Cross country season has come to an end and for some, it’s their last season here at PHS. When asked what she thought of her performance with this year being her last, Zoe Nesbitt said “That question stings a little. It’s bittersweet, I love this sport and want to watch as our younger runners get faster and stronger, but the competitor in me wants to race forever.” Seniors have really taken charge this year and played a big part in increasing morale within the team. “I got a chance to lead a lot more this year and felt like a larger part of the team. I feel confident in the team coming next year, young as ours is,” said Riley Gastelum. With the help of Coach Aguero, our runners are pushing themselves harder than ever and some like Shelby Zink are finding a new appreciation for the sport. “I first started running as a way to stay active, but this year has made me view the sport more competitively. I enjoy representing my school and being part of a team. “ This is Coach Aguero’s first year at Poteau as well as coaching at the high school level. “I have been coaching collegiately for the past 17 years, so there are many new things that stand out to me. The majority of our athletes have improved quite a bit from the start of the season until now. Our Monday long runs have also been a highlight. It's exciting to see athletes run farther than they ever have before. I really enjoyed seeing our athletes get the opportunity to compete at the prestigious Chile Pepper Festival.”Not only did Poteau attend the chili pepper festival PHS Cross Country placed top 5 in regionals qualifying them to attend the state meet on Oct. 30th. Poteau competed against 4a schools from all over the state. Runner Zoe Nesbitt has high hopes when it comes to state “I think we’ve got a good shot at coming in the top ten, a tall order when ranking against these private schools. We’re stronger, faster, and more conditioned than ever before, it looks good.” Poteau left for the state meet Friday the 29th to compete in the state meet the following day with the boys placing 7th out of 21 other 4a schools and the girls placing 8th out of 21 and PHS senior Zoe Nesbitt coming in at 11th place out of 165 with a time of 11:37 in the two-mile. Congrats on a great season!

 

 

2021-2022 ROSTER

ACEVEDO, CARLOS
ANDREWS, CALEB
BAKER, EMMA
BAKER, MATTILYNE
BAKER, TYLER
Treagan Ballard
BARNES, ASHLYNN
BRANNON, KYNLI
CAMPBELL, BENJAMIN
CAMPOS, DEYSI
CHAVEZ, MACKENZIE
CLARK, SHANNON
CLUBB, ALEXANDER
COLLIER, JENNIFER
CORREA, LESLEY
CORTES, CHELSE
DAVIES, JAIDEN
DIAZ JACINTO, ROSAURA
DUNN, ASHER
FAULKNER, ASHTON
FLANAGAN, BEAU
GARCIA, ELISIA
GASTELUM, JOHN
GASTELUM, RILEY
GAVINA, BETSY
GAVINA, KEVIN
HAMILTON, MICHAEL
HENDRIX, ZANE
HERNANDEZ, YANIRA
HILL, TANNER
JOHNSON, ASHLY
LATHAM, BROOKLYN
LINARES MAYORGA, MIA
LINGENFELTER, MACKENZIE
LLOYD, CHANI
LUCERO-TECLA, RAMIRO
MARTINEZ GALDAMEZ, MARLIN
MARTINEZ, ALEX
MARTINEZ, DAMARIS
MARTINEZ, MONTSERRATH
MATIAS, BELEN
MCBRIDE,GRAYSON
MCKENZIE, TRITON
Briana Medina
MELTON, ISABEL
MENDOZA, MAKENECE
MORALES, KIMBERLY
MORTON, JJ
MURRAY, WAYLON
NESBITT, ZOE
OCAMPO, JAHN
PEREZ, MISHELLE
PICKLE, ALEXE
RAMIREZ, TONY
REYES, SALVADOR
RILEY, ANDREW
RIOS, EVYEN
RUIZ LIPE, MANUEL EDILBERTO
SANCHEZ, YARETZY
SANDOVAL, LUIS
SANJUAN, OSCAR
SKINNER, NATALIE
SMITH, DOMINIC
SNYDER, STIHL
SOLANO, ANTHONY
STOVER, PAYTON
TECLA, MAURA
TERRY, KASON
THOMAS, CAIUS
VASQUEZ, MIGUEL
VOGLE, ROBERT (ACE)
ZINK, CAMRYN
ZINK, SHELBY

 

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