Mustang Cross Country

Hilly Arkansas course challenges Mustang harriers

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School’s cross-country teams ran in one of the region’s largest and most famous races Saturday. The 31st annual Chile Pepper Festival is held at the University of Arkansas’ course in Fayetteville. Mustang boys coach Mike McGarry said 778 male and 630 female runners were entered in the 3.1-mile race.…

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Mustang’s harriers claim first at pre-state

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info With a trip to Arkansas and an important meet looming, Mustang’s boys and girls cross-country teams continue to see improvements. Mustang’s harriers competed Saturday in a pre-state event at Santa Fe High School in Edmond, which will host the Class 5A-6A state meet in a month. Mustang’s boys and defending 6A…

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Neither rain nor lightning can deter Bronco harriers

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High’s cross-country teams had their day rained on — literally — in the OK Runner Classic on Saturday. Nobody escaped Mother Nature’s wrath last weekend. Not Mustang’s softball or football teams, and not its harriers, who were slowed but not deterred in Norman. “We had a 2 1/2-hour lightning delay,…

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Cross country teams make strides toward improvement

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info The cross-country season isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon of shorter races as Mustang High School’s runners make strides toward improving with regionals and state on the horizon. The Broncos’ defending state champion, junior Gabe Simonsen, ran 17:22.06 to win the 3.1-mile event in the Mustang Harrier at Wild Horse Park…

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Man recovering after shooting in Mustang

A man was shot early Monday at a Mustang apartment complex following a dispute, officials with the Mustang Police Department say. Police said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. after a woman brought a man home. The man was shot by the woman’s roommate. The shooting occurred at the apartment complex, 1184 W. Westchester Way.…

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BEHIND THE SCENES

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Mustang News was allowed to shadow the athletic department last week as it prepared for the home football game on Friday. During the next three weeks, we will detail what we witnessed. By Brody Feldmann “I would love to be an athletic director. Show up to games, get in free and stand…

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PERSEVERANCE

Mustang’s Jordan Thayer overcomes leg injuries as a young girl and finishes her high school cross country career as an All-State harrier for the Lady Broncos By Brody Feldmann Cross country runners rely heavily on their legs and feet to get them around the course during a race. Mustang’s Jordan Thayer was told by a…

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STATE SUCCESS

By Brody Feldmann EDMOND– Mustang cross country took to the trails on Saturday at the 6A Oklahoma Cross Country State Championships at Edmond Santa Fe. The boys team went into the day with a chance to walk away as champions. It was going to end up between Mustang, Deer Creek and Owasso. Going into this…

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Regional Champions

By Brody Feldmann Mustang’s cross country teams have been preparing for the postseason all season and their hard work paid off. The boys team edged the Deer Creek Antlers for the gold with a team total of 61 points while Deer Creek finished with 71 points. “A lot of the good teams this year were…

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Mustang harriers are preparing for state

By Brody Feldmann It’s postseason time in Oklahoma cross country, and the Mustang harriers will head to Norman on Saturday to compete in the regional meet. Streaks are on the line for both teams, but only one of them is two decades long. Mustang girls cross country has advanced to the state tournament every season…

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