“I really connected with the coach when I was there. I already know some girls who are going to that college that I played softball with before, so I just felt welcome there.”
CONFERENCE MEETS ON TUESDAY
Three conference cross country meets are scheduled Tuesday in the metro area.
The Metro Athletic Conference meet is at Eldon Lyon Park in Bethany. Mustang is the host school
The middle school races begin at 1 p.m. with the high school junior varsity and varsity races following at 4 and 5, respectively.
Piedmont High School is the site of the Suburban Conference meet starting at 4:30 p.m.
Norman High School is hosting the Mid-State Conference meet on its home course at Irving Middle School. The first race, junior varsity girls, begins at 4:15 p.m.
NORMAN'S WAHPEPAH-HARRIS BACK ON TRACK
Mckenzie Wahpepah-Harris of Norman, who finished a disappointing eighth at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, bounced back with a strong performance by winning the 6A boys' pre-state cross country meet.
Wahpepah-Harris tied his personal best and school-record time in the 5K with a 15:36.
HERITAGE HALL NOW A FAVORITE
Heritage Hall has never won a girls state cross country championship, but the Chargers have emerged as a serious contender this season after winning the 4A pre-state meet on Friday.
“We are hoping to make some history on the girls' side this year,” Heritage Hall coach David Crynes said.
Heritage Hall's top runner is freshman Lauren Roberts, who set a school record in cross country earlier this season and finished third at the pre-state meet.
EVERYONE CHASING DEER CREEK
Deer Creek's boys' squad continues to dominate the cross country competition in 5A.
At the pre-state meet Friday, the Antlers had six of the top 11 runners in Class 5A, led by Bryce Balenseifen, who won the meet with a time of 16:17.