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Midwest City off and running

PIEDMONT — Midwest City started its cross country season with a pair of top 10 finishes last

The Midwest City High School boys cross country team takes off from the staring line last Saturday at the Piedmont Wildcat Invitational. (Provided photo)

The Midwest City High School boys cross country team takes off from the staring line last Saturday at the Piedmont Wildcat Invitational. (Provided photo)

Saturday at the Piedmont Wildcat Invitational.

Tyler Mueller and Trenten Ozvath cracked the top 10 in the boys race. The two crossed the finish line less than a second apart. Mueller came in fifth in 17:39.96 and Ozvath was a step back in sixth place at 17:40.30.

“Everyone had goals coming into this race and Tyler (Mu

eller) and Trenten (Ozvath) just destroyed their goals,” said coach Jeremiah Smith. “Our whole team was ahead of the curve from last year and that’s because of their training this summer.”

Marcus Simmons was next for the Bombers in 26th place with a time of 18:33. Sophomores Alex Farrell and Michael Mitchell placed 35th and 36th, respectively. Ethan Fogerty was 40th (19:40) and Brady Sullivan was 42nd (19:52).

Stillwater’s Vlad Munteanu won the 5k race in 16:44. Blake Cope of Piedmont was runner-up with a time of 17:15.
The Midwest City boys finished fifth as a team. Santa Fe South won the boys title with 49 points. Stillwater (79), Bishop McGuinness (80), Shawnee (95) and Midwest City (105) rounded out the top five.

Jewels Martinez led the girls team with an 11th-place finish. The senior set a personal record with a time of 22:33. Junior Katie Kettler also earned a medal for placing 20th in 23:39.

“Jewels had a great race and was about two minutes ahead of where we thought she would be,” Smith said.

Shawnee’s Kasey Rice won the varsity girls race in 20:09. Kyndal Ashworth of Bishop McGuinness was second with a time of 20:51.

Jewels Martinez runs with a crowd at the Piedmont Wildcat Invitational. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)

Jewels Martinez runs with a crowd at the Piedmont Wildcat Invitational. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)

Bishop McGuinness cruised to the girls title, grabbing five of the top six places. Shawnee was second with 65 points. Midwest City did not have enough runners to place as a team.

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