Mustang Cross Country

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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Cool air helps speed cross country at COAC

By Brody Feldmann Mustang cross country competed at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet last Thursday morning at Deer Creek High School. In Oklahoma, COAC is considered the toughest conference when it comes to cross country, and the Mustang harriers had some success. Mustang’s girls finished in seventh place with 176 points, one behind Edmond…

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Mustang harriers have success at Pre-State

By Brody Feldmann The Mustang harriers traveled to Edmond Santa Fe last Friday and competed in the Pre-State meet. At the end of the day the Mustang boys’ team walked away with a first-place finish with two top five finishes and three top-15 finishes. “We weren’t at full strength either. We had three of our…

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Mustang leaves Arkansas as best Oklahoma team

By Brody Feldmann Mustang harriers took its annual trip to the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival last weekend in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Going into the weekend Mustang had two goals; run strong and scout Deer Creek, which is seen as one of the best teams in Oklahoma. Mustang left with both goals accomplished. The Broncos finished…

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Cross Country opens its season in Norman

By Brody Feldmann Mustang cross country opened its season last Friday at the OK Runner Classic held in Norman. The boys team ran its way to a first-place finish with a total of 78-points through its top five runners. “They are doing well. We have a pretty deep team this season. They are working together…

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Simonsen lays foundation for future at state cross country meet

By Michael Kinney It didn’t take long for Gabe Simonsen to start looking toward the future. As soon as he finished competing in his first state cross country meet, the Mustang freshman already began looking ahead to the possibilities. Simonsen had placed sixth in the 6A Boys State Cross Country Championships Saturday, which put him…

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Running for gold: Harriers enter state meet with momentum

By Michael Kinney Coming into this season, Emma Downing didn’t know what to expect out of her senior year. Dealing with a chronic knee injury called Osgood-Schlatters, she wasn’t sure exactly what she would be able to do each week during the cross country season. Osgood-Schlatters causes bone growing on her growth plate and causes…

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