SHAWNEE — Sometimes plans don’t always pan out as expected.

SHAWNEE — Sometimes plans don’t always pan out as expected.

Saturday afternoon at the Class 3A state cross country championships could serve as a prime example.

While many felt like the Marietta boys and girls cross country teams were destined to once again hoist state championships, other schools had a different plan in mind.

The Lady Indians were denied a fifth straight state championship by the slimmest of margins, as Adair and Sequoyah-Tahlequah ended out MHS 103-102, with AHS claiming the state title by virtue of a tiebreaker.

As for the Indians, they were denied their third straight state title by Mount Saint Mary’s as MHS finished as state runner-up with 45 points compared to the Rockets 36 points.

“It wasn’t a lack of effort today from the kids,” Marietta coach Matt Appleman said. “These kids tried hard, they just didn’t get the result they wanted. These are great kids, and this doesn’t make them any less great. We’re going to come back and work harder, and have some more success in the future here.”

On the girls side, Mandy Sykora managed to claim the overall individual state championship with a blazing time of 11:53.83, with teammate Kaelyn Dobbins in fourth overall with a time of 12:33.49.

River Pierce finished with a time of 13:38.68, followed by Sophie Love at 13:57.92.

Abigail Alvarez clocked in at 14:05.36 for the Lady Indians, with Vegas Bell finishing the race at 14:31.84.

Hannah Taylor clocked in at 16:07.84 for Marietta.

As for the Indians, Zane Nutter claimed the individual state runner-up medal with a time of 16:57.32, followed by Danny Sanchez in fourth with a time of 17:11.12.

Chase Waterhouse was seventh overall with a time of 17:27.48, with Alex Sanchez in 18th overall at 18:05.07, and Carson Perry in 21st with a time of 18:12.02.

Trace Stewart and Tyler Lawson clocked in at 18:48.23 and 18:52.98 respectively for the Indians in the race.