Solid start for cross country teams

by Todd Brooks

The Comanche cross country teams opened the season at a meet in Duncan last Saturday and came away with some solid team and individual performances.

The Comanche High School girls finished second as a team with senior Jaylee Miller leading the way with a second-place overall finish with a time of 13:54.33 over the two-mile course.

The freshmen put in a strong performance. Brilee Combs finished sixth (14:20.14), Jillian Evans placed 12th (15:07.86) and Karsynn Bowles was 17th (15:23.27). Sarai Alvarez rounded out the Comanche scorers with a 44th place finish (19:29.02).

The Lady Indians finished with 65 points, 21 points behind first place Cache.

The high school boys took sixth place out of nine teams with 134 points and were just three points shy of fifth-place Altus. Cache won the team competition.

The Indians got two top 20 performances. Senior Landon Ellis was in the lead back at the halfway turn and finished fifth overall with a time of 17:49.77. Freshman Brycen Lassley finished 20th with a time of 19:55.49. He was the second-highest placing freshman in the 5K event.

Koble Lewis was third for Comanche in 28th place (20:12.36), Noah Nichols was 31st (20:20.36) and Jaxson Billingsley rounded out scoring for Comanche in 72nd place with a time of 23:21.52.

Also competing, but not scoring for Comanche were Owen Bigford in 76th place, Tristin Frye in 77th place, Gage Jessen in 78th.

There were a total of 120 runners in the event.

In junior high girls, Comanche Jr. High took fifth place with 92 points. Ava Foraker led a close group of four for Comanche. She finished 23rd with a time of 13:36.02 over the 1.5-mile run. She was followed closely by Emma Milburn in 24th, less than a second behind with a time of 13:36.77. They were followed by Mellanie Lumbert in 26th (14:01.42); Brailey Presgrove was 28th (14:20.67).

Keeley Peacock rounded out scoring for Comanche in 45th place with a time of 17:08.49.

Also competing for Comanche were Aubrey Eakins in 53rd place, Kimber Morris in 54th place and Bristol Hurst in 60th place.

In the junior high boys event, Comanche’s Jackson Lohrer brought home first place for the Jr. Indians with a time of 12:49.02, 13 seconds ahead of the second place finisher over the two-mile run.

Donovan Rosero Patino was next for Comanche in 28th place with a time of 19:17.80. he was followed by Garrett Ivester with 33rd place (21:46.83) and Hickory Anderson in 34th (23:43.17).

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