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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Plainview girls win 8th state crown in a row

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  • The Plainview girls cross country team won its 16th state title in school history and eighth in a row Saturday in Edmond. The Indians finished with 25 points, soundly beating second-place Metro Christian Academy's 127. Sequoyah-Claremore was third with 149. Plainview's Madie Gray (12:05.33) finished second by less than a second (.83) to individual state champion Zoie DeFehr from Weatherford (12:04.50). “It was close, really close,” Plainview coach Jerry Naylor said. “About a second apart. That's pretty close. We got five girls in the top 10. And, our six and seven girls ran well too with their best times this year. It was a great meet for us.” Kyleigh Norris finished third for the Indians with a 12:18.33, Darian Barnes was fourth with a 12:24.16, Jessica Woods was seventh running a 12:33.38 and Bailey Sutherlin was ninth with a 12:34.17. Hannah Ross (13:18.37) finished 31st and Hope Salzman was 45th (13:40.15). Plainview's girls lose just one senior to graduation, making another run at the state title a strong possibility. The Indians moved up to 4A from 3A this season and met the challenge. “Class 4A is quite a bit tougher than 3A,” Naylor said. “We usually take out kids to all the tough meets. But, you have bigger schools with more kids running. It's tougher. The boys had an exceptionally tough meet. Our boys ran pretty good, all of them ran about their best times of the year.” The Plainview boys took third with 133 points, trailing state champions and meet hosts Santa Fe (121) and second place Anadarko (130). Jackson Daube was the top finisher for the boys, finishing 16th with a 17:34.91. Josh Jones nearly finished in the top 20 in 21st with a 17:49.34. “We were very pleased with our groups of young people,” Naylor said. “Our boys lost four seniors last year. So, it was kind of a year when we were trying to step up and do some things. A lot of these kids didn't run at state last year. They stepped and ran pretty good at regional and at state.” 4A State Cross Country Championships Edmond Santa Fe High School Girls 3200 Meter run Top 10: 1. DeFehr, Weatherford, 12:04.50; 2. Gray, Plainview, 12”05.33; 3. Norris, Plainview, 12:18.33; 4. Barnes, Plainview, 12:24.16; 5. Williams, Anadarko, 12:27.97; 6. Harrill, Cache, 12:32.00; 7. Woods, Plainview, 12:33.38; 8. Bond, Poteau, 12:33.91; 9. Sutherlin, Plainview, 12:34.69; 10. Koper, Weatherford, 12:34.17. Team standings: 1. Plainview, 25; 2. Metro Christian, 127; 3. Sequoyah-Claremore, 149; 4. Elgin, 153; 5. Heritage Hall, 156. Local runners: 21. Nolen, Madill, 12:57.00; 28. Flores, Madill, 13:13.14; 31. Ross, Plainview, 13:18.37; 45. Salzman, Plainview, 13:40.15; Boys 5k Top 10: 1. Owens, Oolagah-Tala, 16:20.73; 2. Black, Sallisaw, 16:49.64; 3. Delacruz, Madill, 17:04.07; 4. Dunse Oolagah-Tala, 17:!3.27; 5. Brock, Jay, 17:14.19; 6. Robles, Santa Fe South, 17:16.66; 7. O'dell, Oolagah-Tala, 17:18.81; 8. January, Jay, 17:20.18; 9. Smith, Jay, 7:26.23; 10. Sweet, Byng, 17:27.56. Team standings: 1. Santa Fe, 121; 2. Anadarko, 130; 3. Plainview, 133; 4. Heritage Hall, 140; 5. Jay, 145. Local runners: 16. Daube, Plainview, 17:34.91; 21. Jones, Plainview, 17:49.34; 37. Shurbaji, Plainview, 18:18.59: 41. Bell, Plainview, 18:24.44; 59. McPhail, Plainview, 18:46.91; 61. Hicks, Plainview, 18:50.54; 66. Ray, Plainview, 18:55.58.
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