Two McAlester athletes will be representing their school and town on the national level.

Taylor Kelley and Tucker Barnett of the McAlester Runners Club successfully qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic Games July 26-Aug. 3 in Greensboro, N.C. 

Kelley had a mark of 9:01.34 and finished third in the 2000-meter steeplechase on at the June 28-30 AAU Region 16 qualifier in Tulsa.

Barnett ran a time of 1:15.41 in the 400-meter hurdles and finished sixth in the event. The top six qualify for the Junior Olympic Games.

McAlester Results

2000-meter Steeplechase

Taylor Kelley, 9:01.34, third

400-meter hurdles

Tucker Barnett, 1:15.41, sixth

Long Jump

Jaidyn Bledsoe, Long Jump, 13-04.00, ninth

Malia Kelley, Long Jump, 14-08.50

Kaleb Robinson, 16-11.75, 18th

100-meter dash

Jaidyn Bledsoe, 14.68, 13th

Malia Kelley, 13.97, 31st

Kaleb Robinson, 12.66, 36th

200-meter dash

Jaidyn Bledsoe, 30.89, 22nd