SHAWNEE — Repeating as champions is hard regardless of sport.

SHAWNEE — Repeating as champions is hard regardless of sport.

Saturday afternoon at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee, the Plainview Lady Indians cross country team came that close to earning their 19th state title in program history.

Unfortunately, the Kingfisher Lady Jackets were six points better.

Plainview was forced to settle for a state runner-up finish as the Lady Indians had 92 points compared to Kingfisher’s 86 at the Class 4A state cross country finals. 

The Plainview Indians boys team finished 10th in the boys standings with 251 points. 

“These girls never missed practice all year, and they worked very hard all year long,” Plainview coach Jerry Naylor said. “Our boys ran good as well today, and we’ve got a lot of young guys. Time wise we’re doing just fine, and next year we’re going to be better. We competed at a high level and that’s all I can ask from these kids.” 

Faith Lloyd was the leading runner for Plainview’s girls in ninth place overall with a time of 12:37, with Hadyn Hobbs in 15th place at 12:51.90. 

Deny Hobbs ran a 12:55, which earned her 19th place, with Madi Turner in 27th at 13:09. 

Katie Wiggs finished with a time of 13:11, with Emily Butler at 13:19. Jacey Keith clocked in at 14:31.

Michael Lloyd was the leading runner for the Plainview boys with a time of 18:29, with Ethan Lollman at 18:37, and Benjamin Hicks at 18:46.

Lane Willoughby ran a time of 18:48, with Josh Hottell at 18:50. 

Trevor Honeycutt crossed the finish line for Plainview with a time of 19:40, with teammate Sailor Heller at 19:48.