Sporting some stronger times to open up the season than in past years, El Reno High School’s cross country team had four runners in the recent Deer Creek Invitational.
In the girls division, sophomore Caroline Huber had the lowest time for El Reno for the 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) course. She crossed the finish line in 22 minutes and nine seconds to best her previous personal best by over a minute.
Huber was 42nd overall out of a field of 136 runners.
Abrianna Prairiechief ran a 25:37 to stop the clock in 113th place.
“They both looked really good. Caroline looked relaxed the entire way,” said El Reno head coach Kandy Connor.
In the boys division, also a 3.1 mile race, El Reno was paced by Drake Holland’s 21:16 effort. He crossed the finish line in 131st place out of 154 runners.
Jacob Long posted a time of 21:49 to take 140th place.
“Drake had one of his better times to start a season. This was also a good time for Jacob to start,” said Connor.
El Reno was slated to run in Friday’s Carl Albert Titans Invitational, which will also be the site for the 2019 Suburban Conference Cross Country Championships set for Oct. 8 in Midwest City.