By John B. Martin
Midwest City Beacon
Ashlee Davison and Koen Wagner used strong regional performances to qualify for the OSSAA Class 5A State Cross Country Championships at Edmond Santa Fe on Saturday.
The Titan runners had to go all the way to Owasso for their regional qualification. In the Rams’ Stadium, Davison took her usual place at the head of the CA delegation and she finished No. 24 to nab an unattached bid for the State meet with a time of 21:47.24.
A junior, Wagner finished No. 25 to also qualify as an unattached runner at State with a time of 17:46.25 at regionals.
Freshman Layla Straka was next for the Lady Titans in a time of 22:57.53, good for the No. 38 position but just short of a State bid. She was joined by juniors Nicole Collins in 23:25.07 and Sara Hobrecht in 23:38.43, along with sophomore Kaitlyn Allen in 23:50.39.
Displacers were Abigail Nolen and Kiaunna Shaw.
Joining Wagner for the Titan squad were sophomores Soloman Bowen in 19:11.51 and Samual Blough in 19:21.07 and junior Killian Smith in 20:44.53. Also running for the CA boys was Riley McMahon in 20:46.30.
Displacers were Toby Phillips and Ira Bell.
DEL CITY. Evan Colbert had the best score for the Eagles at the regional meet at Mustang with a time of 21.35 followed by Eli Chavez with 21:48, Naathan Green in 22:33, Alfredo Carrion in 22:41 and Dominic Moio in 23:22.
Displacers for the Eagles were Deandre Wallace and Kalin Kinney.
Sophomores Danica Puckett (28:25) and Mya Sanchez-Cutliff (34:37) ran for the Lady Eagles at Mustang.
MIDWEST CITY. Freshman Isabella Gittings ran the girls 5K qualifying race at Mustang in a time of 31.21 and the Bomber Peyton Seber ran for the boys in 20.50.
MIDDLE SCHOOL. The Carl Albert Titan middle school boys brought home the championship trophy and a medal for all seven members on the team at the annual Junior High All-State Cross Country Championships at Chickasha on Tuesday.
The Titans outran Guthrie and Sapulpa to win the first place trophy. Medals were presented to the top 30 runners in each race of the mammoth event which had 416 girls and 470 boys in grades 6-7-8 in all classes.
Jad Maiz led the CA boys with a time of 12:36 for the two-mile course for 7th place, with Cohen Colwell a step behind in 8th with a time of 12:43, followed by No. 11 Catch Manley in 12:48, No. 17 Braxton Davis in 13:00 and No. 18 Landon Velasco in 13:04. Displacers Jesse Blough (No. 28) and Conner Schwartz (No. 29) also qualified for top 30 medals.
The Lady Titans were third behind Guthrie and Sapulpa but all 7 girls also claimed top 30 medals, led by No. 3 Grace West in 14:20 and No. 11 Sofia Maiz in 14:39. Others included No. 14 Emily Walker in 14:45, No. 15 Emma Pritchard in 14:48 and No. 21 Abigail Chamer in 15:00. Displacers Sami Anderson (No. 23) and Sophia Fields (No. 30) also earned medals.
There were 162 girls competing in this division.
MWC Middle School girls had two medal winners in No. 6 Amira Harrison in 14:24 and No. 25 Marlie Kabatna in 15:23. Also running for the Jr. Bombers were Wyonamarie Espinar in 16:06, Katherine Kerl in 17:41 and Ahmich Stewart in 18:29.
For the Bomber boys, DeJuan Gaddis led the way with a time of 14:07 and completing the squad were Anthony Bartee in 15:98, Patrick Wells in 21:10, Damon Guthery in 21:29 and Joey Sanchez in 22:18.