Cross Country Teams Head to State on Friday, 10/28

posted Oct 25, 2016, 12:42 PM by District Webmaster   [ updated Oct 25, 2016, 12:43 PM ]
The Bartlesville Boys and Girls Cross Country teams will be leaving for the 6A State Cross Country Meet at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016 from the south end of the Bartlesville High School campus near the Fine Arts Center entrance and Bruin Activity Center. 

The 2014-15 and 2015-16 girls teams were state 6A champions, while the 2015-16 boys team was the 6A runner up. Both the boys and girls 2016-17 teams are ranked #1 in the state, with both winning the Frontier Valley Conference and 6A East Regional, a first-time-ever for both to win.

The teams have a great chance of winning two state championships on Saturday, October 29. They also have a great chance of bringing home an Academic State Championship Plaque as well with a team GPA of 3.98.

The Cross Country Spirit Committee is coordinating a special send-off for them with possibly band, pom and/or cheer participation.

Coach David Ayres said, "This can be a very special day to the Cross Country team. The support of our community was a driving force to winning the last two state championships and we hope to do it again. This is the best overall team, boys and girls, that we’ve ever had. They have worked very hard since Memorial Day, through the summer and our grueling competition season. They have been fighting toe to toe with the bigger and more prominent programs in the state." 

David Ayres and Bon Bennett are the district's coaches for cross country.

Cross Country Varsity Boys Team:
  • Henry Williams (captain)
  • James Martinez
  • Nathan Laurtisen
  • Reese Hammon
  • John David Lancaster
  • Noah Eiden
  • Caleb Eiden
  • Tyler Gerth
  • Spencer Hales
  • Treavor Taylor
  • Tyler Linthacum
  • Arrow Linde
Cross Country Varsity Girls Team:
  • Shay Stayton (captain)
  • Rilee Rigdon
  • Greta Olsen
  • Erin Epperson
  • Madi Taylor
  • Margaret Drummond
  • Rachel Harper
  • Elena Fries
  • Lauren Cotch
  • Liza Williams
  • Meghan Landers
  • Aarya Ghonasgi
  • Jenna Gunter
  • Kayleigh Ayres (manager)
  • Daphnne Wheat (manager)
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