Seven second-place finishes helped ultimately allowed the Oxford Lady Chargers to finish first at Saturday’s MHSAA Class 5A North Half meet held at Mississippi State. It was the third straight 5A North Half title for the Lady Chargers, who enter the 5A state meet as the favorite to win a third consecutive title.
Oxford’s seven second-place finishes garnered them 56 of the team’s 151.5 points. The Lady Chargers also won three events and had individuals finish at least third in four events. The 4×100 meter relay team also finished third to qualify for Friday’s state meet.
Lady Chargers’ coach Jamie Perkins said his team was very focused on the bus ride to the meet, so focused that he thought he heard a pin drop. (May 7, 2012, Page 6)