Photo by Theresa Bolden Devore
MA’s Javion Smith receives one of his two gold medals from state competition on Saturday.
Photos by Penny Lomenick
Tyler Bolden (far left) takes the baton from Tanner Taylor in a relay race Saturday at state.

Patriots third in Class AA meet

The Marshall Academy boys wrapped up the 2017-2018 athletic year in fine fashion.

The Patriots placed third  in the Class AA State Track Meet last weekend in Jackson. MA had 68 points, trailing second-place Central Holmes with 122 and champion Centreville with 173. Sixteen schools competed.

“This track season was all positive,” coach Sam Pearson said. “They did all I asked. They worked ex­treme­ly hard, and I’m proud of all of them for the strong finish at state.”

The Marshall Lady Patriots were ninth in the team competition with 21 points. Fifteen schools participated.

MA boys

100 meter dash – Tyler Bolden, second, 11.60; Darian Houston, fifth, 11.88.

200 meter dash – Darian Houston, seventh, 24.32.

400 meter dash – Eli Pearson, fourth, 54.96.

110 meter hurdles – Javion Smith, first, 16.04.

300 meter hurdles – Javion Smith, first, 42.26; Jeremiah Jones, eighth, 50.97.

4x100 meter relay – Tanner Taylor, Ben Shaw, Zane Looney, Tyler Bolden, third, 45.92.

4x200 meter relay – Tanner Taylor, Eli Pearson, Darian Houston, Tyler Bolden, third, 1:35.82.

4x400 meter relay – Tyler Bolden, Javion Smith, Anthony Mayfield, Eli Pearson, second, 3:44.08.

4x800 meter relay – Wyle McMillen, Cade Crouch, Anthony Mayfield, Jeremiah Jones, eighth, 11:03.20.

Triple jump – Anthony Mayfield, seventh, 35-7.

Shot put – Leonard Fields, fourth, 39-1.5.

MA girls

100 meter dash – Keranie Jones, second, 13.51.

100 meter hurdles – Erin Lomenick, seventh, 20.29.

4x100 meter relay – Keranie Jones, Erin Lomenick, X’Zorria Jones, Alexis McGreger, second, 53.78.

4x200 meter relay – Keranie Jones, Erin Lomenick, X’Zorria Jones, Alexis McGreger, sixth, 1:58.53.

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