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October 21, 2012

Demons claim second at regionals; Advance to state meet

DUNCAN — Throughout the entire season, the Duncan Demons cross country team has been working towards one goal, state.

In order to fulfill that quest however, DHS first had to navigate its way through the Class 5A West regional meet, which was held this past Saturday in Norman.

Led by a second place finish from Walker Clampitt (16:34), and a ninth place finish from Mason Bivens (17:02), the Demons were able to secure a runners-up spot as a team and qualify for the state championships.

“I thought we ran very well overall,” Duncan coach Todd Ledford said. “We had some of our kids run their best times of the season. Anytime you can score very few points, especially with two runners then it’s a huge boost for the team.”

Deer Creek won regionals by a huge margin over Duncan, sending five runners in the top-10.

“Deer Creek is a very good and very consistent team,” Ledford said. “Our goal this week was to qualify for state and we did that. Now hopefully we can run our best times of the season at state and have a chance to knock Deer Creek off. But, it’s going to take a huge effort.”

Malachi Spann finished in 21st (17:56) for the Demons, with teammate Shawn Moore in 31st (18:22).

Taber Kaspereit was in 47th (18:49), followed by Seth Gonzalez in 50th (18:51), with Dylan Trusley rounding out the Demons in 89th (20:22).

Edmond will be the site of the state meet, which takes place this Saturday.

“Our kids love running on that course for some reason,” Ledford said. “A lot of the preparation is mental for these kids. I know they will be ready and do their best though.”

Meanwhile, the results didn’t go in favor of the Lady Demons at regionals.

However, despite a 12th place team finish, the youthful DHS squad made sure they still ran hard.

Macey Legaly led the team with a 17th place (13:22) finish in the individual standings. Hannah Scott clocked in at 54th overall (14:45), with teammate Rebecca Brewer in 78th (15:37).

Alexa Cabelka finished in 81st (15:45), with Julie Maldonado in 107th (18:37).

Shawnee claimed the overall team title with Deer Creek finishing second.


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