It was a busy week last week for the Waurika cross country squads and the Waurika boys came away with two runner-up finishes at Frederick and Healdton.
At the Frederick Invitational last Thursday, the Eagles had only two runners earn medals, but that was good enough for a team finish of second place.
Cache Arellano was 15th to top the Eagle runners, while Bryson Hernandez was the only other medal winner with a 20th-place finish.
Other results for the team were not available.
At Healdton last Saturday, the Eagles also managed a second place team finish, but this time all six Waurika competitors finished with a medal.
Hernandez topped the Eagle entries with a second-place finish.
Three Eagles finished in successive order including Arellano who was eighth, Kevin Garcia who was ninth and Gustavo Gomez who was 10th.
Edwin Garcia finished 18th and Nicolas Alvarado was 19th to round out the Eagle medal winners in the meet.
The Lady Eagles finished third at Frederick. The 12th-ranked Lady Eagles were behind seventh-ranked Merritt and meet champion Ryan, who is ranked fifth in Class 2A.
Asia Smith turned in an impressive performance at Frederick and came across the finish line in first place. Lexie Streeter was fifth and Tallin Mora finished 17th to round out the medal winners for the Lady Eagles.
The Lady Eagles also earned a third-place finish at the Healdton Invitational. The Lady Eagles were just behind Velma-Alma and team champion Ryan.
Smith was again the leader for the Lady Eagles as she finished second in the individual race. Streeter was third and Mora captured 15th place.
Times for the performances at Frederick and Healdton were not available.
At Healdton, the Waurika junior high girls’ team captured the team title.
Waurika’s cross country teams competed a week ago Tuesday in the crowded field at the Velma-Alma Invitational.
The Eagles finished ninth in the team race, but none of the Waurika competitors finished in the top 25 to earn a medal. Waurika had 330 points and team champion Byng finished with 34 points. Only one Class 2A team finished ahead of the Eagles.
Leading the way for the Eagles was Bryson Hernandez, who finished 28th. His time of 19:13 was a season-best for the junior multi-sport athlete.
Arellano finished 50th with a time of 20:04 – nearly a minute better than his fastest time of the season. Rounding out the Eagle competitors were K. Garcia (64th, 20:40), Octavio Gomez (66th, 20:45), G. Gomez (89th, 21:43), E. Garcia (101st, 22:23) and Alvarado (116th, 23:08).
The Lady Eagles managed to earn 11th place in the 23-team field at V-A. Waurika finished with 371 points well behind Ardmore Plainview that finished with 49 points. However, only two Class 2A schools – Ryan and Velma-Alma – finished ahead of the Lady Eagles.
Streeter was the top competitor for the Lady Eagles finishing 27th with a time of 14:03 – her best time of the season.
Mora was 54th with a time of 14:56, while Dallas Fristoe finished 88th with a time of 16:18. Faith Roberson was 92nd with a time of 16:28 and Kaci Reynolds rounded out the team finishers with a 110th-place finish.
Also competing for the Lady Eagles was Hope Cummings, who finished 114th with a time of 17:17.
Over 200 girls competed in the meet.
These three meets closed out the regular season for Waurika’s cross country teams.
The next action for Waurika will be the Class 2A Regional Cross Country meet on October 13.
Junior High Results
Junior High Girls
Waurika finished third in the team race with 142 points.
10. Aubrey Showalter, 11:21; 25. Kynlee Waters, 11:58; 31. Jaci Gholson, 12:07; 34. Skylar Garrett, 12:14; 42. Liberti Simmons, 12:34; 48. Trish Julian, 12:50.
Junior High Boys
43. Isaac Camarillo, 14:54; 48. Alex Gomez, 15:00.
Junior High Girls
6. Jaci Gholson; 8. Skylar Garrett; 12. Kynlee Waters; 15. Liberti Simmons; 17. Trish Julian; 25. Tracy Ballard (Medal Winners Only)
Junior High Boys
5. Treyton Torrez; 16. Alex Gomez (Medal Winners only)
6th Grade Girls
2. Sadie Smith; 6. Niecsa Camarillo; 10. Destiny Foster (Medal Winners only)