By John Martin
Both Carl Albert teams and the Del City boys qualified for the OSSAA Class 5A Cross Country Championships at Edmond Santa Fe on Saturday in regional qualifying meets at Norman and Sand Springs.
The Lady Titans placed three runners in the medal round and finished third behind Piedmont and McGuinness in the meet at Norman. The Titan boys and Del City each nabbed the seventh and final qualifying meet.
The MCHS Bomber boys competed at Norman but did not advance any runners to the State Meet.
Leading the way for the Lady Titans was Elizabeth Allen with a No. 5 finish in 21.34 followed by medal winners Hailee Ploouff, No. 8 in 21:59 and No. 12 McKenna Barnard in 22:08.
Also contributing for the Lady Titans were No. 18 Kaley Plouff in 22.33 and No. 27 Riley Scholen in 23.02. Displacers Kayla Hardy and Madison Barren will also advance to State.
Sebastian Bly led the Titans in No. 29 in 18:38 followed by No. 31 Jacob Larsen, who posted a time of 18:44. Other team members headed to State include Karsten Geiger, No. 49 in 19:26, No. 52 Canyon Lindsay in 19:30 and No. 55 Tohmi Prachyl in 19:36. Displacers are William Plouff and Jacob Nolen.
Del City qualified for the State Championships Saturday with a 7th place finish in the regional qualifying meet in Sand Springs.
Top runner for DC in the qualifying meet was Gordon Cordero at No. 23 with a time of 18:27.77 followed by season leader Lamon Miles who clocked a 18:51.01 for No. 27.
Other members of the state-bound Eagles squad include Joshua Bagy in 19:24.86, Elijah Veach in 19:51.03 and Michael Simmons in 20:14.05. Displacers who also qualified to accompany their team to state include Aaron Brooks and Omari West.
Running unattached were three Lady Eagles, Naveah Ramsey in 29:47.2, Natasha Knight in 30:34.18 and Layla Green in 32:22.27.
Leading the Bombers at the Norman meet was No. 70 Sebastian Gilbreath in 19:57 followed by Aiden Foreman in 20.26, Landon Parker in 22.43, Jesiah Munsanto in 23.27 and Aaron Delgado in 24.54.