CLINTON — The Oxford Charger cross-country team left Choctaw Trails a year ago with one goal in mind — returning this fall to beat region foe and defending champion Saltillo to reclaim the Class 5A championship the Chargers won in 2011. (November 11, 2013, Page 1B)
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’s victory over Saltillo last Saturday didn’t just secure a region championship. For the Chargers, and team pace setter Tristan Orman, the victory served as a springboard into Saturday’s MHSAA Class 5A state meet at Choctaw Trails in Clinton. (November 6, 2013, Page 8)
It only took Chris Patton a split second to accept the offer to become Oxford High’s new girls track coach. Patton remembers Oxford Athletics Director Johnny Hill coming to him and asking if he wanted to take on the new role and Patton, who was already Oxford’s head cross-country coach and assistant track coach, didn’t hesitate, telling Hill yes as soon as the question hit his ears. (July 8, 2013, Page 6)
“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)
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.
The Oxford cross-country teams fared well at this weekend’s Pontotoc Invitational, finishing second out of 13 squads. Tristan Orman led the boys with a seventh-place finish with a time of 17 minutes, 39 seconds, while Emily Hankins paced the Lady Chargers with a 16:31 mark that was good enough for sixth. (more…) (September 11, 2012, Page 9)
The Oxford cross country team competed against 60 programs from Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Arkansas the Memphis Twilight Invitational on Sept. 1 and head coach Chris Patton said he was proud of the effort his team put forth. (more…) (September 5, 2012, Page 7)
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)