Cross country teams open season with Mustang Harrier

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Mustang News Sports Reports,

Mustang cross country officially opened the 2014 season last Friday with the Mustang Harrier at Wild Horse Park.

The boys team took seventh place overall in the final team standings, with the girls squad finishing sixth in competition.

Deer Creek earned first-place honors in the boys race, while Bishop McGuinness nabbed the top placing on the girls side of the course.

The Lady Broncos had seven runners compete in the race ranging from fourth-place finishes to 44th place.

Kyra Fuller was the top Mustang placer for the girls, as she finished fourth overall with a time of 20:29.54. Aubrey Ruttman finished 20th overall with a time of 22:14.03, and Tyler Schwemley placed 26th overall with a time of 23:02.65.

Lauren Grisham took 31st place overall with a time of 23:27.35. Jewel Thompson finished 33rd overall with a time of 23:40.55. Halle Hannon placed 38th overall with a time of 25:41.85, and Kaylyn Brooks took 44th place overall with a time of 25:12.60.

Edmond North’s Jaci Smith finished in first place overall with a time of 19:23.92.

Behind Bishop McGuinness in the final team places were Elgin in second place, Edmond North in third, Deer Creek in fourth place, Edmond Memorial in fifth, Mustang in sixth place, U.S. Grant in seventh and Capitol Hill in eighth place.

The Bronco boys had seven competitors in the event last Friday with finishes that ranged from second overall to 64th place.

Lance Frost took the top spot for the Broncos with a second-place finish overall with a time of 17:01.11. Skyler Wade placed 21st overall with a time of 18:29.44, and Mark Drexel took 24th place overall with a time of 18:47.96.

Cameron Mills finished in 52nd place overall with a time of 20:35.83. Chris Chestnut placed 55th overall with a time of 20:49.99. Gregory Van Aken took 59th place overall with a time of 21:12.51, and Cameron Gausmen placed 64th overall with a time of 22:00.30.

Deer Creek’s Bryce Balenseifen took first place on the boys side with a time of 16:15.97.

Rounding out the final team standings for the boys race was Edmond Memorial in second place, Edmond North in third, U.S. Grant in fourth place, Bishop McGuinness in fifth, Capitol Hill in sixth place and Mustang in seventh.

The Bronco harriers will have two events this weekend. On Friday, Mustang will take on Yukon in a scrimmage-style race in honor of the Mustang-Yukon football game Friday night. The race will take place Friday afternoon at Wild Horse Park.

On Saturday morning, the Broncos will compete and help with the Western Days Stampede at Bronco Stadium.

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