The state cross country meet happens Oct. 26 at Edmond’s Mitch Park.
Yet, if the NHS boys don’t have one of the state’s top individuals, the NHS girls certainly do in Hayley Redwine, who is the top returning runner in Class 6A, having finished third at last year’s state meet.
Tiger girls coach Suzy Rojas believes her team will prove itself to be more than a standout individual as it goes about trying to qualify for a 15th straight state meet.
“The girls have a chance to surprise some people in the next two months,” she said. “They have been locked in and have had a great attitude … They have been a fun group to coach and we are eager to run against a great field.”
A huge meet, every varsity race will be followed by a junior varsity race. And, after the boys big-school junior varsity race goes off at 3 p.m., two all-classes junior high races will go off at 4:30 (girls) and 5 p.m. (boys).
A runner’s paradise, the event will only shut down after about seven hours of racing.
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