Thursday, May 10, 2007
By CLAUDE VINSON
The Byhalia Indians were at Pearl last Saturday for the state meet in 3A track and field. The contingent making the trip was small but production wasn’t.
Head coach Devin Rutherford had good things to say about his Indian trekkers.
“I think that we competed well,” he said. “I feel that perhaps we could have placed a bit higher in the 4x100, but we plan to use this experience in future seasons.”
Rutherford said the most important feature about this year’s team is there are no seniors on the squad.
“We think that they will be better competitors next season,” he said. “These are all sophomores and juniors.”
Marquis Green reprised his role from last season, snatching the gold medal again in the triple jump. Lady Indian Takita Wells placed fourth in the long jump. Wells also registered a fifth place in the 100 meters.
The relay team of Green, Daryl Malone, Zacarian Rayford and Rod Johnson ran fifth in the 4x100.
Rutherford said some of his football players were on the track team and they would be putting on pads this week to prep for a spring jamboree in Cleveland on Saturday. The Indians will square off against 5A Jim Hill of Jackson at about 3 p.m. and contest Indianola Gentry at 6 p.m.
Coach Rutherford said two Indians, Terrion Smith and Jamie Jones, are on the Class 3A watch list of top prospects this fall.
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
managed and maintained by