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Chris Bush

Lady Chargers capture EAGLE Invite title

Oxford’s Lady Chargers and the Tupelo Golden Wave were the champions of this year’s EAGLE Invitational held Saturday at Bobby Holcomb Field. (March 31, 2014, Page 8)

Elliott’s consistency balances her talent

Swayze Elliott hasn’t just been Oxford’s best female cross-country runner, she’s also been the Lady Chargers’ biggest cheerleader and supporter. (November 7, 2013, Page 10)

Oxford HS track & field squads place second in 5A

Depth coupled with some fantastic individual efforts helped produce two second-place finishes for the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers at Saturday’s MHSAA Class 5A state meet held at Pearl High School.  (more…) (May 13, 2013, Page 2B)

Oxford teams win Region 1-5A titles

Region 1-5A track titles were awarded to both the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers Monday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers defeated Center Hill to capture the title thanks to a point total of 196, while the Lady Chargers almost doubled New Hope (185-96) to win their title.  (more…) (April 30, 2013, Page 8)

Oxford dominates 2-5A meet

“Dominant.” That’s what the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers were in the Division 2-5A track meet held Friday at Bobby Holcomb Field. Both teams finished first in the annual meet, with the Chargers scoring 122 points, almost double second-place finisher West Point with 64. The Lady Chargers, meanwhile, took first with 110.5 points, 56 points more than West Point’s 59. (more…) (April 22, 2013, Page 9)

Bush pleased with where the Chargers are heading into 2-5A meet

The high school track season is about to really get interesting, starting with today’s Division 2-5A meet. The annual meet will be held at Oxford High’s Bobby Holcomb Field and Chris Bush, the head coach of the Chargers, likes how his team looks heading into the first of three major meets leading up to qualifying for the state meet.

 (April 18, 2013, Page 8)

OHS dominates EAGLE Invitational

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)

Chargers hope to be contenders again

Oxford boys track coach Chris Bush has a positive feeling heading into the start of the season leading the Chargers for the first time. Thanks to a deep roster and some experienced talent coming back, the Chargers could be a contender for a Class 5A state title if everything continues to come together.

 (March 1, 2013, Page 7A)

Former Chargers to lead boys track, cross-country teams

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)

Oxford boys win Region 1-5A title; Lady Chargers take second

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.

Nine schools fielded teams for the Class 1A/2A/5A event. (more…) (October 31, 2011, Page 3B)

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