Photos by Chris Todd(Left photo) Trell Kimmons soars to first place in the long jump Saturday at Jackson. (Right) Malasha Faulkner competes in the high jump. She finished fifth in the event.
Photo by Chris ToddKalif Alford of Potts Camp places third in the shot put at the Class 1A State Track Meet Saturday.
Photo by Chris ToddPotts Camp’s Gracie Mills participates in the 3200 meter run. She placed third in the state.
Photo by Chris ToddKylan Conners of Potts Camp races toward the finish line during the state meet this past Saturday in Jackson.
Courtesy photoKeyonna Washington (far right) of H.W. Byers is pictured on the podium after receiving her second-place medal in the hurdles.
Cardinals take second in state
The Potts Camp boys claimed second in the Class 1A State Track Meet Saturday at Jackson, only four points behind the first-place finisher.
The Cardinals totaled 97 points, while Tupelo Christian took the top prize with 101. In third was J.F. Kennedy with 89.
“Finishing second was bittersweet for us,” coach Jeremy Dillard said. “I’m proud of both teams (boys and girls) and all we accomplished this season.
“Our athletes did a really good job of representing our school. We are definitely headed in the right direction with our track program.
“We were able to see our weaknesses and we will spend the off-season addressing them and continue improving in our strong areas.”
He said he is extremely proud of Trell Kimmons, who set at the beginning of the season to be a state champion in the long jump and he was able to accomplish that goal.
“We owe a special thanks to coach Karen Green for her mentorship,” Dillard said. “It definitely helps to have a track guru who you can call on for advice. She was there for our team all season long and for that we are grateful. We could not have gotten that far without her help.”
The Ashland boys placed 10th with 18 points. Twenty-eight schools were represented.
On the girls side, Potts Camp was 14th with 14 points, Byers 19th with 11 points and Ashland 22nd with four points. Twenty-seven schools were represented.
Potts Camp boys
100 meter dash – Kylan Conners, third, 11.56.
200 meter dash – KaDavian Faulkner, fourth, 24.03.
400 meter dash – Jabryan Pegues, fourth, 55.70.
110 meter hurdles – Jabryan Pegues, fourth, 18.58.
300 meter hurdles – Kylan Conners, second, 43.43; Martavious Frost, fourth, 45.71.
4x100 meter relay – Anthony Bryson, Kylan Conners, Trell Kimmons, KaDavian Faulkner, second, 45.30.
4x200 meter relay – Anthony Bryson, Martavious Frost, Jabryan Pegues, KaDavian Faulkner, second, 1:35.45.
4x400 meter relay – Anthony Bryson, Trell Kimmons, Jabryan Pegues, Markeo Raimey, second, 3:47.10.
High jump – Martavious Frost, third, 6-0; Kylan Conners, fifth, 5-6.
Long jump – Trell Kimmons, first, 21-0.5.
Triple jump – Trell Kimmons, second, 42-9.25; Anthony Bryson, fourth, 38-7.
Shot put – Kalif Alford, third, 42-11.
4x100 meter relay – Cornelious Jones, Erik Bell, Wesley Thomas, Octavion Agyekum, fifth, 47.79.
Triple jump – Cornelious Jones, first, 43.2.5.
Discus – Wesley Thomas, fifth, 113-11.
Potts Camp girls
3200 meter run – Gracie Mills, third, 13:40.48.
4x100 meter relay – Alex Pickens, Mackenzie Brownlee, Jazmine Anderson, Ashley Anderson, seventh, 56.62.
High jump – Malasha Faulkner, fifth, 4-2.
Triple jump – Alex Pickens, seventh, 30-4.
H.W. Byers girls
300 meter hurdles – Keyonna Washington, second, 50.15.
Long jump – Keyonna Washington, sixth, 14-6.
3200 meter run – Dajah Turner, fifth, 14:26.86.