Thursday, May 5, 2011
State champs – twice
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall Academy relay team grabbed the gold twice Saturday in the Overall State Track Meet at Jackson Prep.
Jake Delashmit, Joey Brock, Hank Owens and Elgin Lafever raced to first-place finishes in both the 400-meter and 800-meter relays. Their winning time in the 400 was 44.78, and in the 800 it was 1:33.53.
The Patriots finished sixth out of 15 schools competing in the Class AA division of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools meet. They were just half of a point behind fifth-place Silliman Institute.
Other individual finishes for MA follow.
Long jump – second, Kevin Fitzpatrick, 21-08; eighth, Joey Brock, 20-01.
Triple jump – fourth, Kevin Fitzpatrick, 40-11; sixth, Jordan Brock, 39-09.50.
100 meter dash – sixth, Elgin Lafever, 11.55; seventh, Hank Owens, 11.56.
200 meter dash – sixth, Elgin Lafever, 23.92.
800 meter run – seventh, Neil Murphy, 2:22.46.
1600 meter run – seventh, Andy Burleson, 5:25.75.
3200 meter run – sixth, Andy Burleson, 12:05.99.
110 meter hurdles – sixth, Andy Burleson, 19.04.
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