The No. 15 Mustang Broncos qualified once again for the Class 6A state championship meet on Saturday, extending their record streak to 27 straight years.
The Broncos finished seventh in the 6A regional meet at Wild Horse Park, clearing eighth-place Norman by 62 points to punch their ticket to the big race in Edmond next week.
Katie Jones (Sr.) raced to 12th place individually, finishing with a time of 21:32.10 to help lead the Broncos into the top-seven.
Carol Le (Jr.) and Emily Krafft (Sr.) each cracked the top-35 and the 23-minute mark.
Le placed 28th overall with a time of 22:35.65 while Krafft placed 33rd with a time of 22:57.35. The duo helped secure the team’s spot at state by finishing just ahead of three Norman racers inside the top-50.
Emerson Hodde (So.) and Londyn Medrano (So.) each placed inside the top-50 to round out the team’s scorers.
Hodde finished 46th with a time of 24:07.37 – just ahead of Medrano, who placed 48th with a time of 24:33.65.
The team’s displacers also ran well, including Claire Shriver (Fr.) in 50th place with a time of 24:42.90 and Madison Smith (So.) in 63rd with a time of 27:16.60.
Overall, the team finished with a time of 1:55:46 and a top-five average of 23:09.22. The Broncos scored 167 points.
Second-ranked Deer Creek won the regional title, scoring 33 points with all five placers inside the top-15. No. 3 Edmond Memorial finished second and sixth-ranked Yukon finished third.
The 6A state championship meet will be at Edmond Santa Fe this Saturday. The girls race will kick off the event at 8:30 a.m.