The Durant High School cross country teams notched several high finishes in the rugged Tulsa Edison Invitational Friday, which included top 5A and 6A competition.
In the varsity girls division, Durant took fourth as a team, edged out by only Jenks, Owasso and Coweta.
Madelynn Coffey led the charge with a 13th place time of 22:16 and was second in the freshman division as well. Morgan Williamson placed 23rd (24:09), Cassie Bisson took 25th (24:16), Regan Ramos was 27th (24:23), Jenny Terron ended 31st (25:20) and Errika Black was 53rd (30:25).
On the JV girls side, Durant ended in third just behind Jenks and Owasso.
Elizabeth Medina was the high finisher in 15th position and a time of 26:00 even. Haleigh Patrick claimed 28th (28:03), Kaitlyn Gregory was 37th (29:06), Patience Brown finished 44th (29:42), Naomi Lawrenson was 58th (31:55), Brenna Hibbs finished 59th (32:24), Brooklyn Black ended 60th (32:29), Alera Rivera was 68th (34:10), Anastasia Romero wrapped up 76th (36:32) and Haleigh Harper was 83rd (38:26).
The Lions’ varsity boys captured fifth place behind Owasso, Skiatook, Tulsa Edison and Coweta.
Alberto Vazquez had another tremendous showing in eighth place at 18:09. Jose Vazquez finished 21st (19:22), Truman Burrage took 27th (19:43), Ryan VanZandt placed 35th (20:31), Logan Hibbs was 36th (20:31), John Woods ended 39th (21:06) and Raul Trevino rounded out the Lions in 46th (21:48).
For the JV boys division, Durant wound up fourth trailing only Owasso, Skiatook and Tulsa Edison.
Individually, Logan Hestily was the Durant leader in sixth at 20:30. Stephen Cole captured ninth (20:58), Kyle Mosley was 22nd (22:15), Freddie Monroy took 47th (25:42), Gavin Gray ended 60th (28:12), Dakota Wallace finished 64th (28:49), Christian Murray was 68th (30:42) and Brian Klann placed 71st (37:00).
Durant’s next action is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday at Ardmore with both the high school and junior high participating.
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