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High school cross country: Santa Fe South’s Christian Arenivar signs with Oklahoma Baptist

Santa Fe South star runner Christian Arenivar signed Tuesday with Oklahoma Baptist. 

Arenivar had his signing ceremony in a lobby at his high school. Arenivar’s family, including his baby daughter, attended the ceremony as it was streamed on Facebook Live. 

Arenivar won two Class 5A cross country state titles and was named The Oklahoman’s 2019 All-City Runner of the Year.

He was competing in track and field this spring for the first time before the season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Santa Fe South cross country coach Chris Brewster said OBU's coaching staff and academic programs made Arenivar decide to sign with the school. 

Arenivar is looking forward to continuing his career at the next level but is disappointed he couldn't finish the track season. 

Brewster said Arenivar was a contender to win state titles in the 200-, 400-, 800- and 1,600-meter races. 

“It was a real tragedy the season was cut short for him,” Brewster said.   

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Santa Fe South cross country runner Christian Arenivar signs with Oklahoma Baptist at his high school on Tuesday. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

Santa Fe South cross country runner Christian Arenivar signs with Oklahoma Baptist at his high school on Tuesday. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

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Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›

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