Water Valley’s Montez Clark and Justin McCammon could be the top two finishers in the shot put at today’s Class 3A state meet in Pearl. Clark finished first in the Region 2-3A meet and recently won the 3A North Half title. Clark, meanwhile, has finished second to McCammon in both events, while the scores of both should allow them to finish up the near the top in today’s meet.
Clark’s top throw in the 3A North Half meet was 41 feet, 1.5 inches, while McCammon threw 40-0 to qualify.
Devin Fleming will be the other WVHS athlete competing in the state meet. Fleming finished third in the discus at the 3A North Half meet with a throw of 114-02.
Several Lafayette athletes have qualified for Saturday’s Class 2-4-6A meet at Pearl. The Lady Commodores are led by Esmerelda Rodriguez and Manon Mullen, who both qualified for the state meet in the 3,200 and the 1,600 meter runs.
Rodriquez and Mullen are seeded fourth and fifth in Saturday’s event in the 3,200 and sixth and seventh in the 1,600.
Mariah Buford qualified for the state meet in the 100 meter dash and the high jump. Her time of 12.53 seconds in the 100 coming in places her in the middle of the pack at Saturday’s meet, while she is seeded seventh in the high jump.
All three of the Lady Commodores’ relay teams advanced tot he state meet. The 4×100 and 4×400 meter teams are seeded third heading into Saturday’s event.
The Commodores qualified all three of their relay teams for Saturday’s 4A meet at Pearl, while four other individuals qualified for the state meet.
Lafayette’s 4×100 relay team won the North Half title, while the 4×200 team finished second and the 4×400 team finished fourth in last week’s meet.
Individuals who qualified for the state meet include Steven Williams in the pole vault, Dominique Price in the shot put, Chase Waller in the 800 and Steven Isom in the 200.
“We are looking forward to having a good day at the state track meet if the weather holds out and our health holds out. Steven Isom and Jarius Baker have run very well for us in the last couple of weeks on our relays, and Steven is also in the 200. Our girls and boys qualified all three relay teams,” LHS coach Ben Mikell said. “We’ve also got some individuals that are coming around at the right time. Steven Williams, our pole vaulter, got to work out at Ole Miss twice this week. It’s the first time all season that he’s had an opportunity to work in a pit twice in the same week. He’s a little hurt (sore elbow), but he cleared 11 feet several times this week.” (May 14, 2010)