Scotty Brasher captured individual honors, and Byng’s top five runners all medaled for just the second time in school history to lead the third-ranked Pirates to the title at Saturday’s Class 4A regional cross-country meet at Bryan Park in Tulsa.

Byng’s girls, ranked eighth in 4A, also qualified for next week’s state meet at Mitch Park in Edmond, finishing fourth behind regional champ Seminole.

Brasher ran the five kilometers in a sparkling 16:55 to outdistance Sallisaw’s Cody Johnson by 12 seconds and earn the boys gold medal, and Josh Howard (sixth in 17:54), Cameron Cowger (eighth in 18:27), Nick Flowers (10th in 18:31) and Chris Hatton (18:37) all captured medals for Byng. Josh Vires also ran a solid race, finishing 26th in 19:39, and Chase Sorrels rounded out the Pirates’ running order finishing 50th in 20:25.

Byng finished with 34 points, well ahead of runner-up Jay’s 69, and Vinita and Inola were far back in third and fourth with 101 and 129 points, respectively.

“Our guys are ranked No. 3, and the other two were at the Marlow regional,” Byng coach Clint McGaha said. “We ran real well today.

“Scotty ran a good race against good competition, and we had five guys in the medals,” he added. “We might have done that one other time before, but that was a strong showing by our team.”

On the girls side, Miranda Claxton paced Byng with an eighth-place finish, completing the 3,200 meters in 12:58. Shay Groves finished just out of the medals in 17th with a clocking of 13:19, Sarah Jones was 27th in 13:54, Jenny O’Grady wound up 36th in 14:15, and Kelsey O’Grady checked in 53rd in 15:05 to round out the Byng scoring.

Brittany Pickens was 76th and Shundiin Vohan finished 78th to complete the running order for the Lady Pirates, who finished with 114 points. Like the Byng boys, the Seminole girls turned in a dominating performance, finishing with 35 points to easily outdistance runner-up Jay (73) and third-place Poteau (108).

“We’re really happy with the way both teams ran,” McGaha said. “Our teams beat one team who beat us at the pre-state meet to move up a spot, so we’ll go to the state meet ranked No. 8.”

The 4A girls cross-country race will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the boys due to start at 10:45.