OC wins men’s tennis, cross country titles
The Oklahoma Christian University Eagles cross country team made it two national titles in as many years, placing four runners in the top 10 and seven in the top 30. Geoffrey Njonjo led the Eagles with a second-place finish.
Two mammoth comebacks at the NAIA national tournament in Mobile, Ala., in May gave OC its first NAIA tennis title in nine years. Bruno Tiberti was named as the tournament’s outstanding player and Kris Miller was named as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s NAIA Coach of the Year for the fifth time.
OC’s Kisorio wins 2
Oklahoma Christian’s Silas Kisorio capped his remarkable career with two more event titles and earned Most Outstanding Performer honors at the NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Kisorio, a senior from Eldoret, Kenya, set a new NAIA meet record in winning the 1500 meters in 3:41.39. It was his third straight NAIA win in that event. Later, he took the 800-meter title as well for the fourth straight year, finishing in 1:47.98.
UCO golfers make runs into NCAA Division II championships
The Central Oklahoma men took a third-place finish at the NCAA Division II golf championship in May.
On the final day, UCO got wins from Josh Creel and Derek Franco, while Baer Aneshansley earned a tie. Andrew Green dropped a one-shot decision and Dillon Rust fell by six strokes.
The UCO women took eighth place in their first-ever national tournament appearance.
Chaney Uhles’ 76 led the way in the final round, while Taylor Neidy shot 78, Lindsey Bensch 81, Tressa Brumley 87 and Mychael McWhorter 88.
Sandlot wins state tourney, makes national semis
The Edmond Sandlot won three straight games to claim the championship of the American Legion Majors State Baseball Tournament in August.
The Edmond all-star team advanced to the semifinals of the American Legion Mid-South Regional baseball tournament in New Orleans, but fell to the host team.
5 from Edmond on Thunder Girls
Coaches selected the Oklahoma City Thunder dance team in August, and five of the new Thunder Girls have Edmond connections.
Ashley, Hayle, Jada, Jenni and LaTeshia all are from Edmond or Arcadia or attended the University of Central Oklahoma.