Cross Country Goes The Distance
Cross Country Goes The Distance
Mackenzie Slusser
Thursday, October 26, 2017

This is the seventh year Heavener High School has offered Cross Country. Coach Ray West is excited about this season and said that their numbers are way up from last year.  Coach West also said, “There are some young men and women that have great opportunities to make it to state this year. As long as they keep practicing hard, competing well, and remain healthy and uninjured there will be some people competing at Oklahoma Baptist University which is where our state is held.” Maliek Lira, a junior, has been on the men's cross country team for four years. When asked if he was looking forward to this season, he said, “Yeah! I think the women’s and the men's teams are going to be really great this year! Hopefully, we can make it state this year, our times are really good.”  On October 21st, the State competition was held. The men's and women’s teams both finished 15th overall. The women's team set a record for Heavener High School with an average time of 14:55. The top finisher for the women’s team was Iris Martinez placing 34th out of 168 runners. The top men’s finisher was Maliek Lira placing 42nd out of 168 runners. Coach West is extremely proud of all the team members and is grateful for the support from back home.

Ninth grade:

Leticia Reyes     Elijah Cook

Laura Luna         Eduardo Hernandez

Tenth grade:

Cactus Shipman

Eli Stapp

Tucker Stepp

Chrystian Martinez

Eleventh grade:

Jackie Perez        Quinn Grice

Laney Tiffee         Maliek Lira

                              Allen Leder

Twelfth grade:                               

Winter Lowery      Dalton Luman

Iris Martinez          Dawson Adrean

Areli Martinez       Enrique Luna

Yisel Martinez       Ramiro Cruz

Lucy Martinez