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Good showing for Tiger teams at own cross country meet

Freshman Payton Hinkle sets school record, Blake McConkay leads boys team to first place

 Tiger runners left to right: Andres Chapa, Blake McConkay, Jason Leming
5b97e9115268aTiger runners left to right: Andres Chapa, Blake McConkay, Jason LemingPhoto by Alissa Medina
Payton HinklePhoto by Alissa Medina

Photo by Alissa Medina

Tiger runners left to right: Andres Chapa, Blake McConkay, Jason Leming

Senior Blake McConkay and freshman Payton Hinkle captured gold medals in last Saturday’s Broken Arrow Tigers Cross Country Meet at the Oneta Ridge Course.

Hinkle’s time of 18:53 over the 5K course set a new school, course and meet record. Overall the Lady Tigers placed third behind Bishop Kelley and Jenks. Two other freshmen, Clarissa Sisson and Linsey Lee, placed 18th and 28th respectively. Sophomore Allison Bonham finished 30th and senior Ashley Wyatt was just two spots behind her. Fourteen teams and 105 runners competed in the varsity girls event.

In winning the team title, the boys had three racers in the top five, paced by McConkay’s time of 16:48. Andres Chapa, fourth place, ran a 17:03 and Jaxson Leming finished fifth, just two seconds back of Chappa. Holden Lenz and Nathan Ash placed 30th and 48th to round out the Tiger scoring in the event that featured 18 schools and 140 runners.

On the junior varsity side, Terra Wells, third place, was the highest finisher for the third place Lady Tigers. The JV boys also finished third and were led by Carson Detherage’s seventh place finish.

Broken Arrow’s junior high girls finished seventh and the boys came in second. Eli Hopkins came in second place overall in the junior high event.