Tahlequah Daily Press

October 26, 2013

Sequoyah teams 3rd at state; Tahlequah teams win regional titles

State and regional cross country roundups.

From Staff reports

— Kyla Holmes came in third place to lead Sequoyah to a third-place finish in the team standings at the Class 3A state meet in Shawnee on Saturday.

Holmes clocked a time of 12:26 in the 3,200-mete race, crossing the finish line behind Marlow’s Rylee Rich (12:16). Henryetta’s Daisey Vanmeter won the individual title at 11:47.

The girls logged 111 points, which was eight behind Marlow for second. Marietta won the team crown with 94 points.

Also for Sequoyah, Kayla Davis came in 10th at 12:38. Taylor Henry (13:01), Julia Spottedbird (13:36) and Sierra Polk (14:24) was 68th to round out the rest of the top five for the Lady Indians, who won the Class 3A regional crown a week ago.

The Keys girls, led by McKenzie Garner (13:46) in 36th, came in 12th.

As for the Sequoyah boys, it was also a third place finish, picking up 114 points. Kansas won with 85 and Riverside was second with 93.

Leading the way for Sequoyah was Terrance Nofire in eighth place at 16:53 in the 5K run. Cayden Salazar was 15th at 17:29.

Sequoyah’s other point-recording runners were: Cody Christie (17:50) in 22nd, Jordan Galvan (18:21) in 39th and Bill Buffalomeat (18:34) in 43rd.

Henryetta’s Colton Green (16:15) won the individual crown, beating out Oklahoma Bible Academy’s Blaine Whitson (16:27).



THS hauls in 2 team golds

In Tulsa, both Tahlequah clubs picked up regional crowns at Oral Roberts University.

On the boys side, Tahlequah’s Zech VanFleet (17:06) edged out Durant’s Alberto Jazquez (17:10) for an indvidual title.

Mo Bassime (17:48) was also in the top 10 for Tahlequah, finishing in 10th only a couple tenths of a second ahead of Glenpool’s Trey Grayson.

Also for Tahlequah, Braxton Hood (18:06) was 15th, Aaron Eversole (18:17) was 17th and Seth Martin (18:25) was 21st.

Tahlequah’s 64 point was 10 better than Coweta in second. Skiatook was third with 98.

The Tahlequah girls won the team championship comfortably, getting 69 points with Collinsville in second at 95. Durant was third with 124.

Tahlequah’s top two performers were Gracie Medellin (13:03) and Amy Hembree (13:05) who finished third and fourth, respectively. Lindsey Chaffin (13:44) was 13th, Alejandra Medellin (13:59) was 18th and Madison Reed (14:18) was 31st to round out the rest of Tahlequah’s runners.

Both Tahlequah teams will compete in the Class 5A state championship meet on Saturday in Edmond.