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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ben Mikell

LHS’s White signs to run at Hinds CC

For the past two years, Derek White has known where he wanted to go to college to continue his track and field career.  That place is Hinds Community College in Raymond, and the Lafayette High senior made that choice official when he signed his National Letter of Intent on Monday afternoon inside the LHS library. (December 2, 2014, Page 6)

LHS’s Starnes signs with Blue Mountain College

Lafayette High’s cross-country team has a member running into the next level. Senior Rachel Starnes signed with Blue Mountain College on Tuesday to continue her career. (October 15, 2014, Page 2B)

Rodriguez to run at MCC

Lafayette senior Esmeralda Rodriguez recently signed a scholarship to run cross country and track at Meridian Community College. MCC is reviving its cross country and track programs under the direction of Chip Gayden, a former Ole Miss assistant. (June 13, 2014, Page 6A)

Lady ‘Dores capture first state title

Timing is everything, and for Lafayette’s girls’ track team, the timing couldn’t have been better. With head coach Amy Sutton coaching the Lady Commodores one last time, Lafayette delivered its first state championship in school history at the MHSAA Class 4A meet on Saturday in Pearl. (May 12, 2014, Page 8)

Lady ‘Dores finish runner-up in North Half

The Lafayette girls track team rode three first-place finishes along with a team relay title to a runner-up finish at the Class 4A North Half meet in Pontotoc on Saturday. (May 5, 2014, Page 9)

‘Dores finish second, fifth in Region 1-4A meet

Lafayette’s girls track team turned in a second-place finish with 124 total points at the Region 1-4A meet at Pontotoc Saturday. (April 28, 2014, Page 10)

Lady ‘Dores run to 4th straight division title

It was a while until the final results could be tabulated, but Lafayette’s track and field teams had a strong showing in Thursday’s Division 2-4A meet. (April 21, 2014, Page 1B)

‘Sisters’ set pace for Lady Commodores

Esmeralda Rodriguez remembers when there wasn’t a true cross-country team at Lafayette. Six years ago, Rodriguez and Virginia Mikell were the only runners coach Ben Mikell had at his disposal for meets. (November 15, 2013, Page 6A)

Lady Commodores finish third in 4A

Led by three top-10 finishes, the Lafayette Lady Commodores cross-country team finished third in the MHSAA Class 4A state meet Saturday at Choctaw Trails in Clinton. (November 11, 2013, Page 2B)

Lafayette teams place 2nd in 1-4A championship meet

Lafayette’s trio of Peyton Hamann, Rachel Starnes and Esmeralda Rodriguez helped lift the Lady Commodores to a second-place finish in the Division 1-4A Cross-Country Championships Saturday in Corinth. Lafayette finished behind Corinth with 37 points. Corinth won with 34 points. Itawamba and Amory finished third and fourth respectively. (October 28, 2013, Page 3B)

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