SEARCY – Four members of the Harding women’s cross country team were among a total of 354 NCAA Division II student-athletes who earned 2011 All-Academic status from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
In its normal November meeting some of the elite cross country runners in Oklahoma and Arkansas met up for their annual race.
The two-time defending 5A state champion, Guthrie BlueJay cross country team, finally meet their match at this years state meet. However, head coach Clay Tarter could not have been more proud of his team.
Despite two Guthrie BlueJays crossing the regional line first, the BlueJay cross country team finished second in the Class 5A regional held in Tulsa.
The Guthrie varsity boys cross country team collected another win last week in the Oklahoma Baptist University meet in Shawnee as did the junior varsity squad.
It’s the oldest race in the state and Guthrie runner’s Walker Cross and Jonathan Ogan each had good showings with a top five and top 10 finish.
Walker Cross and Jonathan Ogan have been within steps of each other this season and it proved to be true again this weekend in Tulsa.
The Guthrie Cross Country team won for the third time this season with a dominant performance at the Lindsay meet.
It may have been a secret at the beginning of the 2011 cross country season, but Guthrie’s senior Walker Cross is proving he is going to be a force in 5A. Although, he did finish 11th overall in last years state meet.
Maybe it is an omen for the Guthrie cross country team. En route to their 2010 state championship, the Jays first win came in Weatherford after not winning their own race. Turns out, that is how the 2011 season has begun.