Oxford’s track teams opened the 2013 season with a bang as both squads won Saturday’s Oxford EAGLE Invitational meet held at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers more than doubled up second-place finisher West Bolivar (220-98) to win first place, while the Lady Chargers finished with 157 points, 25 more than second-place finisher Independence. (more…) (March 11, 2013, Page 4B)
CLINTON — The Lafayette girls, sparked by individual gold medalist Peyton Hamann and two others in the top six performers, claimed third place in the MHSAA Class 4A state cross-country meet held Saturday at Mississippi College’s Choctaw Trails.
The Oxford Chargers came in third in the Class 5A boys state cross-country meet, while the OHS girls and Lafayette boys each finished fourth in their team competitions. (more…) (November 12, 2012, Page 4B)
Lafayette cross-country runner Peyton Hamann has gone through several pairs of shoes this season. How many? She’s not exactly sure, but when you run 50 to 60 miles in a week and you win as many races as she has the past year, it’s hard to keep track. (more…) (November 9, 2012, Page 7A)
The Lafayette Lady Commodores and Commodores traveled south to Mississippi College Saturday to compete in the MC Watson Ford Invitational cross country meet held at Choctaw Trails. A total of 278 runners from three different states competed in the meet. Peyton Hamann and Esmeralda Rodriguez both shattered their previous personal records, according to coach Ben Mikell. (more…) (October 9, 2012, Page 7)
Lafayette’s boys cross country team finished fifth out of 21 teams that competed in the Southern Tees Challenge held Saturday at the New Albany Sportsplex. All five runners that competed for the Commodores finished the course in under 21 minutes. (more…) (October 1, 2012, Page 4B)
Lafayette’s standout trio of Esmeralda Rodriguez, Peyton Hamann and Rachel Starnes placed fifth, eighth and 12th at the Saltillo Invitational held this past Saturday. Rodriguez finished with a time of 16 minutes, 25 seconds, Hamann was 20 seconds behind, while Starnes finished with a 16:54. (more…) (September 18, 2012, Page 7)
PEARL — If someone didn’t know what the points total was, they would have thought the Lafayette Lady Commodores were about to win Monday’s MHSAA Class 4A state track meet at Pearl High School by the way they finished the 4×400 meter relay.
Led by a scorching-fast anchor leg turned in by Mariah Buford, the Lady Commodores punctuated a very successful day on the track with a first-place finish in the relay with a new best-in-class time of 4 minutes, 9.79 seconds. The victory was just one of many reasons why the Lady ‘Dores broke a school in points (78) and finished a clear-cut second for the second straight season. (more…) (May 15, 2012, Page 6)
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.