EDMOND – Mustang’s cross country teams kicked off the season with a pair of top-five finishes at the 2016 Deer Creek Invite Saturday.
Cameron Mills (Jr.) and Parker Huckabay (So.) each finished in the top-five individually, leading the boys to fourth place while Madison Cornelius (Sr.) finished third, leading the girls to fifth.
Mills placed third overall for the boys with a time of 16:52.9 while Huckabay finished fifth with a time of 17:17.9. Edmond North’s Parker Jackson (So.) won the race with a time of 16:32.9.
Tyler Reddick (So.) finished 29th with a time of 18:18.4, Kaleb Brooks (Fr.) finished 37th with a time of 18:31.9, Chris Chestnut (Jr.) finished 41st with a time of 18:53.3, Cameron Gausman (Sr.) finished 46th with a time of 19:08.8 and Benji VanAken (So.) finished 47th with a time of 19:20.2.
Edmond North finished first overall as a team followed by Deer Creek and Bishop McGuinness.
Cornelius placed third overall for the girls with a time of 20:06.1, 50 seconds behind first-place finisher Elysia Burgos (Jr.) of Deer Creek.
Paris Nance (Fr.) and Emma Downing (Jr.) each finished in the top-25. Nance placed 23rd with a time of 21:30.6 and Downing placed 25th with a time of 21:38.2. Isabella Hochstetler (Sr.) finished 34th with a time of 22:02.7, Tyler Schwemley (Sr.) finished 37th with a time of 22:11.6, Savannah Basco (Jr.) finished 40th with a time of 22:13.4 and Rachel Hamel (Sr.) finished with a time of 22:21.0.
Edmond North finished first overall in the girls race followed by Elgin and Bishop McGuinness.
Mustang returns to the course Tuesday for a scrimmage against Yukon before hosting the 2016 Mustang Harrier Thursday at Wild Horse Park.
Trey Hunter is the sports editor at the Mustang News. He has covered Mustang High School sports for three years in an editorial role and has covered Oklahoma high school sports for the last five years. He can be reached by phone at (405) 659-9898 or by email at [email protected]