MCALESTER — The Ada boys got first-place finishes from sophomores Chaz Daniels and Michael Roberts to lift the Cougars to a third-place finish in the team standings, and freshman Jourdan Clark continued to be virtually a one-woman wrecking crew for the Ada girls in Friday’s Southeast 6 Conference Meet at McAlester.

Daniels ran a personal best in winning the 100 meters in a time of :10.75, Roberts continued to be among the most consistent quarter-milers in the state, capturing the 400 meters in :49.68, and the pair teamed with sophomore Steffan Jones and freshman Colton Richardson to finish third in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 3:33.3.

“Chaz ran really well,” Ada coach Mart Leming said of Daniels. “That was his best time of the year and ties his personal best.

“Michael ran a really, really hard-fought race,” Leming added. “He beat a senior from McAlester (Lyndon Walters) by a nose and had to work really hard. The conditions were tough for Michael. The (head) wind on the backstretch was tough, and I think the conditions favored the kid Michael was running against.”

Clark, who has emerged as one of the state’s top sprinters and hurdlers in her first varsity season, finished second in the 100 meters in :12.67 then swept the 100 and 300-meter hurdles, capturing the 100 meters in :14.41 and taking the 300 in a solid :47.34 despite racing into a headwind early in the race.

“I’m unbelievably excited about how she ran the 100-meter hurdles,” Leming said of Clark. “She had a good start and just blistered that race. As of yesterday, her time was a full second ahead of anybody else the 100 hurdles in our class.

“In the 300, it was pretty much the same story,” he added. “She had a strong headwind to contend with at the beginning of the race, but she still ran a good time. I think she’ll be the favorite at the regional meet in both the 100 and 300 hurdles. I’m really happy with how she’s running right now.”

Ada’s Alex Lanis was third (in 2:09.1) and Chris Jay was sixth (2:14.9) in the 800 meters, and Lanis came back to finish fourth in the 1,600 meters (in 5:06.1) and ran a personal best time in his leg of the 3,200-meter relay squad (with Jay, Roberts and Colby Howry) that finished second in a time of 8:49.5.

Matt Beasley also had a solid performance in the 3,200 meters, finishing third in a time of 11:43.1; Richardson, competing for the first time since March 24 because of an injury, was fourth in the 400 meters in a personal best time of :52.1; and Niku Byatfar was third in the girls 3,200 meters (in 13:43.2), but Leming said he was unhappy with several areas of the Cougars’ performance.

“Some guys ran personal bests, so there were some bright spots, but we dropped the baton in the 400-meter relay, and there were some negatives in other areas.”