It was a historic performance for Jack Vincent in the Claremore cross-country meet at Walnut Park on Thursday morning.

The senior broke his own school record in the 5K (3.1 miles), clocking in at 15 minutes, 59 seconds.

He bested the now-broken record of 16:02, which he set at Holland Hall last September.

Unfortunately, the new record wasn’t enough to earn Vincent the win.

That honor belonged to Spencer Hales of Bartlesville, who finished in 15:54. Vincent came in second of 158 runners.

Tyler Douthitt finished in the top 10 as well, running a time of 17:20 for an eighth-place performance.

The Zebras placed third overall with 96 points, while Bartlesville took the team crown with 51 points.

Laynie Nichols showed out in the girls division, finishing 41 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher from Bartlesville, Elena Fries, with a time of 19:34.

Nichols, who bested 63 other runners on Thursday, is looking primed to win her third individual state title in four years.

Joining her in the top 20 were Erin Kuykendall and Kate Bustamante.

Kuykendall placed 12th in 22:13, while Bustamante came in at 22:31 for 18th place.

Like the boys, the Lady Zebras took home the bronze medal with 80 points. Bartlesville claimed the team prize and the meet sweep with 71 points.

Here are the Claremore individual results from the meet:


2. Jack Vincent, 15:59.29; 8. Tyler Douthitt, 17:20.95; 23. Michael McMorris, 17:56.87; 29. Blake Phillippi, 18:13.21; 34. Blaine Phillippi, 18:23.29; 38. Talon Woody, 18:29.37; 45. Aiden Boyd, 18:39.40


1. Laynie Nichols, 19:34.91; 12. Erin Kuykendall, 22:13; 18. Kate Bustamante, 22:31.63; 29. Hailey Burden, 23:25.21; 32. Ainsley Hendrickson, 23:33.02; 33. Carolina Stokes, 23:44.12; 58. Mariah Galutza, 26:17.46

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