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Ben Mikell

Lafayette’s Hamann makes history

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)

Hamann wins division cross-country title

Peyton Hamann won the individual Division 2-4A cross-country championship Saturday to help lead the Lady Commodores to a second-place finish behind Corinth. (more…) (October 29, 2012, Page 4B)

Lafayette competes in MC Watson Ford Invitational

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 fares well at Southern Tees Challenge

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)

‘Three Amigos’ lead Lady Commodores in Saltillo

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)

Lafayette has four named All-State

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. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 3B)

LHS teams finish second in Division 1-4A meet

CORINTH — Lafayette’s girls and boys cross country teams finished second in the Division 1-4A meet held Saturday at the Crossroads Regional Park.

The Lady Commodores and Commodores both recorded 66 points to finish second to Corinth on both sides. Also competing were Itawamba and Tishomingo County. (more…) (October 24, 2011, Page 3B)

Lafayette girls place second at Class 4A state meet

The Lafayette cross country team closed its season on a high note over the weekend as the girls placed second and the boys took sixth-place in the Class 4A State Cross Country Meet held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton.

For the girls, Pontotoc placed first with 35 points, while the Lady Commodores earned 52 points.

Leading the girls squad was ninth grader Esmeralda Rodriguez, who placed sixth with a time of 16 minutes, 39 seconds. Other notable finishers for the girls on the 4K course were: Manon Mullen (7th, 16:40), Rachel Starnes (8th, 16:41), Mariah Buford (11th, 17:19), Corey Hollis (17th, 17:19.5), Peyton Hamann (31st, 18:22) and Teierah Campbell (61st, 20:15). (November 8, 2010, Page 6B)

LHS dominates in latest meet action

Dominating. That’s what the Lafayette High girls and boys cross country teams were Saturday in a district tri-meet hosted at Center Hill.

The Lady Commodores recorded a perfect score as they won the first five slots. Lafayette’s boys also won the meet as they finished with 33 points.

Esmeralda Rodriguez led the Lady Commodores as she finished first on the two-mile course with a time of 12 minutes, 54 seconds. Manon Mullen followed Rodriguez in second place, Rachel Starnes was third, Mariah Buford was fourth while Peyton Hamann rounded out the top five runners with a 13:54. (October 25, 2010, Page 4B)

Rodriguez leads Lafayette at Corinth Invitational

Paced by an outstanding individual effort from Esmeralda Rodriquez, the Lafayette cross country teams fared well in the Corinth Cross Country Invitational.

Rodriguez led the Lady Commodores to a third-place finish. Twenty five teams from all classifications in the state competed in the meet. Saltillo took first in the meet, while Pontotoc was second. (October 21, 2010, Page 9)

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