The Guthrie Lady Jays and Bluejays cross country teams are headed back to the Class 5A State meet after strong performances at the Class 5A Regionals on Saturday in Tulsa.
The girls placed their five runners in the top 35 to finish third overall in the team standings, while the Jays landed their five runners in the top 31 to finish fourth overall. Both teams qualified for the state meet in Edmond.
Bishop Kelley (38) and Coweta (43) finished one-two in front of of the Lady Jays, who finished with 129 points. In the boys race, Bishop Kelley won the regional with 61 points and was followed by Sapulpa (71), Coweta (98) and Guthrie (102).
Guthrie sophomore runners Mason Mayer and Kamryn Boller each placed in the eighth spot to lead their team in the 5k runs held at Mohawk Park in Owasso.
Mayer finished the race in 17:32. The top winner, Mason Pendley, of Pryor, came across the line at 16:51.
Junior Lance Sallee finished just outside the top 10 with an 11th place finish in 17:47. Senior Jaxon Harden finished 24th and was followed by senior Waylon Ball (28th) and senior Dawson Sallee (31st).
For the Lady Jays, Boller ran the three-mile course in 21:00. The top winner was Coweta’s Brelee Burcham with a time of 19:11.
Freshmen Peyton Read was the next to cross for Guthrie in 28th place. She was closely followed by Maddie Bishop (29th), Hannah Smith (30th) and Raley Hooper (34th).
State competition for classes 2A through 6A will be held at Edmond Santa Fe on Saturday, Oct. 30. Times have not been released at the current time.