Oxford’s girls and boys track teams fared well at the Mississippi State Invitational held over the weekend in Starkville.
The Lady Chargers shined by finishing second with 54.5 points, while the Chargers grabbed a 13th-place finish with 17 points.
There were as many as 80 competitors in some events and with eight only able to score, the Lady Chargers’ results were even more impressive.
Five girls helped make the impact in the scoring for the Lady Chargers.
Erika Sisk and Kristen Dickerson combined to score 30 points in three different events, triple jump, long jump and 100 meter hurdles.
Sisk was first in the triple jump with a leap of 37 feet, 4 inches and second in the long jump with a leap of 18-10.
Dickerson second in the triple jump (35-9), fifth in the long jump (16-9) and seventh in the 100 hurdles (16.71 seconds).
Emily Hankins, Callie Mayo and Audrey Dayan combined to score 12 points in distance events, while Sisk, Dickerson, Ann Houston and Mary Helen Rychlak combined to finish third in the 4×400 relay with a time of 4 minutes, 14.09 seconds.
Mollie Beth Ott was ninth in the pole vault (9-6), the 4×200 relay team of Sisk, Juel Campbell, Houston and Rychlak finished eighth while the 4×100 team of Campbell, Kiana Morgan, Janesha Johnson and Houston were ninth with a time of 52.75.
The Chargers were led by high jumper Justin Fondren, who won the event with a 6-8. Devin Blackmon finished fourth with a 6-2.
The Chargers also scored in the 4×400 relay with seventh-place finish (3:36). Making up the team was Jermondae Brassell, Robbie Brown, Drew McGee and Fisher Austin.
Both Oxford teams will return to action Friday at the Ole Miss High School Invitational.
Teams from three surrounding states are expected to compete, while Chargers’ coach Scott Kendricks acts as meet director.
The meet begins at 10 a.m. (March 26, 2012, Page 8)