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November 24, 2013

‘Big Apple’ recognition

NORMAN — Norman North’s Bri Kuestersteffen is headed to New York City.

The senior was named the Oklahoma representative for the Wendy’s High School Heisman at a ceremony on Thursday and will travel to New York City for the national award ceremony on Dec. 13, a televised event hosted by ESPN. She is one of 12 finalists for the award.

Kuestersteffen, who led the Timberwolves to last year’s state tournament in basketball, stars on the soccer squad and is also involved in her school’s drama program. She plans on playing soccer at UAB next year.

North was awarded $2,000 for Kuestersteffen’s nomination, and will receive another $10,000 if she wins the award. She would win a championship trophy and $500 Wendy’s gift card.

Barrett qualifies for national meet: Norman North’s Ben Barrett won the Class 6A cross country title a month ago, and things are only getting better for the junior.

Barrett, along with North’s state

championship girls’ team, competed at a regional meet that feeds the Nike Cross Nationals meet. North’s girls’ team finished seventh at the meet and won’t advance, but Barrett finished fourth and moves on to compete at the national meet on Dec. 7 in Portland, Ore.

Barrett finished the regional meet with a time of 15:37.17, nine seconds off the winner’s pace. He is the first Oklahoma runner to attend the meet.

Westmoore advances to rematch with Jenks

Westmoore pulled off the biggest upset of the season on Saturday, upsetting undefeated Lawton in a game that was rescheduled from Friday night.

The 28-15 victory was Westmoore’s biggest win of the season and the statement win that was the only thing missing from the Jaguars’ 8-2 regular season. Their previous losses were to the state’s No. 1 and No. 4 teams in Jenks and Broken Arrow, both of which advanced to the state semifinals.

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