In the last regular season cross country meet of the season the Waurika boys’ cross country squad earned the team title at the Healdton Invitational last Saturday.
Waurika was the only school to have enough runners to compete for the team title.
The Lady Eagle cross country squad finished second to Ryan in the meet. The Cowgirls had 25 points, while the Lady Eagles finished with 41 points.
The Eagles had five runners that finished in the top 11 to dominate the small meet that was run in very cold conditions at the Healdton Lake.
Gustavo Gomez led the contingent of Waurika runners with a fifth-place finish. His time was 20:48 over the five-kilometer course.
Octavio Gomez finished sixth just 24 seconds behind his teammate with a time of 21:12.
Cache Arellano was seventh for the Eagles and he turned in a time of 22:43.
Rounding out the medal winners for the Eagles were Edwin Garcia and Nic Alvarado. Garcia’s time of 24:02 was good enough for 10th place, while Alvarado posted a time of 24:41, which earned him 11th place.
It was the first team title for Waurika since the Eagles won their own meet in 2018. It is only the second time in school history the Eagles have won a team title.
The Lady Eagles had two runners finish in the top ten of the meet.
Lexie Streeter was third with a time of 13:46.22, while Asia Smith was right behind in fourth place with a time of 13:53.
Tallin Mora and Liberti Simmons finished 11th and 12th, respectively. Mora’s time was 14:36, while Simmons was just a step behind at 14:37.
Faith Roberson was 14th for the Lady Eagles with a time of 15:07. Hope Cummings turned in a time of 16:19, while Kaci Reynolds finished the 2.1-mile course in a time of 17:24. Places for Cummings and Reynolds were not available.
Savana Ritter finished first in the junior varsity girls’ division with a time of 18:38.
The Waurika junior high girls squad finished second in the team competition with 82 points. Velma-Alma won the meet handily with 16 points.
JH Girls Results
7. Kynlee Waters, 9:45; 10. Kaci Gholson, 10:04; 12. Trish Julian, 10:10; 25. Destiny Foster, 10:52; 30. Sadie Smith, 11:05; 33. Niecsa Camarillo, 11:34; 47. Tracy Ballard, 12:51.
JH Boys Results
8. Isaac Camarillo, 13:30; 11. Alex Gomez, 13:40; 12. Carson Williams, 13:48; 23. Malachi Dodson, 15:05.
Elementary Girls Results
6. Dallie Young, 7:22.
Elementary Boys Results
1.Aiden Jenkins, 6:14; 2. Ryder Watkins, 6:47.