By Brody Feldmann
On Saturday afternoon at Edmond Santa Fe the Mustang boys cross country team finished in eighth place as a team. Just making it to state this season was an improvement from last season when the Broncos didn’t even qualify.
The Broncos finished in eighth with a total of 208 points on the day.
“It’s a strange feeling, youre excited to be there but you are sad to see it all end,” head coach Mike McGarry said.
The first Bronco to pass the finish line was, senior, Fabian Ramirez with a time of 16:48.0. Ramirez finished in 11th place just one spot from making All-State and just seven tenths of a second.
“I don’t see the finish usually but, if that happened that is disappointing. But, still first year out in cross country and to finish 11th is pretty amazing,” McGarry said.
Parker Huckabay took 22nd as a sophomore with a time of 17:12.8. Huckabay and Ramirez were the only two Broncos to finish in the top fifty.
“He (Huckabay) grew up this year. He was a lot smaller last year than he was this year, he has really grown this year,” McGarry said. “It will take until next year until his body and speed catch up to that growth but, he still improved 36 seconds from last year.”
Junior Cameron Mills finished in 61st with a time of 17:57.6. In 69th was, freshman, Kaleb Brooks with a time of 18:06.9.
Senior Cameron Gausman finished in 75th with a time of 18:18.4. Just four seconds behind was sophomore Antonio Cervantes in 78th with a time of 18:22.1.
In the second displacer position for the Broncos was sophomore Benji Vanaken. Vanaken finished in 81st with a final time of 18:24.1.
The Broncos are done with their season races but have been accepted into three All-Star races later this month.
“This has been a great group of kids, they really are. Their just so friendly with each other and help each other. They aren’t whiny at practice they are just a real solid group of kids,” McGarry said.