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Lady Jackets run to runner-up, HHS 4th at Hennessey meet

September 21, 2022 - 00:00
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    KHS JUNIORS Peyton Walker, left, and Chesni Newkirk helped lead the team to a runner-up finish at last weekend’s cross country meet in Hennessey. [Photo by Russell Stitt/www.stitt.]

Kingfisher took runner- up and Hennessey fourth last Saturday during the high school girls race of the ninth annual Mike Driskill Invitational cross country meet.

The meet was run at Hennessey’s Turkey Creek Golf Course.

KHS finished 11 points behind Guthrie in the team race.

The Lady Jackets did so despite Scout Snodgrass being unable to finish the race. Snodgrass fell ill during the run and was unable to continue.

Still, KHS scored just 73 points on the strength of the remainder of the team, which was led by Chesni Newkirk.

The junior was fourth out of 127 contestants and ran the 3,200 meter race in 13:56.44.

Peyton Walker was 12th, but 11th in score placing as she crossed in 14:20.94.

Harper Evans was 14th (12th), Terry Ann McCully 19th (16th) and Emmy Lunsford 38th (30th) to round out Kingfisher’s scoring.

Hennessey notched 99 points to finish below Alva’s 91.

The Lady Eagles had three runners finish in the top-20.

Tayler Franklin led the way in 16th (13) as she finished in 14:32.88.

She was followed by Taryn Jech in 18th (15th) and Jocelyn Matousek, who was 20th (17th).

“I was really happy with how the whole team ran,” said KHS coach Kerri Lafferty.

“The course was set up pretty tough for them, but they seemed to handle it well.”

Kingfisher’s boys took sixth in their 5K race.

The Jackets scored 205 points overall.

Guthrie won the meet with 43 points, which was six fewer than runner-up OKC Knights.

Chisholm took third with 76.

Coleman Gilles led the KHS contingent as he was 31st (28th) out of 142 runners.

He finished in 19:51.31.

Rhett Schlegel was next in 47th (38th) as he finished in 20:37.37.

Cashion had two runners compete in the boys race.

Gage Bedick finished 34th and Luke Baustert 36th.

“It was a good race for our guys,” Lafferty said. “Everyone who has competed there before knows that it’s always a tough course and our guys are running better than they were at this point last season.”

Team/individual results: 9th annual Mike Driskill Invitational at Hennessey High School Boys 5K Guthrie 43 OKC Knights 57 Chisholm 76 Perkins-Tryon 113 Timberlake 144 Kingfisher 205 OBA 206 Woodward 217 Mount St. Mary 225 Riverside 249 Ripley 275 Drummond 304 Cashion - Gage Bedick 34th, 19:59.81; Luke Baustert 36th, 20:13.72 Kingfisher - Coleman Gilles 31st (28th), 19:51.31; Rhett Schlegel 47th (38th), 20:37.37; Wyatt Long 51st (40th), 20:43.62; Alezandro Cuellar 60th (47th), 21:07.18; Conner Askey 67th (52nd), 21:19.81; Raiden Clarke 74th (55th), 21:44.34 High School Girls 3,200 m Guthrie 62 Kingfisher 73 Alva 91 Hennessey 99 Chisholm 120 Riverside 126 Cherokee 169 - Tayler Franklin 16th (13th),

14:32.88; Taryn Jech 18th

(15th), 14:34.72; Jocelyn Matousek 20th (17th),

14:42.22; Emma Sipe 33rd

(26th), 15:08.47; Jazzy Bullis 35th (28th), 15:17.84; Kate Curran 69th (50th),

16:55.97; Marisol Valles

76th (56th), 17:10.47; Karci Vadder 78th, 17:20.44;

- Chesni Newkirk 4th, 13:56.44; Peyton Walker 12th (11th),

14:20.94; Harper Evans

14th (12th), 14:27.38; Terry Ann McCully 19th (16th),

14:37.18; Emmy Lunsford

38th (30th), 15:32.03; Avery Davis 43rd (33rd),

15:40.38; Hannah Francis

44th (34th), 15:46.97; Natalie Garrett 61st, 16:32.15.