Millerette runners win Cache Invitational meet

Emily Schneider chases down a Guthrie runner during the Carl Albert Invitational. (Photo courtesy Jeff Harrsion, Midwest City Beacon)

By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
CACHE – In their first two meets, Yukon’s Millerette cross country team has been on the cusp of bringing home a title.
The Millerettes did it on Friday.
Yukon had their first five runners finish in the top five positions to win the Warrior Spirit Classic at Cache.
The Millerettes had finished second at Mustang and fourth at Carl Albert, but dominated on Friday, scoring 15 ;points to outdistance second place Altus who had 69. Lawton was third with 117.
All seven Yukon runners finished in the top eight of the meet.
“We had a good meet at Cache,” Millerette head coach Rod Zimmerman said. “It was one of those small meets where we all expect to win and those can be difficult when there are not a lot of other runners pushing you.
“We were also working on slowing down their first 400 meters so they would have a little more at the end of the race,” he added. “They slowed it down a little, not as much as I was going for but they ran really well and I think finished stronger than they had been. This is a hard working group and a smart group and they are running with a purpose.”
Harper Barlow won the meet going away. She ran a time of 19 minutes and 8.52 seconds.
Keira Blumhof was second in a time of 16:51.87. Nora England-Jones ran a third place time of 20:40.93, Emily Schneider was fourth in 21:08.83 and Kailan Parks was fifth in 21:25.89.
Jacy Henson finished right behind Parks in 21:26.36 to finish sixth and Emma Rouner ran eighth in 22:47.97.
Yukon travels to Choctaw on Friday for the Choctaw Invitational at Choctaw Creek Park. The meet is for a 10 a.m. start with the JV teams, followed by the varsity.