Cross country notebook: Bishop Kelley boys triumph
BY ZAK PATTERSON World Sports Writer
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
9/19/12 at 2:42 AM
The Comets scored a landslide victory as they hosted the Bishop Kelley meet.
Senior Michael Duke finished first in the 5K at 17 minutes and 11 seconds, Sean Kane took second at 17:15 and Sam Stephan ran 17:30 to end up in third. Daniel McCay finished ninth at 17:45 and Alex Ritchie finished 10th at 17:46, while Aaron Alonso took 11th at 17:49.
"It was a great success for us," coach Philip West said. "We were a little rusty, but we ran well."
Runner-up finish for Owasso girls: The Owasso Rams were the top area finishers in the girls division at the Bishop Kelley meet, finishing in second place in the 2-mile course behind Norman North.
Freshman Hailey Geissler led the way for Owasso as she finished third at 12 minutes and 38 seconds, while Tory Hert finished 15th at 13:23, and Malia Swerdloff finished 19th at 13:30.
Tahlequah boys, girls capture Collinsville meet: The Tahlequah girls had four runners finish in the top seven in the 2-mile Collinsville meet - senior Jessica Hembree, second at 12 minutes and 36 seconds; freshman Gracie Medellin, fourth at 13:00; sophomore Amy Hembree, fifth at 13:18; and sophomore Lindsey Chaffin, seventh at 13:25.
"I'm happy with what we did," coach Elsie Miller said. "It's the first time we've had everyone healthy."
The boys had three finish in the top eight in the 5,000-meter run, including a second-place finish from sophomore Zechariah Van Fleet at 16:39, a third-place finish from senior Ara Poteete at 17:10, and an eighth-place finish from sophomore Mohamed Bassime at 17:57.
Lincoln Christian's Kunz races for a cure: Lincoln Christian sophomore Laura Kunz finished fifth overall in the female division of the Susan G. Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure this past weekend and won her age group for the second straight year with a time of 20 minutes and 54 seconds in the 5K.
"She is an outstanding young lady," coach Martha O'Rourke said. "She's being recruited to run.
"We participate each year (in Race for the Cure). As a team, we need to give back and be thankful for what we have, so it means a lot to us."