Kayleigh Spears

Tahlequah senior Kayleigh Spears closes in on the finish line Thursday at the Tahlequah Early Tiger 4K Cross Country meet. Spears paced the Lady Tigers with an eighth place finish and a personal best time of 16:42.18.

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.

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