The Buffalo Stampede was a damp success Saturday as 170 runners waited patiently for the thunderstorm to blow past.
After an anxious waiting period of 20 minutes, the 5K runners stepped to the line and took off at the pealing of the Presbyterian Church’s old bell.
Five minutes later a smaller, but still enthusiastic group of milers headed out down Caddo’s Buffalo street.
Xyla Threadgill beat the field in a very good time of 6:59. Jonathan Boyd was next to finish, with Kaidren Vanderslice coming in third.
The feature of the day, the 3.1 mile 5K, was dominated by high school runners from Silo, Durant, Victory Life and Haworth.
Silo’s Casey Love was the overall winner with his 18:28. On the Ladies’ side the winner was Jatelynn Wallace of Durant.
The Masters’ winners were James Scribner of Coleman (21:53) and Christine Taylor if Durant (25:07). The Masters’ Division is based on age and suffice it to say, neither Scribner nor Taylor compete on any high school or cross country team.
Both, however, are very competitive and each has run more than one marathon. The next race in our part of the state will be the Reuel Little Classic at Madill this Saturday.
One of the largest races in Southeastern will be held here in Durant on October 19. Colton’s Run has grown by leaps and bounds in a very short time.
Check with Durant Main Street for more information. For those don’t feel like running, come out and walk the course.
If neither of those feel right, come out and cheer the people on.