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Girls take sixth, boys finish seventh at state cross country meet

Piedmont’s girls and boys cross country teams competed at the state meet on Saturday at Mitch Park in Edmond. The girls finished in sixth. The boys finished in seventh. (Photo by Greg Evans)

Piedmont’s girls and boys cross country teams competed at the state meet on Saturday at Mitch Park in Edmond. The girls finished in sixth. The boys finished in seventh.

Haleigh McAnally crossed the line first for the Wildcats and in 18th place with a time of 13 minutes 1.8 seconds. Brianne Grothe finished in 19th with a time of 13:04.99, Lexi Bingham finished in 20th with a time of 13:06.93, Allison Smola finished in 65th with a time of 14:10.74, Cailtin Lewis finished in 78th with a time of 14:36.14, Bianca Cardenas finished with a time of 14:48.5 which was good for 85th place and Paige Anderson finished in 96th place with a time of 15:42.35.

Coweta took the state championship with 54 points. Collinsville, Shawnee, Deer Creek and Tahlequah rounded out the top five. Piedmont finished seven points behind Tahlequah.

Colton Watters crossed the line first for the Wildcats and came in 39th with a time of 17:50.9. Jonathan Halko finished in 47th with a time of 18:07.33, Tanner Larson finished in 51st with a time of 18:10.05, Daniel Smola finished in 59th with a time of 18:25.78, Tyler Wade finished in 62nd with a time of 18:32.53, Brandon Gaines finished in 86th with a time of 19:21.21 and Ryan Lang finished in 93rd with a time of 19:46.03.

Deer Creek took the state championship with 37 points. Guthrie, Tahlequah, Guymon, Tulsa Memorial and Coweta rounded out the top sixth.

Both Piedmont teams received distinguished academic plaques.

“I’m really happy with how the kids did,” Coach Roger White said. “The boys beat their best time by 13 seconds and the girls beat their best time by four seconds. Having three girls finish in the top 20 is something I was very proud of as a coach. The girls had the second best GPA and the boys had the fourth best GPA.”

Click here to view more photos from the state cross country meet.

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