CPHS Cross Country: Sandites host first-ever 5K, Boys place 4th, Girls 5th

Sand Springs hosted its first-ever cross country meet Saturday at Case Community Park. The Case Cross Country Invitational combined high school and junior high running with the Eighth Annual Conner’s Classic 5K.

The Conner’s Classic is an annual Sand Springs Public Schools Cross Country fundraiser, named for a former special needs student who is unable to run on his own. Elementary Coach Chris Corbin pushes Conner Williamson in an adult racing stroller each year so that the Sandite can participate.

The Conner’s Classic was previously held at Ray Brown Park next to Charles Page High School. This year it was held at Case as the opener before the school races began. Danyel Swafford (43) won the women’s run in 23:55 with a remarkable 2:14 lead on the runner-up, Gina Myers (36). Both ladies are from Sand Springs. Lydon Swafford (13) won the men’s run in 22:21 followed by Michael Randolph (41) in 23:49, both from Sand Springs.

Deer Creek High School from Edmond won all four high school categories, both men and women’s varsity and men and women’s junior varsity. Bartlesville Junior High won the girls’ race and Jenks Junior High won the boys’.

Sand Springs placed fifth of eight teams in the girls’ varsity race. The varsity boys placed fourth of eleven and the JV boys placed sixth of nine. The Lady Sandites did not field a full team for junior varsity.

Deer Creek sophomore Aubrey Byers won varsity girls in 20:34 followed by Grove sophomore Rory Geer in 21:43. Junior Erika Baker led the Lady Sandites with a nineteenth place finish in 24:19.

Deer Creek dominated the boys’ competition, winning the first four places and six of the top eight. Senior Steven Clark won in 17:05 closely followed by junior teammate Jack Reed in 17:08. Sandite senior Jacob Smith cracked the top ten in 18:34 with a narrow lead on teammate Nelson Yazzie in 18:41.

Deer Creek won the top eight places in JV girls and thirteen of the top fourteen, led by Zenaida Burgos in 23:01. Haylee Alford was the lone Lady Sandite in JV and finished 24th place in 29:07.

Freshman Landon Harrod led the Deer Creek JV boys in 18:22. The Antlers won six of the top seven spots. Kaegan Murray placed 28th for the Sandites in 21:11.

The Sandites will return to action October 4th, 2018 at the Owasso Invitational in Mohawk Park.

Varsity Girls 5K
(Sand Springs Individuals)
24:19 Erika Baker - 19th
24:30 Chezney Kelley - 20th
25:26 Sara Abbet - 25th
27:04 Elizabeth Watts - 35th
27:12 Wanageeska Williams - 37th
28:10 Teagan Smith - 46th
29:54 Victoria Baker - 57th
(Team Placement)
1. Deer Creek
2. Bartlesville
3. Grove
4. Stillwater
5. Sand Springs
6. Thomas Edison
7. Mannford
8. Broken Arrow

JV Girls 5K
(Sand Springs)
29:07 Haylee Alford - 24th
(Team Placement)
1. Deer Creek
2. Berryhill
3. Bartlesville
4. Thomas Edison
5. Will Rogers

Junior High Girls - 1 Mile
(Sand Springs)
8:32 Ty Davis - 70th
(Team Placement)
1. Bartlesville
2. Jenks
3. Mannford
4. Edison Preparatory
5. Bixby
6. Grove
7. Berryhill
8. Anderson

Conner’s Classic 5K
23:55 Danyel Swafford - 1st
26:09 Gina Myers - 2nd
28:19 Barbara Pinkerton - 3rd
29:00 Candice Marshall - 4th
29:03 Alison Day - 5th
29:32 Holly Kersgieter - 6th
29:58 Bayleigh Cheney - 7th
32:37 Kassandra Burgess - 8th
33:04 Isabella Regalado - 9th
33:29 Christina Frisbie - 10th
33:58 Haden Brown - 11th
34:05 Paige Myers - 12th
34:47 Carole Cothran - 13th
35:02 Tami Lee - 14th
35:11 Megan Perkins - 15th
36:07 Toby Nightengale - 16th
36:15 Amber Burdge - 17th
36:17 Angela Calhoun - 18th
37:14 Jentry Hughes - 19th
37:18 Julia Wolf - 20th
37:18 Jade Shrum - 21st
37:19 McKenzie Harris - 22nd
37:38 Tammy Collins - 23rd
37:42 Melissa Cronin - 24th
42:22 Charitee Elias - 25th
42:22 Morgan Poletek - 26th
42:23 Brynlee Slankard - 27th
42:43 Ashley Lambert - 28th
42:43 Makayla Davis - 29th
42:44 Katie Daniels - 30th
45:08 Daniela Solis - 31st
45:08 Jordan Darrian - 32nd
46:10 Kaitlynn Roberts - 33rd
46:11 Kaslynn Horton - 34th
46:28 Libby Colson - 35th
46:29 Caylee O’Bryan - 36th
46:29 Madison Morris - 37th
47:35 Tori McAllister - 38th
47:35 Shaynne Cook - 39th
47:35 Cherysh Meyers - 40th


Varsity Boys 5K
(Sand Springs Individuals)
18:34 Jacob Smith - 10th
18:41 Nelson Yazzie - 11th
19:25 Aden Baughman - 23rd
19:45 Jaelyn Jackson - 27th
20:17 Danny Murray - 37th
20:41 Cameron McCrary - 44th
22:17 Caleb James - 59th
(Team Placement)
1. Deer Creek
2. Bartlesville
3. Stillwater
4. Sand Springs
5. Thomas Edison
6. Broken Arrow
7. Sapulpa
8. Riverfield Country Day
9. Grove
10. Mannford
11. Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences

JV Boys 5K
(Sand Springs)
21:11 Kaegan Murray - 28th
22:23 Alejandro Lopez - 47th
23:29 Chandler Blake - 67th
25:28 Sean Kuehn - 96th
26:20 David Rigsby - 107th
26:31 Colton Sanders - 110th
26:40 Christian West - 112th
26:58 Dalton Wilcox - 117th
27:41 Matt Wilkerson - 126th
29:33 Noah Hanlon - 134th
29:34 Nicholas Sango - 135th
31:27 Caleb Garzone - 144th
32:39 Mitchell Medford - 149th
(Team Placement)
1. Deer Creek
2. Bartlesville
3. Stillwater
4. Broken Arrow
5. Thomas Edison
6. Sand Springs
7. Sapulpa
8. Berryhill
9. Will Rogers

Junior High Boys 1 Mile
(Sand Springs)
6:24 Kodah Gregory - 22nd
7:27 Zac Davis - 55th
7:59 Garrett Sorenson - 66th
8:22 Braden Gregory - 78th
(Team Placement)
1. Jenks
2. Bartlesville
3. Edison Prep
4. Berryhill
5. Grove
6. Bixby
7. Tulsa Honor
8. Riverfield

Conner’s Classic 5K
22:21 Lydon Swafford - 1st
23:49 Michael Randolph - 2nd
24:03 Bryan Chatham - 3rd
26:17 Chris Corbin - 4th
26:38 Jeff McKnight - 5th
27:02 Dru Thomas - 6th
27:45 Michael Marshall - 7th
28:46 Micah Burdge - 8th
28:52 Jeff Myers - 9th
29:36 Coy Cariness - 10th
29:42 Sean Swafford - 11th
29:57 Justin Carnahan - 12th
31:03 Larry Flemming - 13th
31:14 Dell Chambers - 14th
32:50 Steve Crider - 15th
32:58 Jackson Burdge - 16th
34:45 Kelleen Calhoun - 17th
46:31 Matt Watkins - 18th