Over the last few years, the Marietta Indians have had more than their fair share of standout runners on their respective boys cross country teams.
Over the last few years, the Marietta Indians have had more than their fair share of standout runners on their respective boys cross country teams. Saturday afternoon at the Class 3A regional meet at Cy Sloan Memorial Stadium in Waurika, one freshman showed the future is in good hands. Wyatt Vinson raced his way to the individual championship, as his teammates followed suit, leading to Marietta winning the Class 3A regional title with 47 points, while Plainview finished third at 80. Both teams qualified for the state meet, which will take place next week in Shawnee at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center. Vinson claimed the gold with a time of 17:01.70, with teammate Danny Sanchez in third at 17:45.19. Kyler Williams also claimed a top-10 finish for Marietta as he clocked in at 18:06.38, which brought him sixth overall, with Plainview’s Ethan Lollman in seventh at 18:08.11, and teammate Trevor Honeycutt in ninth at 18:11.60. Wilbert Salas (Marietta) earned 12th overall with a time of 18:42.11, with Plainview’s Josh Hottell in 16th at 19:02.45, and teammate Jon Harris in 20th overall with a finish of 19:27.04. Other finishers for Marietta included Sergio Gomez (20:02.19), Cash Waterhouse (20:09.36), and Wyatt Gwin (21:53.99). Other finishers for Plainview included Carson Orr (20:10.53), Jacob Allen (21:35.02), and Colin Neher (25:08.64).