The Mustang Broncos are running strong after two big time performances over the last two weekends.
The No. 4 Broncos finished sixth with a strong showing amongst a loaded crowd at the 2023 Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater on Saturday. They entered the meet after winning the Westmoore Jaguar Jamboree two weeks ago in Oklahoma City.
Cameron Langdon (Jr.) and Carson Patten (Sr.) continue to lead the Broncos on their march to the postseason. Langdon has reeled off two wins this season, including a title run in the Jaguar Jamboree, while Patten has consistently been on his heels, finishing runner-up twice.
Check out these notes from Mustang’s last three meets:
Mustang nearly cracked the top five in a field of 51 teams, placing five racers in the top 100 individually on route to sixth place overall and third among Oklahoma teams.
Langdon placed inside the top 10 with nearly 500 runners in the field, clocking in at 16:20.3. He finished third among Oklahoma runners behind Deer Creek’s Graham Mitchell and Brody Woodcock.
Patten finished inside the top 20 with an 18th-place showing. He notched a time of 16:43.6 – just eight seconds from cracking the top 15. He finished seventh out of all Oklahoma racers.
Luke Balliew (Sr.), Teagan Nelson (So.), and Noah Thayer (So.) rounded out Mustang’s placers.
Balliew placed 62nd with a time of 17:34.5 while Nelson placed 71st with a time of 17:43.1. Thayer placed 84th with a time of 17:55.9.
Ryan MartinezKappel (Fr.) and Wyatt Fryar (Sr.) finished as the team’s displacers.
MartinezKappel placed 100th with a time of 18:03.7 while Fryar finished 120th with a time of 18:16.3.
Top-ranked Deer Creek won the meet with a score of 78 points. Lucas Lovejoy (TX) finished second with 90. The gap widened from second place to third as second-ranked Edmond North finished with 182 points. Mustang scored 242.
Micah Blomker of Shawnee Mission (KS) won the meet with a time of 15:41.5 while Joseph Bariola of Lakeside (TX) finished second with a time of 15:45.4. Mitchell (Deer Creek) finished third with a time of 15:53.6.
The Broncos won their second straight meet on Sept. 16 in Oklahoma City, capturing the Westmoore Jaguar Jamboree title with Langdon and Patten leading the way.
Langdon won his second straight individual title, finishing first with a time of 15:53.96. Patten was quite literally on his heels in second place, clocking in at 15:55.26.
Balliew, Ryan Cable (Sr.), and Nelson rounded out the team’s placers – all finishing inside the top 12.
Balliew placed ninth with a time of 16:30.71 while Cable placed 10th, coming in at 16:36.78. Nelson placed 12th with a time of 16:39.84.
Thayer and Fryar clocked in as the team’s displacers, but still finishing inside the top 25.
Thayer placed 16th with a time of 16:51.20 while Fryar placed 22nd with a time of 17:12.40.
The Broncos scored 34 points overall. No. 11 Edmond Santa Fe finished second with 44 points while Class 3A No. 1 Casady finished third with 83.
EDMOND SANTA FE PRE-STATE
Mustang sent seven racers to compete in the 2023 Edmond Santa Fe Pre-State meet on Saturday. The Broncos finished 12th out of 17 teams.
Wyatt Karber (So.) finished first for Mustang and 49th overall, clocking in at 18:30.60. He finished just ahead of Trent Dovers (Sr.), who placed 52nd with a time of 18:34.04.
Dovers barely edged out Tavien Gallop (Sr.), who placed 53rd with a time of 18:4.64. Hunter Davis (Sr.) placed 60th (18:45.89) while Trenton DeClaire (So.) placed 65th (18:52.77) to round out the team’s placers.
Griffin Hawthorne (Jr.) and Robert Manzo (Sr.) finished as the team’s displacers. Hawthorne placed 66th with a time of 18:53.55 while Manzo placed 83rd with a time of 19:32.97.