Cross Country: Bronco boys, girls each finish fourth at 2016 OK Runner Classic

Parker Huckabay and Matthew Torres race during the Mustang Harrier at Wild Horse Park Sept. 1. The duo helped spur a fourth place finish for Mustang's boys at the 2016 OK Runner in Norman last Friday. (Photographer/Shelly Holinsworth)

Parker Huckabay and Matthew Torres race during the Mustang Harrier at Wild Horse Park Sept. 1. The duo helped spur a fourth place finish for Mustang’s boys at the 2016 OK Runner in Norman last Friday. (Photographer/Shelly Holinsworth)

Madison Cornelius (Sr.) paced Mustang’s girls Saturday at the 2016 OK Runner Classic in Norman, placing second and adding her fourth top-5 finish of the season.

She clocked her best time of the year, finishing just eight seconds behind Casady’s Kaitlyn Barthell with a time of 20:10. Cornelius has yet to finish outside of the top-3 in her first four career meets.

Emma Downing (Jr.) nailed down a top-15 time of 21:16 – her best of the year – finishing 13th in a pack of eight runners separated by just 10 seconds. Isabella Hochstetler (Sr.) finished 28th with a time of 22:09, Paris Nance (Fr.) finished 32nd with a time of 22:38 and Tyler Schwemley (Sr.) finished 34th with a time of 22:44, rounding out a team score of 109.

Lauren Grisham (Jr.) placed 51st with a time of 23:40 in her first varsity meet this season. Savannah Basco (Jr.) finished 65th with a 24:08 after running off two straight top-20 finishes in her last two meets at PC North and in the Mustang Harrier.

Mustang finished fourth behind Edmond North (47), Norman (58) and Westmoore (64). All five qualifying runners for each of the top-3 schools finished in the top-26 individually. The Broncos finished ahead of 6A rivals Edmond Memorial (8th), Edmond Santa Fe (9th), Putnam City (13th), Yukon (15th) and Southmoore (16th).

 

Huckabay leads Mustang boys for first time

 

Parker Huckabay (So.) posted his second-best time of the year while pacing the Broncos for the first time in 2016, finishing 17th with a time of 17:53. He edged out Cameron Mills (Jr.), who finished 18th with a time of 18:00 after placing third in all three of the prior meets.

Fabian Ramirez (Sr.) finished 30th, matching his time of 18:29 from last week’s meet at Putnam City North. Kaleb Brooks (Fr.) finished 37th with a time of 18:41 – his second best of the year – and Matthew Torres (So.) finished 59th with a time of 19:08 to round out Mustang’s team score of 116.

Benji Vanaken (So.) finished 85th with a time of 19:37 while Tyler Reddick (So.) finished 95th with a time of 20:01 in his second meet of the season.

The Broncos finished fourth behind Edmond Memorial (46), Norman (62) and Edmond North (95). They finished ahead of Class 6A rivals Yukon, Westmoore, U.S. Grant, Midwest City, Putnam City West, Putnam City, Edmond Santa Fe and Southmoore.

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