Lafayette senior Derek Hart ended a successful cross-country career on a high note Saturday when he earned All-State recognition in Class 4A after finishing ninth at the MHSAA State Meet held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton.
Hart finished the 5K race in 17 minutes, 51 seconds, which was a personal best time.
Joining Hart as All-State selections from Lafayette were Esmeralda Rodriguez and Peyton Hamann.
Rodriguez finished sixth overall with a time of 16:49 in the girls’ 4K and was named All-State for the third straight year, a first at Lafayette. Hamann was 13th with a 17:19.
The Commodores finished sixth overall, while the Lady Commodores were ninth. (November 7, 2011, Page 3B)