WAURIKA — There’s been something special happening in Madill this season with the cross country teams.
WAURIKA — There’s been something special happening in Madill this season with the cross country teams. After Saturday’s performances at the Class 4A regional meet, that something special could be turning into history next week. Both the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats claimed the regional championship at Cy Sloan Memorial Stadium in Waurika, qualifying both teams for the state meet next week in Shawnee. The Wildcats will be going for their first state title since 2008, while the Lady Wildcats will look for their first state championship since 2009. In the girls race, the Lady Wildcats managed to claim the gold with 55 points, just ahead of Pauls Valley who came in second at 64. Valeria Calderon was the top finisher for the Madill girls in second place with a time of 12:20.25, with teammate Isabel Sanchez in 10th at 13:07.52, and Joslyn Stumblingbear in 12th at 13:08.51. Mercedes Stumblingbear finished 16th overall with a time of 13:15.29, with Lala Flores in 17th at 13:17.75 and Cielo Gomez in 19th at 13:22.74, and Destiney Adams (13:49.10) placing 25th. Meanwhile in the boys race, there was little doubt who the best team was as the Wildcats won with an impressive total of 27 points, well ahead of Byng in second place at 61 points. Junior runner and defending state champion Miguel Duran won the regional title with a time of 17:00.27, with teammate Diego Ibarra in third at 17:06.12 and Chris Bennett in fifth at 17:27.57. Brodie Tull finished eighth overall with a time of 17:39.53, with Anthony Sanchez in 10th at 17:41.50. Other finishers for the Wildcats included Brandon Serrano (19:09.58), and Sergio Hernandez (20:27.38).