The Ryan Cowgirls conquered a talented field to win the North Rock Creek Cougar Invitational last Saturday morning.
The Cowgirls not only beat the field, but also beat the rain that came after the girls’ competition had been completed.
Ryan, who was ranked 12th in Class 2A heading into the meet, finished with 50 points, well ahead of Class 3A’s sixth-ranked squad, Christian Heritage that finished with 68 points. Konawa was third with 71 points and Prague, ranked 19th in Class 3A, finished fourth with 91 points.
After the impressive performance last Saturday, the Cowgirls moved to third in the Class 2A rankings. Christian Heritage also moved up to third in the Class 3A rankings. Konawa is now ranked sixth in Class 2A. Watonga and Hooker are the top two teams in Class 2A and have been all season.
All five Cowgirls that counted toward the team total earned a medal in the race that was run on a relatively new course.
And, the Cowgirls had to overcome the first and second place finishes by competitors from Christian Heritage.
Lilybet Harmon led the way for the Cowgirls as she finished fourth with a time of 13:43 over the two-mile course.
Juliet Spangler finished 11th among the nearly 90 competitors with a time of 15:16.
Lily York and Katelynn Dabbs finished the race in a near tie. York nosed out her teammate to finish 16th and Dabbs finished 17th. Both finished with as time of 14:31.
Alicen Williams rounded out the medal winners for the Cowgirls by finishing 22nd with a recorded time of 14:51.
Also competing for the Cowgirls were Whittany Spangler, who finished 38th with a time of 16:01 and Grace Stamper who recorded a time of 18:25 and finished 53rd in the crowded field of over 65 runners.
The Cowgirls will be in action again on October 1 when they will travel up the road to Waurika for a meet over the Waurika Golf Course.