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High school cross country: Mustang's Aaron Fife eyes return to state

by Scott Wright Published: September 4, 2013

Cross country notebook

Mustang's Fife eyes return to state

The past two years, Mustang has come up short of qualifying for the state cross country meet as a team. And that bothers Aaron Fife.

“Before that, it was 20-some years that we had made it as a team,” said Fife, a senior. “This year, we want to get back and start that tradition back again.”

The Broncos are counting on a young team, with Fife as the primary senior, and Lance Frost leading a strong junior class.

“We're coming back with fire this year,” Fife said. “We have a lot of experience, because most of our varsity guys from last year are returning this year.”

Westmoore teams rebuilding

You can generally count on Westmoore cross country coach Laura Clay to have her teams among the best in the state, year-in and year-out.

But both the Jaguars' boys and girls teams are going through a rebuilding phase after the graduation of several talented seniors.

“The girls and boys that are stepping up to replace those that left are doing a great job,” Clay said. “We lost four seniors from both the girls and the boys teams, so we had a lot to replace. But it's refreshing to know that we have so many kids willing to step in and take those spots.”

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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