DUNCAN – Junior runner Audrey McElhaney passed her first cross-country test of the season with flying color placing first at the Aug. 27 Duncan meet.
McElhaney ran a 19:55 in the 5K race as senior teammate Kendyl Marrero placed second with a time of 22:44.
“They (McElhaney and Marrero) ran very well, and they’ve worked hard and it’s showing off,” Elgin coach Tomi Lorah said. “Audrey just ran away with it.”
Sophomore Hannah Keahbone finished 23rd with a time of 25:43 while junior Hannah Shutts placed 45th with a time of 31:04. Lorah did not enter a full team in the varsity race.
Elgin will compete again on Sept. 2 at the Carl Albert Invitational where McElhaney and Marrero excelled last year. McElhaney finished third there in 2021 with a time of 19:25.
“Kendyl ran there well last year, too,” Lorah said. “We have some goal times for both girls and we’re working towards those.”
McElhaney placed seventh at the Class 5A state meet last year and Marrero finished in the top 25.
Elgin will also run at the Cameron University Invitational Sept. 9, the Lawton High School and Lawton Ike Invitational on Sept. 16, the Edmond Pre-State meet, the OBU Bison Challenge and the conference meet. Elgin will host its own meet Friday, Oct. 14.
At the middle school level, 8th graders Haven Monostori and Julia Bouhwuis finished seventh and eighth, respectively. Monostori posted a time of 12:38.22 in the 1.5-mile race while Bouhwuis had a time of 12:3.21.