Smith brings home three medals for Nanih Waiya tracksters

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Junior

Nanih Waiya’s Jamarlo Smith made the podium in three individual events to help spark the Warriors to a seventh-place finish in the boys division of the MHSAA Class 1A State Track Meet that was held at Pearl High School on Monday.
Smith finished second in the boys 200 meters with a time of 23.32, third in the 100 meters with a time of 11.69 and was third in the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 11.75 inches.
Kensley McMullen took home a second-place finish in the girls 1600 meters with a time of 6:15.48 and sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:51.45. The

Kenley McMullan and Jamarlo Smith with their State medals from the track meet

Kenley McMullan and Jamarlo Smith with their State medals from the track meet

Lady Warriors finished 10th in the girls division by also scoring 25 points.
Mound Bayou JFK won the girls event with 109 points, while Coldwater was second with 81.50 points and Myrtle third with 53 points. Hinds AHS ran away with the boys division, scoring 197 points to 55 for second-place Mound Bayou JFK and 42 for third-place Ashland.
Other Nanih Waiya athletes, their events and their results are as follows: T.J. Redhouse, fourth in the girls 1600 meters with a time of 6:24.63; Riley Holdiness, fifth in the girls 3200 meters with a time of 15:09.01; and Essence Strickland, fourth in the girls long jump with a distance of 15 feet, 6 inches.
The boys 4×200 relay team finished fourth with a time of 1:35.85.