The Oxford High boys track team continued its dominant string of victories Saturday. The Chargers won the MHSAA Class 5A North Half meet with 170 points, besting runner-up Pearl by 73.5 points and Canton, which placed third, by 74 points. Oxford has also won the Division 2-5A and Region 1-5A championship the last two weeks and will look to win its second straight state title Friday in Pearl (May 3, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)
The Oxford High track teams cruised into the North Half meet after dominant wins in the Region 1-5A meet held at Bobby Holcomb Field on the campus of Oxford Middle School on Monday. (April 28, 2015, Page 1B)
The Oxford High track teams claimed the Division 2-5A championships with a dominant showing Thursday at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers used numerous first-place finishes to win the boys’ title with 128 total points while taking the girls’ championship with 134 points. Both teams also swept the team relay titles, further distancing themselves from the competition. (April 17, 2015, Page 1B, 2B)
The Oxford High track teams ran past the competition at The Oxford EAGLE Invitational on Saturday at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers took the boys title with 184 points while the Lady Chargers tallied 148 points to earn the victory. The closest either of Tupelo’s teams, which both finished runner-up, came was on the boys’ side, where the Golden Wave had 117 points. (April 5, 2015, Page 2B)
PEARL — After narrowly missing out on a state championship last year, the Oxford boys track team reached the top of the mountain this time, winning the MHSAA Class 5A state meet at the Woody Barnett Track & Field Complex in Pearl on Monday. (May 13, 2014, Page 6)
Oxford’s track teams dominated Saturday’s Region 1-5A meet at Bobby Holcomb Field, combining to win 13 individual events and a pair of team relays to run away with the titles. (April 28, 2014, Page 10)
Oxford’s track and field teams cruised to wins in Thursday’s Division 2-5A meet at Bobby Holcomb Field. (April 18, 2014, Page 7A)
Two of Oxford High’s most decorated track athletes will be leading two of the most successful programs at OHS in the coming year. Chris Patton and Chris Bush were both approved by the school board Monday to lead the cross country and boys track programs respectively. Patton, who has been an assistant to former OHS coach Scott Kendricks since 2008, will assist Bush on the track and continue to work with sprinters and jumpers as he has in the past. Bush will assist Patton with the cross country teams.
Oxford Athletics Director Johnny Hill recommended the duo after Kendricks decided first, to become just the cross country coach, and then leave high school coaching altogether when he decided to coach at Ole Miss earlier this month. (July 26, 2012, Page 6)
Led by the efforts of Lucian Duchaine, the Oxford boys cross country team claimed first place at the Region 1-5A championships, while the Lady Chargers took home silver thanks to a standout performance from Callie Mayo.