With an increase in numbers, the boys and girls Cross Country teams at PHS are finding their way.


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DOING HIS PART: Junior Brandon Pickle clocked in a time of 23:24 during the Poteau race, helping his team take home the prize for the day at the home tournament.

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On Tuesday September 24, the PHS Cross Country team competed at the Wister tournament, bringing home second place for both the boys and the girls teams.  This win is part of a continuing list of success for the team which more than doubled this season.

Coaches Brennan and Silva have taken their teams to four races already this year including Camp Gruber, the Mud Run, hosting their home tournament, and the Wister race.

The Cross Country teams will head to Tahlequah-Sequoyah on September 28 for their fifth race of the season.

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The Lady Pirate Cross Country team gathers for a photo moments before their race at home on Friday September 20.
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Andrew Riley comes in for a strong finish at the Poteau race. Overall, the boys placed first.
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The first of the Poteau girls to make it across the finish line in their home tournament was Maura Tecla, clocking in at 14 minutes 34 seconds. Tecla and the rest of the girls team managed a third place finish overall.