Cameron Langdon had a feeling everything was falling right into place as he turned onto the final straightaway at Wild Horse Park.
Langdon saw just one runner ahead and knew Meeker’s Riley Randall wouldn’t factor into the 5A/6A race. He eyed the finish line as it shined through a string of decorative gold lights – the Mustang course lit by the city’s softball and baseball fields, portable light towers, and even solar yard lights on Saturday night.
“It was kind of relieving,” the Mustang sophomore said. “It felt pretty good because I did so bad on this course last year. I felt a lot better this time and more capable. To get first was definitely cool.”
Langdon spearhead a dominant performance by the Broncos, who placed five scorers inside the top-7 and two others inside the top-25. Mustang captured the team championship by more than 80 points over second-place Choctaw. Bishop Kelley finished third.
“I think what’s most important was the team win,” Langdon said. “After getting fourth place in our first meet last week, it was a big confidence boost for us. We know what we’re capable of and we worked hard over the past week to show it. We wanted to prove that we’re capable of competing and contending to win each time we race.”
Langdon finished with a time of 16:46.45, just under four seconds ahead of second-place finisher Noah Meacham from Broken Arrow. Senior Jacoby Nance (16:55.21), freshman Noah Thayer (17:00.30), and junior Carson Patten (17:00.79) nearly crossed the finish line together, followed just behind by senior Dylan Chaoomchaisiri (17:04.22).
Junior Ryan Cable (17.34.23) finished 14th while junior Luke Balliew (18:10.00) finished 24th, rounding out Mustang’s total time of 1:24:46.97. The team’s average time (16:57.40) trumped Choctaw’s team average of 18:00.35.
Bethany won the Class 2A-4A portion of the race followed by Heritage Hall in second place and Cascia Hall in the third.
LE PACES VARSITY GIRLS
Carol Le paced the Mustang girls to a sixth-place finish on Saturday night.
The junior placed 14th overall with a time of 21:44.04, finishing inside the top-40 for the second straight race. Senior Emily Krafft (23:28.76) and sophomore Londyn Medrano (23:32.53) placed 28th and 29th while sophomore Emerson Hodde (24:46.87) placed 41st and sophomore Madison Smith (25:24.20) placed 50th.
Junior Kiara Smith and freshman Claire Shriver rounded out the team’s overall finishers. Smith placed 52nd with a time of 25:27.63 and Shriver placed 64th with a time of 26:21.61.
The Broncos finished with a total time of 1:58:56.40, an average time of 23:47.28 and 162 total points. Edmond Memorial won the 5A/6A event with 23 points, Yukon finished second with 65, and Norman North finished third with 70.
McLoud won the 2A-4A race while Cascia Hall finished second and Washington finished third.
JV BOYS POST PERFECT SCORE
Mustang’s junior varsity boys pulled off a major accomplishment on Saturday night, posting a perfect score in their 5K.
The Broncos placed first through seventh, led by sophomore Carson Fincher with a time of 17:58.56. Junior Wyatt Fryar (18:09.77) placed second, sophomore Ashton Anderson (18:41.38) placed third, sophomore Griffin Hawthorne (18:41.67) placed fourth, and freshman Wyatt Karber (18:46.54) placed fifth.
Freshman Teagan Nelson and junior Tavien Gallop rounded out the performance in sixth and seventh. Nelson finished with a time of 18:54.13 and Gallop finished with a time of 19:01.90.
Mustang’s junior varsity girls placed fifth, led by a pair of top-20 performances from sophomores Avery Frings and Lauren Vivier. Frings placed 15th with a time of 25:13.24 while Viver placed 16th with a time of 25:28.98.