A large group of junior high boys and girls from Waurika traveled to the 25th annual Oklahoma Junior High Cross Country Championship meet last Thursday in Oklahoma City.
The meet was held at Woodson Park and Waurika sent 13 girls and five boys to compete with a number of teams across the state in 5th-8th grades.
In the girls’ division, Merritt was the state champion with 71 points and Watonga finished with 95 points. Waurika was sixth with 132 points – just one point shy of fifth-place Wright City.
Three Lady Eagles won medals in the large field of competitors over a 2,400-meter course.
Aubree Showalter was the best Lady Eagle finisher as she earned a silver medal for placing 16th in the race with a time of 10:02.1.
Kynlee Waters and Trish Julian each earned bronze medals in the race. Waters was 22nd with a time of 10:12.7, while Julia finished 29th with a time of 10:17.7.
All three competitors are in the seventh grade.
There were 139 runners in the Class 2A division of the junior high competition.
The Waurika boys finished ninth in the team standings for the Class 2A division.
Wright City won the meet with 44 points, while the Eagles had 181 points.
The only medalist for the Eagles was Treyton Torrez, who received a bronze medal for his finish of 24th place among the 100 participants.
Torrez’ time over the 3,200-meter course was 12:09.4
Other Lady Eagle Results
34. Jaci Cholson, 10:27.1; 45. Liberti Simons, 10:37.8; 76. Sadie Smith, 11:25.8; 100. Caitlyn Ramsey, 12:08.0; 114. Corley Coffin, 12:37.2; 115. Skylar Garrett, 12:38.4; 118. Jasmine Romero, 12:42.9; 121. Niecsa Camarillo, 13:05.9; 123. Tracy Ballard, 13:27.3; 136. Destiny Foster, 15:00.2
Other Eagle Results
40. Trent Arellano, 12:48.2; 53. Isaac Camarillo, 13:21.3; 60. Alex Gomez, 13:36.7; 97. Malachi Dodson, 17:17.5.