Durant’s cross country team returned to competition Saturday with solid performances while competing against a power-packed field in the Lake Country Meet at the Madill City Park.
The Lady Lions’ high school squad had three medalists in the event with Jacy Springer leading the way with a ninth place finish in 13 minutes, 46 seconds. Kylee Reed took 15th in 14:03 and Regan Ramos was 21st with a time of 14:15 over the two-mile course.
Other DHS finishers included Kacy Devora, 36th (14:58); Catie McCraw, 40th (15:05); Madelynn Coffey, 48th (15:34); Val Orozco, 60th (15:58); Cassie Bisson, 61st (16:07); Madilyn Rhynes, 67th (16:35); Carlie Cordell, 68th (16:36); Brooke Downs, 79th (17:21); Evelyn Wilkerson, 81st (17:23); Petra Gorges, 82nd (17:26); Summora Sansom, 87th (17:49); Vivian Taylor, 91st (18:00); Izzy Lozano, 115th (19:11); and Nakayla Arguelles, 121st (20:13).
In the boys division that included 112 runners over the 5K course, the Lions has a number of solid showings as well led by Dawson Reed, who took 17th in a time of 18 minutes, 42 seconds.
Durant also had Jessie Barker at 29th in 19:16, Dakota Wallace in 30th at 19:16, Caden Orlando was 34th in 19:40 and J.D. Youngblood finished 38th with a time of 19:55.
Other Lion finishers included Timothy Aliazas, 40th (20:01); Dominic Wynn, 44th (20:19); Alex Shastid, 46th (20:25); J.R. Wall, 63rd (21:07); Cordell Palmer, 69th (21:30); Isiah Marris, 72nd (21:34); Nick Orozco, 77th (22:51); Zhi Peng Ye, 83rd (22:32); Alex Stacy, 87th (22:48); Seth Wilson, 90th (23:02); Bentley Shattuck, 94th (23:25); Kanon Springer, 95th (23:26); Dillon Bachmann, 96th (23:56); Douglas Ratliff, 101st (24:21); Ty Rudolf, 102nd (24:30); and Stephen Marcum, 104th (25:09).
The Durant Middle School girls ran the 1 1/2 mile course with Meadow Tiffie placing 31st in 11 minutes, 30 seconds, Kaitlyn Ribera taking 32nd at 11:33 and Ana Orozco in 36th with a time of 11:39.
Other DMS girls finishers were Brianna Rhodes, 61st (12:33); Karley Williams, 62nd (12:35); Brooklyn Little, 67th (12:40); Lizabeth Osorio, 81st (13:17); Makenzie Robinson, 85th (13:38); Kenadie Diehl, 95th (14:14); Hannah Feuerhelm, 104th (15:01); Sydney Cubley, 110th (15:25); Natalie Byers, 119th (16:44); and Brittany Akins, 125th (19:26).
Durant’s middle school boys competed on the two-mile course and had a sensational showing once again by Bryce Ward as he took fourth with a time of 12 minutes, 28 seconds.
Other Lions finishers in the event were Kaden Danderson, 24th (13:33); Cory Hicks, 25th (13:34); Andy Palmer, 38th (14:35); Jonathan Hernandez, 40th (14:41); Breydon Heflin, 47th (15:23); Hunter Ford, 51st (15:29); Damein Kemp, 60th (16:09); Frank Monroy, 61st (16:11); Jon Perkins, 70th (16:49); Quillan Taylor, 80th (18:28); and Jason Arnold, 82nd (18:56).
“The kids ran hard and competed well,” Durant coach Amanda Reynolds stated. “Each week is a battle to see who will be in the top 7 for the next week. We look forward to running at SOSU next weekend and our meet at the high school the following week.”