Louisville, Noxapater girls place in state meets

By Robbie Robertson

Winston County Journal

The Louisville girls track team recently participated in the Class 4A track meet last week, finishing 15th overall with 19 points.

The girls 4×400-meter relay team finished second in the state with a time of 4:16.37, a distant second behind McComb who had a time of 4:01.86. The team consisted of Diamond Wraggs, Umunique Waldrip, Grace Yarborough and Timia Dora.

Noxapater’s Faith Harrington throws in the Class 1A discus on Friday, May 5, 2017, in the MHSAA Class 1A-3A-5A State Track Meet at Pearl High School in Pearl, Miss.

Louisville (right) finishes the Class 4A 4 x 200 meter relay on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in the MHSAA Class 2A 4A 6A State Track Meet at Pearl High School in Pearl, Miss.

In the girls 400-meter dash, junior Tamia Dora finished fifth with a time of 1:00.85. McComb’s Shayla Felder finished first with a time of 57.71.

The Noxapater girls also finished 15th in the state with three individuals placing.

Faith Harrington placed third in the discus with a throw of 83 feet, 11 inches. Sebastopol’s Nicole Norris won the event with a throw of 94 feet, five inches.

In the shot put, Noxapater’s Morgan Hunter finished sixth overall with a distance of 29 feet, six inches. J.F. Kennedy’s Cierra Branch finished first with a throw of 36 feet, three inches.

In the 300-meter hurdles, Margretta Bridgeman finished sixth overall with a time of 56.24 as Sacred Heart’s Raegan Green finished first with a time of 48.54.

 

Nanih Waiya wraps up track campaign

 

By Rocky Higginbotham

Winston County Journal

 

Nanih Waiya’s 2017 track and field campaign is officially in the books after Jillian Gregory represented the school in the MHSAA Class 1A State Meet last weekend.

Gregory finished seventh in the girls’ triple jump with a total of 27 feet, 3.25 inches in the Class 1A Meet held last Saturday in Pearl.

The previous week, Gregory qualified for the state meet with a total of 28 feet, 6 inches – good enough for third place in the Class 1A South State Meet.

The only two other competitors from Nanih Waiya who participated in the South State Meet were Essence Strickland and Deon Hickman.

Strickland was seventh in the girls’ long jump with a leap of 10 feet, 8.5 inches, while Hickman was sixth in the boys’ long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 3.5 inches.

The top four finishers in the Region 3-1A Meet earlier in April qualified for the South State Meet. Nanih Waiya’s Chris Smith won the boys’ 100m dash with a time of 11.29 seconds, but Smith’s obligations to the Warriors’ baseball team in the playoffs kept him from competing in any further track meets.

Here’s a rundown of Nanih Waiya’s other participants from the Region 3-1A Meet:

— Strickland was fifth in the girls’ 200m dash with a time of 31.64 seconds;

— Gregory was eighth in the girls’ 100m hurdles with a time of 22.57 seconds;

— Strickland was third in the girls’ long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 2.5 inches;

— Gregory was second in the girls’ triple jump with a total of 27 feet, 7 inches;

— Hickman was third in the boys’ 200m dash with a time of 24.83 seconds;

— Hickman (19 feet, 7 inches) was second and Taemaus Glass (18 feet, 8.5 inches) was fifth in the boys’ long jump; and

— Nanih Waiya’s boys’ 4x800m relay team was fifth with a time of 12:12.53.