Lopez, 24:07; Manxe Campbell, 24:53; Michael Sumner, 25:17; Brady Ladner, 26:44; Tristin Feathers, 27:37; Kaiden Eaton, 27:52; Tyler Epperson, 28:39 and Coby Allensworth, 31:55.
The Ponca City high school girls finished fifth while running a 3,200-meter course. Medaling were VIrginia Bryce at 14:52 and Kennedy Brown, 14:53. Other runners included Lorin Scott, 15:52; Regan Loney, 17:58; Lindsey Alvarez, 18:14; Brooke Pruitt, 18:40 and Brianna Lee, 21:54.
The Ponca City junior high girls finished third in their 1,600-meter race. Medaling were Jaycee Davis at 7:00 and Julia Looper at 7:13. Other runners included Zoey Waggoner at 7:39; Gabriela Alva at 7:53; Dani Harader, 8:19; Lexi Lane, 8:20; Dezirae Miner, 8:25; Emma Van-Hoesen, 8:26; Rylinne Radar, 8:46; Lennon Shearer, 8:49; Kinley Pappan, 9:17; Taylor Otto, 9:28; Cadence Jackson, 10:14; Chesnee Pratt, 11:38; and Tori Benson, 11:39.
The junior high boys finished fifth in their 1,600-meter course. Three runners medaled. They were Adrien Perez at 9:38; Luke Larson at 9:46 and Sutton Reynolds at 9:54.
Other runners include Luke Blum, running at 10:07; Josue Medrano, 10:53; Samuel Ferman, 10:45; Grady Scott, 10:48; Tristin Sattre, 10:56; Colton Davidson, 12:17; Teagan Phillips. 13:42; Jason Devinney, 14:49 and Colton Myatt, 15:07.
Coach Wendy Landes was pleased with team’s performance.
Speaking of the high school boys winning effort, she said, “they ran great.” “The girls improve weekly and are medaling also. The junior high is also improving weekly with several medalists,” she added.