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Three Heavener runners medal at Mena 5k run

September 19, 2013

MENA MEDALISTS — From left, Heavener cross country runners Barbara Johnson, Arturo Ortega and Gloriann Staines display their medals they won at Tuesday's Mena (Ark.) Invitational 5k run. Photo by Kristen Andrews

MENA, Ark. — Three Heavener High School cross country runners medaled at Tuesday's Mena Invitational 5k run.
Arturo Ortega had the fastest time with an 18:37 to medal, since he finished in less than 20 minutes.
Barbara Johnson (24:34) and Gloriann Staines (25:45) also medaled since they finished the women's race in less than 30 minutes.
Heavener had one other runner participate in Tuesday's event. Frank Cruz ran the course in 20:02 to just miss out on medalling.
The Lady Wolves and Wolves will return to action on Sept. 28 as they will run in the Oklahoma State University Jamboree in Stillwater.
The Poteau High School runners will return to action this afternoon, participating in the Tulsa Washington Invitational which will begin at 3 p.m. at O'Brien Park in Tulsa.

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