Tahlequah senior runners Joshua Dick and Kayleigh Spears both had personal best times Thursday in the Tahlequah Early Tigers 4K Cross Country meet.
Dick ended with a 12:53.50 to place first overall in the individual standings and helped the Tigers to a fifth place finish in the team standings. As a team, Tahlequah finished with a score of 131 and had a total time of 1:10:49. Bishop Kelley took the team title with 58 points, Sequoyah was second (66), Broken Arrow followed in third (107), and Coweta was fourth with a score of 130.
Spears was eighth overall individually after running a 16:42.18. The Lady Tigers finished fourth as a team with final score of 113 and had a total time of 1:29:16, trailing first place Bishop Kelley (33), Sequoyah (56) and Broken Arrow (108).
The Tigers had two other runners close in the top 30 — Brady Perez was 26th with a time of 14:16.71, and Cesar Sierra followed with a 14:18.46, good for 27th.
All seven Tiger runners ended in the top 50 of the individual standings. Blaine Jones (14:38.46) was 38th, Guillermo Amador (14:42.30) was 41st, Alex Ferman (14:58.11) was 46th, and Oscar Garcia (14:59.96) was 47th.
For the Lady Tigers, freshman Charlsie Whittmore was 11th with a 17:07.55, Jennifer Medellin placed 29th with an 18:19.96, Camille Lear was 35th (18:29.45), Odalis Medellin was 37th (18:36.96), Rachel Geasland was 42nd (18:46.81), and Lily Barnes finished 55th with a time of 19:33.58).
The Indians, led by four top 20 finishes, took second in the team standings with a score of 66. Sequoyah’s total time was a 1:09:07.
Presley Hair led the way with a ninth place finish. Hair ran a 13:39.40, just under four seconds back of McAlester’s Jake Rattan.
Troy Hardbarger followed Hair in 10th place and closed with a 13:39.78. Boady Johnson was 12th (13:46.96), and Cameron Cooper followed in 13th with a time of 13:47.36.
Tommy Linch ended in 22nd place for the Indians with a 14:13.18, Jerry Logdson was 28th (14:20.93), and Bryan Francis was 31st (14:23.18).
The Lady Indians also had a strong showing and placed second in the team standings with a score of 56 and a total time of 1:25:54.
Kayla Harp was the Sequoyah frontrunner, clocking a 16:25.49 and finishing fifth overall individually.
Three other Sequoyah runners joined Harp in the top 20 — Asa Robbins was 10th with a time of 17:03.31, Danica Johnson followed in 12th with a 17:15.01, and Alexis Crittenden-Garay was 13th at 17:20.24.
Lily Sam closed at 21st with a time of 17:49.87, Breanna Sierra was 25th (18:06.11), and Addison Backwater ended 50th at 19:22.95.
Jordan Andrews paced the Cougars with a time of 16:15.39, and Chance Singer followed at 16:17.65. Harley Jordan ran a 16:35.52.
Keys finished 17th in the team standings with a score of 450 and a total time of 1:24:16.
The Lady Cougars ended 10th in the team standings with a score of 270 and a total time of 1:43:22. They were led by Lexi Kirk’s 48th place finish and time of 19:20.11. Abby Stilwell ran a 20:50.