By John B. Martin
Midwest City Beacon
EDMOND – Carl Albert was represented at the OSSAA Class 5A State Cross Country Championship on Saturday at Edmond Santa Fe by Koen Wagner and Ashlee Davison.
Both had excellent performances as Davison wound up her senior campaign with a time of 21:32.17 in the field of 110 girls. It was her third trip to state. She ran as a freshman and sophomore year but missed last year after recovering from an injury.
“It’s bittersweet. It’s sad that it’s my last race, but it was my fastest race this season,” Davison said. “Even with the cold weather I felt pretty good.”
Wagner finished his junior year with a 5K time of 17:46.11 with 111 boys in the Class 5A field.
“It was kind of scary, a little nerve wrecking and also fun,” said Wagner who was competing at state for the first time. “I like the hills here [Edmond Santa Fe] they’re long and shallow. And the uphills are short and sweet.”
Lincoln Christian captured the championship in both the boys and girls division with Guymon and Tahlequah next in line for the boys race. Guthrie and Tulsa Edison were 2-3 in the girls competition.
Tennyson Howley and Beverly Woodrow of Lincoln Christian were 1-2 in the girls race with Howley posting an 18:26.41 and Woodrow next at 18:53.08.
For the boys, the championship went to Trae Baker of Tahlequah in a sizzling 15:41.26 with Adam Suim of Guymon next in 16:08.74.