Cross country girls open season in dominating fashion

Cross country girls open season in dominating fashion

Following their 6A state championship in 2019, the Jenks girls cross country opened the 2020 regular season in similar fashion with a first-place finish Saturday at the Field Run Festival at Deer Creek High School in Edmond.

All seven varsity starters finished in 16th place or higher out of 101 total racers at the event. There were 13 total schools competing as well.

Avery Mazzei not only finished with the top time for Jenks in the 5,000-meter course Saturday, she finished first overall with a time of 18:40.51.

Ryann Barber took fourth place with a time of 19:44.17. Deborah Mazzei finished fifth with a time of 19:51.93 and Emily Coffey placed seventh with a time of 20:06.97

Lidia Routh took eighth place with a time of 20:31.40. Tarryn Lowry finished 12th with a time of 20:44.27 and Shelby Kihega placed 16th with a time of 20:51.58.

Field Run Festival 2020. Photos/Michael Kinney
Field Run Festival 2020.
Field Run Festival 2020.

On the boys’ side of the course, the Trojans finished 12th overall out of 14 teams.

Elijah Nyambura had the best time for Jenks, which was 17:39.26 and a 43rd place finish. Todd McDoulette finished 53rd with a time of 17:57.41 and Ethan Lacey placed 80th with a time of 18:53.20.

Britton Garcia took 95th with a time of 19:33.46. Ryan Mcarty finished 98th with a time of 19:45.46 and Carter Ford placed 106th with a time of 21:58.32.

There were 110 total competitors in the boys’ race.

Field Run Festival 2020.
Field Run Festival 2020.
Field Run Festival 2020.

Next up for the Jenks cross country teams will be the Owasso Relays at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Mohawk Park.

Kyle Salomon

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