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Norman's Tanner Satterthwaite feels good about cross country season

by Jason Kersey Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm •  Published: September 1, 2011
Norman cross country runner Tanner Satterthwaite is the defending Class 6A boys individual champion.
Norman cross country runner Tanner Satterthwaite is the defending Class 6A boys individual champion.

NORMAN — The Norman boys cross country team, which was Class 6A’s runner-up last season, competed last weekend at the Greenhill Relays in Dallas.

Tanner Satterthwaite, the defending Class 6A individual state champion, and the Tigers finished fourth at the event.

“We went up against some of the best teams from Texas and still got fourth,” Satterthwaite said.

This weekend is the Brookhaven Run, a road race in Norman that also serves as a fundraiser for the team. The Brookhaven Run isn’t a high school meet; it is open to runners of all ages.

The next weekend, however, the Tigers return to high school competition in the OK Runner Classic.

Norman only lost one runner off of last year’s runner-up team, so Satterthwaite said his biggest concern in 2011 is overconfidence.

“Our team is really united,” Satterthwaite said, “but our biggest worry is overconfidence since we returned so many guys and were so close to winning it last year.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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