This past Saturday, it was good to be bad in the case of the Madill cross country teams.
Both the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats won the team title at the Byng “Badlands” Invitational, with the Wildcats winning by two points over the host Pirates.
Next up for the Madill teams will be the regional meet on Saturday in Waurika.
Madill’s boys totaled 43 points with Byng finishing close behind with 45, with Mount St. Mary in third at 48.
Miguel Duran took second overall for the Wildcats as the top finisher with a time of 17:36.54, with teammate Diego Ibarra in fifth with a time of 17:57.49.
Chris Bennett finished ninth overall with a time of 18:15.18, with Brodie Tull in 14th at 18:28.33, and Anthony Sanchez in 16th at 18:36.86.
Other finishers for Madill included Sergio Hernandez (18:57.71), Gael Salinas (19:41.10), Juan Hernandez (19:47.59), Sahith Gondi (23:17.48), Kaleb Swinney (24:16.18), Juan Calixto (24:23.47), Rodrigo Villegas (24:42.40), and Saulo Castro (26:13.21).
Things were a lot more comfortable for the Lady Wildcats as they won the team title with 21 points, with Blanchard in second at 62 and Seminole in third at 103.
Valeria Calderon was the top finisher for the Lady Wildcats in second place overall with a time of 13:42.26, with teammate Isabel Sanchez clocking in at 14:09.77 and Joslyn Stumblingbear in fifth at 14:16.21.
Mercedes Stumblingbear was close behind in seventh place with a time of 14:31.06, with Destiney Adams in eighth at 14:33.53, and Lala Flores in 10th at 14:51.75, and Camila Hernandez in 11th at 14:53.12.
Other finishers for Madill’s girls included Cielo Gomez (14:57.82), Maritsa Mendez (15:12.04), Emile Vann (15:42.08), Nathali Ibarra (15:49.38), Molly Fulgham (16:02.78), Fernanda Hernandez (16:16.22), Lydia Wiese (16:27.59), Catherine Maldonado (16:53.85), Elissa Neese (17:11.25), Tarah Wiese (17:14.19), Mariana Mendez (17:28.93), and Alondra Moreno (17:33.25).