The Edmond Sun

October 22, 2012

Eagles run in state cross country meet

North girls, Memorial boys, Deer Creek boys win regionals


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Oklahoma Christian Academy cross country team ran in the Class 2A state meet at Shawnee High School on Saturday.

The Eagles qualified for state after the Class 2A regional at Chisholm. OCA coach Geoff Kingsley was hoping for a top-10 finish from his team, and the Eagles were up to the challenge as they finished ninth among 14 teams. Freshman Caleb Kingsley ran a season-best 19:36 and placed 35th overall to lead OCA.

“We are a young team, with one junior, four sophomores, and one freshman, so the future is bright,” Kingsley said.

“Everyone returns next year and we have some eighth-graders that will be freshmen next year who will be able to add some depth to the team.”

One eighth-grader, Jacob Yager, medaled in four of the six middle school meets this season.

OCA has only had a cross country program for three years, and this is the first year for the Eagles to field a complete team in any division (boys, girls, or middle school).

“Our goal this year was to qualify for state and then build momentum from this experience to become very competitive in the next couple of years,” Kingsley said.

The team includes junior Seth Howard, sophomores Alec Bingham, Blake Bryan, Josh Howard and John Zehr and freshman Kingsley.

Season highlights included placing second in the high school boys division at the Prague Meet on Sept. 8. The Eagles earned 34 individual medals over the course of the season, with Erin Drewke picking up six, Maryn Kingsley five, and Amanda Roe one on the high school girls side. Yager earned four medals in the middle school boys division. For high school boys, Howard medaled six times, Kingsley five, Bingham three, Howard and  Zehr two each.



Class 3A state

Oklahoma Christian School fielded a boys team and one individual girls runner in the Class 3A state championship meet in Shawnee on Saturday.

Austin Roberts led OCS with a time of 18:28.00

The Saints boys team finished 11th with an average time of 20:05.52.

Erin Green was OCS’ girls state qualifier, and ran a 13:58.90.



Class 5A Regional

Deer Creek traveled to Norman for the Class 5A Regional meet on Saturday.

The Antlers blew out the competition, finishing in first place with 24 points, ahead of second-place Duncan’s 109. DC’s Bryce Balenseifen was the individual regional champion. Five Deer Creek runners finished in the top eight, and all seven placed in the top 16.

The Lady Antlers finished second behind Shawnee. Rachel Lewis paced Deer Creek with a fifth-place finish.



Class 6A regionalS

The Class 6A regional meets were also on Saturday.

Edmond Memorial and Edmond Santa Fe traveled to Norman for their regional meet.

Alex Shook ran a first-place 16:00 to pace the Bulldogs to the regional championship as five Memorial runners finished in the top 11. Santa Fe was fourth.

For the girls, Memorial’s Jaclyn Hummel was third, behind Mustang’s Emily Helms and Norman’s Haley Redwine. The Lady Bulldogs and Lady Wolves finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

Edmond North played in Tulsa, where the girls finished first by one point over Jenks. Jaci Smith and Jenny Mehner ran two-three behind Jenks’ Rachel Buker.

The North boys were third behind Jenks and Bishop Kelley, paced by Austin Mayer in 10th place.



Boys 5K State

Oklahoma Christian Academy (2A)

35 Caleb Kingsley 19:36

45 Josh Howard 19:51

56 John Zehr 20:10

64 Alec Bingham 20:20

71 Seth Howard 20:51    

90 Blake Bryan 23:01



Boys 5K State

Oklahoma Christian school (3A)

33 Austin Roberts 18:28

49 Jordan High 18:58.60

60 Austin Hill 19:34

84 Morgan Ross 20:35

106 Patrick Douglas 22:52



Girls 2 mile state

Oklahoma Christian school (3A)

 47 Erin Green 13:58.90                  





Boys 5K Norman Regional

Deer Creek (5A)

1 Bryce Balenseifen 16:31

4 Blaine Powell 16:41

5 Kyle Larson 16:49

6 Coleman Crawley 16:55

8 Devin Provines 17:00

11 Chandler King 17:28

16 Grant Schatzman 17:35



Girls 2 mile

Norman Regional

Deer Creek (5A)

5 Rachel Lewis 13:00

10 Sheri Snyder 13:0

23 Kelsie Hancock 13:40

27 Kayla Martin 13:47

32 Katy Ewing 13:53

37 Anne Marie Nigg 14:04

51 Kaleigh Ewing 14:42



Boys 5K

Norman Regional

Edmond Memorial (6A)

1 Alex Shook 16:00

3 Gabe Thompson 16:29

6 Ryan Nielson 16:44

7 Chris Ebert 16:45

11 Harrison Pierce 16:54

49 Bryce Pickard 17:59

51 David Little 18:04



Edmond Santa Fe (6A)

13 Tanner Bailey 16:59

17 Christian Powell 17:08

24 Neil Knight 17:17

25 Kendal Freeman 17:22

45 Stephen Snider 17:52

50 Colton Pearson 18:01

80 Cameron Merrill 19:48



Girls 2 mile

Norman Regional

Edmond Memorial (6A)

3 Jaclyn Hummel 12:08

15 Clara O’Connor 12:43

16 Hannah Taff 12:44

34 Jacqueline Visina 13:13

42 Abbey Scott 13:29

61 Berkley Switzer 14:18

63 Kiara Day 14:24



Edmond Santa Fe (6A)

19 Karlie Hamman 12:49

24 Madison Forman 12:54

26 Miranda Wolf 12:59

28 Allison tompkins 13:02

35 Kysha Miller 13:15

40 Rachel Davis 13:22

41 Julissa Tamez 13:25



Boys 5K Tulsa Regional

Edmond North (6A)

10  Austin Mayer 17:22

13  Blake Crouch 17:29

15  Justin Smith 17:35

18  Zach Verdea 17:48

25  Tyler Francis 18:26

48 Mitch Maddox 19:31

52 Davis Crawford 19:41



Girls 2 mile

Tulsa Regional

Edmond North (6A)

2  Jaci Smith 12:17

3  Jenny Mehner 12:30

18  Kelsey Hicks 13:19

21  A. J. Hunt 13:26

26  Reilly Emerson 13:32

30 Kelsey Castillo 13:45

37 Ashley Grill 13:54