BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (May 24, 2013) – Kyle Broaddrick, a standout middle-distance runner at Broken Arrow High School, has signed a letter of intent to run for Oklahoma Christian’s men’s cross country team, OC coach Wade Miller said Friday.
Broaddrick finished fifth as a senior last fall at the Oklahoma Class 6A Cross Country Championship with a time of 15:56.31 over the 5,000-meter course. As a junior, he finished seventh at the state meet and he was third as a sophomore.
In February, he competed in the USA Junior Cross Country Championships – running the collegiate 8,000-meter distance – and was 47th with a time of 26:35.90.
In track, Broaddrick won the 6A state title in the 3,200 meters earlier this month, winning in 9:37.79. As a junior, he finished second in the state in that event with a time of 9:35.43.
In this year’s 6A track meet, he also took third in the 1,600 meters in 4:27.60 and 14th in the 800 meters in 2:01.54.
He has personal-best times of 1:57.33 in the 800, 4:25.04 in the 1,600 and 9:28.63 in the 3,200.
"I am excited that Kyle has chosen to compete for OC,” Miller said. “His strength in cross country will help him make the transition from racing 5K to 8K and I anticipate him making an immediate impact.
“He has shown some great speed and that makes him very versatile on the track. He has proven that he can compete well at several distances and can definitely be a factor on relays. Adding Kyle to a team that is returning some very promising talent puts us in a good position for the 2013-14 season."