HIGH SCHOOL TRACK: Oxford girls, Corinth boys win team titles

PEARL – Erika Sisk likes being a part of history, so Oxford’s long jumper and sprinter enjoyed Friday.
Oxford’s girls won their second consecutive MHSAA Class 5A state track and field championship at Pearl High School.
“We made history for our high school by winning state last year,” Sisk said. “This year we made history by winning North half. We made history again today.
“I really love basketball, but I’m falling in love with track.”
Sisk, a junior, was a Daily Journal All-Area top 10 selection in basketball.
Oxford’s girls scored 99 points to edge host Pearl with 87. Pearl won the 5A boys title with 123 points while Oxford was second with 84.
Corinth’s boys captured their second consecutive 3A state title with 81 points. St. Patrick was the girls 3A winner with 77.3.
In 1A Coldwater’s girls, 86 points, and Montgomery County’s boys, 91 points, won the titles. Potts Camp placed second in the boys with 59 points and girls with 62 points.

Friday’s champions
– Kossuth’s Connor Martin, a junior, won the 3A 3,200 meters title in 10:17.49, but he was disappointed in his time.
“I wanted to break 10 minutes … I set my goals high,” said Martin, who was undefeated in nine races this season. “The last two laps today I was fighting the wind. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t good.”
– Potts Camp’s Kris Roberts won his first state title in the 1A 3,200 meters in personal-best time of 11:06.54. He also won the 800 meters in 2:10.10.
“I really don’t have a strategy,” said the junior. “I just run.”
– Oxford sophomore Callie Mayo ran a 12:28.32 to win the 5A girls 3,200 meters.
– Oxford senior Ann Crabtree won the 5A pole vault with a vault of 9-06.
– Oxford’s girls won the 4×400 meter relay in 4:04.92.
– Corinth sophomore Janeshia Johnson won the 3A discus with a throw of 108-04.
– Corinth senior Taylor Smith won the 3A 110-meter hurdles in 15.11 and the 300-meter hurdles in 39.73.
– Kossuth junior Kyle Suitor won the 3A 1,600 meters in 4:41.12.
– Potts Camp sophomore Brantley Harris won the 1A pole vault with a vault of 10-feet.
– Potts Camp sophomore Tenesha Woods won the 1A triple jump with a jump of 33-11.
– Okolona senior Antwan Grady won the 1A long jump in 21-05.50.
– Myrtle junior Aspriona Gilbert won the 1A shot put with a throw of 35-11.

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