TUPELO — Oxford’s girls and boys continued to show why they are both ranked in top 10 in the state of Mississippi on Saturday with two top five finishes in the Tupelo Invitational.
The Chargers finished third in the meet, while the Lady Chargers finished fourth overall.
Lucian Duchaine led the Chargers with a third-place finish by running the 3.1 mile course in 17 minutes, 26 seconds. Tristan Orman was the next top Oxford boys runner with an 18:19, good for 12th overall. Austin Super finished with an 18:21, good for 14th place, Austin Carter was 19th with an 18:34, Harrison Dickens was 22nd with an 18:40, Mitch Hallam was 34th with a 19:19, while Kendall Jenkins was 35th overall with a 19:21.
Callie Mayo was the top OHS girls runner as she finished the 2.5 mile course in 15:45, good for second overall. Emily Hankins and Audrey Dayan both ran well and to help the Lady Chargers have three runners in the top 10. Hankins was eighth overall with a 16:14, while Dayan was 10th with a 16:43. Kate Anderson was 33rd with an 18:45, Katelyn Wiggington was 36th with an 18:59, Amaia Perea was 39th with a 19:16, while Sally Rychlak was 50th with a 19:47.
“Both varsity squads ran well once again. Both our girls and boys are currently ranked in the top 10 of all schools state wide according to milesplit.com. That’s where teams from OHS always want to be,” OHS coach Scott Kendricks said. “Callie, Emily and Audrey were exceptional to lead our girls while Lucian, Tristan and Austin Super were out front for our boys. We are looking forward to running against some different schools this next weekend at the Jesse Owens Meet in Alabama. The higher level of competition always helps us improve.”
Junior varsity action
In JV boys results, the Chargers finished fourth, while the girls finished sixth. Both teams ran on a 2.1 mile course.
Gavin Douglas led the Chargers with a 14th-place finish (13:09). Sage Mullins was 23rd with a 13:30, David Dennis was 25th with a 13:37, Charles Pegues was 28th with a 13:38, Layton Campbell was 39th with a 14:15, Cope Duchaine was 44th with a 14:25, while Harriman Abernathy was 46th with a 14:28.
Swayze Elliott led the JV girls with a 23rd-place finish (16:00). Lauren Telford followed with a 38th-place finish (16:39). Sarah Grayzell-Ward was 55th with a 17:29, Christina Forgette was 59th with a 17:43, Rosemary Neilson was 60th with a 17:45, Meredith Brown was 64th with a 17:51, while Caroline Crews was 66th with an 18:01. (September 26, 2011, Page 4B)