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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Chris Patton

Oxford boys, girls win EAGLE Invitational

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)

Chargers’ Patton named cross-country COY

Oxford High School cross-country and track coach Chris Patton was named Coach of the Year in 2014 in cross-country by The Clarion-Ledger in its year-end prep wrapup. (January 6, 2015, Page 6)

Oxford’s Hankins signs to run XC, track at Mississippi College

Emily Hankins was torn. The Oxford High senior’s performances on the trail and the track over the years netted her scholarship offers from Mississippi College and Delta State. Hankins went back and forth weighing the pros and cons of each school before ultimately signing with Mississippi College on Thursday in the high school library. (November 14, 2014, Page 6A)

Future looks bright for Oxford High cross-country teams

The Oxford Chargers successfully defended their Class 5A state cross-country championship Saturday in Clinton and the Lady Chargers came within a point of making it a clean sweep for OHS. A year from now, Oxford High coach Chris Patton said, his teams could well have a shot at completing that sweep. (November 10, 2014, Page 8)

OHS boys win third 5A state title in four years

CLINTON — The Oxford High boys opened the cross-country season ranked No. 1 in Mississippi based on returning runners and their best times from last year’s Class 5A state championship campaign. The Chargers finished the year where they began as they topped rivals Pearl and Saltillo to successfully defend their state title Saturday morning at Choctaw Trails. (November 9, 2014, Page 4B)

Oxford boys out to defend 5A XC title

The Oxford High boys and girls cross-country teams are in prime position to sweep the MHSAA Class 5A state titles this weekend in Clinton. It’s where they thought they would be all season. The boys team will look to defend its state championship from a year ago while the girls are hoping to improve upon a third-place finish. (November 7, 2014, Page 6A)

Local runners, teams fare well in Saltillo Meet

SALTILLO— The Oxford High School boys and girls claimed top three finishes in individual and team competition in the Saltillo Cross Country Invitational held Saturday at the SHS course. (September 21, 2014, Page 4B)

Return to Glory: OHS captures 5A championship

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)

Chargers, Lady Chargers compete at Jesse Owens

Both Oxford High teams competed in the annual Jesse Owens Classic held in Oakville, Ala., this past weekend. Over 5,500 runners competed in the event. (more…) (October 11, 2012, Page 9)

OHS fares well at Pontotoc Invitational

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)

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