Jaylee Miller

Jaylee Miller pulls ahead and wins first place during the Duncan Cross Country meet to open the season up with the victory.

Comanche’s Jaylee Miller started off the 2020 cross country season with the top prize of the opening cross country meet as she took the first place prize at Duncan.

As one of two teams from Stephens County at the Duncan cross country meet this past weekend, Miller and two other girls competed in their classification’s race.

Miller who won the 3A Girls individual state championship two years ago had close competition as she came in with a time of 12:52.01 to win the race.

She finished .03 seconds in front of Kaylee Campbell from Bridge Creek to take the win while the other top 50 finisher for the Lady Indians was Ryleigh Woody who came in 33rd with a time of 15:12.33.

The final Comanche girls racer was Sarai Alvarez who came in 54th with a time of 17:32.66.

The Lady Indians team didn’t qualify for the team award as they only had three racers instead of five.

Comanche’s boys team placed 12th as a team with one of their racers finishing in the top 10 to lead the cause to begin the season for the Indians.

Landon Ellis had a seventh place finish with a time of 17:34.92 while the next Comanche racer came in later in the pack as Austin James finished 89th with a time of 24:20.36.

The rest of Comanche’s runners finished in the later part of the pack as Kyler Shelby got in with a time of 25:56.92 to finish 101st. 

Owen Bigford came in a little afterwards with a time of 26:17.67 for 104th place and Jaxon Billingsley came in 118th with a time of 28:32.82 to finish out the team scoring.

Tristin Frye also raced for the Indians as he came in 122nd with a time of 29:23.14 to finish out the first meet for the Indians and Lady Indians of the 2020 season.

Both teams will continue their season at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 as they travel to Madill for their conference cross country meet.

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