EDMOND — Hayley Redwine started the race near the middle of the pack. She stayed there for the half of the meet, passing the mile mark in 10th place.
But she didn’t finish there.
The Norman High runner made a second-half push to make up ground, and she was rewarded with a third-place finish at the Class 6A state cross country meet at Edmond Santa Fe on Saturday.
Redwine headlined a successful day for both Norman schools, clocking in at 11:35 to finish on the podium, while the Norman North girls put three in the top 20 to finish in third place.
Redwine was joined by Norman’s Mackenzie Wahpepah-Harris came in third for NHS on the boys’ side, finishing in 15:40.
Westmoore had also hoped to have a pair of runners finish near the top of the pack. But after strong outings at regionals Alex Scott and Alex Davis were not able to have a repeat performance.
Davis ran a 16:49 to take 39th on the boys side. He had the fastest time of any runner from Moore. Westmoore’s Zach hart and Southmoore’s Brandon Anders took 58th and 59th respectively.
For the girls, Savannah Waddell was the top placer with a time of 12:11 over the 3,000 meter course. She fell into 20th place. Scott (22nd), Shelby Miller (29th) and Ashtyn DeRoin (30th) all finished in the top 30 to give the Lady Jaguars a fourth place finish with 127 points. Jenks took first while Mustang took second place.