State cross country: Deer Creek's Bryce Balenseifen, Norman's Hayley Redwine among runners to watch

In addition to Norman North's runners, here are a few others from the metro area to watch at the Class 6A-5A-4A state cross country meets at Saturday Edmond Santa Fe.
by Scott Wright Published: November 1, 2013
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In addition to Norman North's runners, here are a few others from the metro area to watch at the Class 6A-5A-4A state cross country meets at Saturday Edmond Santa Fe:

Boys

Chris Ebert and Gabe Thompson, Edmond Memorial: Finished in the top three at regionals for a Bulldog team that hopes to compete for the 6A crown Saturday.

Bryce Balenseifen, Deer Creek, 5A: The defending 5A individual winner leads a deep team that is the favorite to repeat as the team champ as well.

Aaron Brinegar, Bethany, 4A: The top boys finisher from the metro area in 4A regionals last week, taking fourth.

Girls

Jaci Smith, Edmond North, 6A: Smith has been in the hunt at virtually every meet this year, including a fourth-place finish at regionals.

Hayley Redwine, Norman, 6A: Like Smith, Redwine has been in the mix at several events this year.

Sheridan Snyder and Ashton England, Deer Creek, 5A: Snyder and England were 1-2 at regionals last week, but the Antlers had five runners in the top seven at the meet.

Lauren Roberts and Meredith Zerby, Heritage Hall, 4A: Leading the Chargers in their hopes of a state title, following top-three individual finishes at regionals.

Tesa Potter, Tecumseh, 4A: Strong all season and coming off a fourth-place finish at regionals.


by Scott Wright
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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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