The Edmond Sun

September 16, 2013

Santa Fe rolls to cross country victories

John Martin
Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — Both boys and girls Edmond Santa Fe varsity cross country teams romped to the team championships of the Putnam City West Invitational last week. The Wolves also brought home two more trophies, sweeping boys and girls junior varsity competitions as well.

In the  boys varsity division, Santa Fe was an easy winner with three runners in the top 10 led by a silver-medal finish by Christian Powell, who covered the 3200 meter course in 9:37.55. He was followed across the finish line by Neil Knight in 7th with a time of 10:10.67 and Stephen Snider in ninth place in 10:13.07.

Also gaining points for the Wolves were Colton Pearson and Carson Spiegel with Jason Musgrove and Joseph Davenport rounding out the Santa Fe squad.

Shawnee was second followed by Western Heights, Choctaw and Southmoore in the team standings. There were 94 entries in the field.

The Lady Wolves were even more dominant, taking the top four places in the 2400 meter race which had 73 entries. Leading the way was Karlie Hammon with a time of 10:15.50 followed by Allison Tompkins (10:36.58), Madison Foreman (10:43.35) and Joelle Glimp (10:45.82). Hannah Hover earned points for her 13th place finish while the Lady Wolves were also represented by Jennifer Gomez and Victoria Walter.

Shawnee was again second, followed by Northwest, Putnam North and Southmoore.

The Santa Fe JV boys grabbed four of the top 10 spots en route to the team title, led by Mason Case in second place with a time of 11:07.21 followed by Drew Markwell, DJ Baker and Keegan Coplin. Also on the Wolfpack squad were Nash Skinner, Maurus Engbergs and Andrew Russell.

Julia Tang ran an 11:34.43 to take second place for Santa Fe in the girls JV race, followed by Hope Davis in second, Pamela Caballeres in fifth and Jessica Furne in eighth to cinch the team championship. Others on the Lady Wolves’ squad include Michaela Anderson, Ash Chinda and Violet Withington.

Deer Creek was the winner of boys seventh and eighth grade titles while the Lady Antlers were second in both girls races. Edmond Summitt, paced by Chloe Case, was the winner of the seventh grade girls. Courtney Wilkinson finished third for Edmond Cheyenne and Lauren Fields was Deer Creek’s top performer.

In the seventh grade boys competition, Deer Creek, paced by Steven Clark, Tiag Campney and Nathan Means edged Edmond Sequoyah for the title. Parker Jackson of Cheyenne was the winner in 5:48.73 while Jay Keiffer was Cimarron’s top performer. J. Rolfe, Val Park and Jacob Frierson paced Sequoyah to the runner-up spot.

Jed Helker of Edmond Central, running unattached, was the winner of the eighth grade boys race in 5:21.60. Mathew Sinor of champion Deer Creek was second and Jackson Stuart of Summitt was third.

Rachel Sanders and Hannah May Gigstad were fourth and fifth to spark the Lady Antlers to the runner-up finish in the eighth grade girls race. Emily Egan was Sequoyah’s top runner.

Meanwhile, Edmond North traveled to Putnam City for a meet on Friday and took the team championships in both boys and girls competition.