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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Esmeralda Rodriguez

Lady ‘Dores capture first state title

Timing is everything, and for Lafayette’s girls’ track team, the timing couldn’t have been better. With head coach Amy Sutton coaching the Lady Commodores one last time, Lafayette delivered its first state championship in school history at the MHSAA Class 4A meet on Saturday in Pearl. (May 12, 2014, Page 8)

Lady ‘Dores finish runner-up in North Half

The Lafayette girls track team rode three first-place finishes along with a team relay title to a runner-up finish at the Class 4A North Half meet in Pontotoc on Saturday. (May 5, 2014, Page 9)

‘Dores finish second, fifth in Region 1-4A meet

Lafayette’s girls track team turned in a second-place finish with 124 total points at the Region 1-4A meet at Pontotoc Saturday. (April 28, 2014, Page 10)

‘Sisters’ set pace for Lady Commodores

Esmeralda Rodriguez remembers when there wasn’t a true cross-country team at Lafayette. Six years ago, Rodriguez and Virginia Mikell were the only runners coach Ben Mikell had at his disposal for meets. (November 15, 2013, Page 6A)

Lady Commodores finish third in 4A

Led by three top-10 finishes, the Lafayette Lady Commodores cross-country team finished third in the MHSAA Class 4A state meet Saturday at Choctaw Trails in Clinton. (November 11, 2013, Page 2B)

Lafayette teams place 2nd in 1-4A championship meet

Lafayette’s trio of Peyton Hamann, Rachel Starnes and Esmeralda Rodriguez helped lift the Lady Commodores to a second-place finish in the Division 1-4A Cross-Country Championships Saturday in Corinth. Lafayette finished behind Corinth with 37 points. Corinth won with 34 points. Itawamba and Amory finished third and fourth respectively. (October 28, 2013, Page 3B)

Chargers set pace at Corinth meet

CORINTH — The Oxford High School boys, sparked by a 1-2-3 finish by Tristan Orman, Pruitt Griffin and Kendall Jenkins, topped region rival and defending Class 5A state champion Saltillo to win the Corinth High School Cross Country Invitational held Saturday at The Trails at Crossroads Regional Park. (October 21, 2013, Page 2B)

Starnes, Lady ‘Dores take home third place

Lafayette’s cross-country teams returned to action Saturday at the Southern Tees Challenge held at the New Albany Sportsplex. The Lady Commodores finished third behind Pontotoc and Corinth with 76 points. (September 30, 2013, Page 3B)

Lafayette closes out track & field season on high note

Lafayette wrapped up its track season Monday in the MHSAA Class 4A state meet held at Pearl High School. The Lady Commodores garnered another top five finish as they placed third with 55 points. The Commodores, meanwhile, totaled 23 points to come in 10th out of 34 teams. Pontotoc won the 4A girls title with 82 points. Corinth was second with 78. Tylertown won the 4A boys title with 112 points. St. Stanislaus was a distant second with 50 while Corinth was third with 45.

 (May 14, 2013, Page 8)

Buford leads LHS track & field athletes

The Lafayette Commodores and Lady Commodores will return to the track Saturday at Pontotoc for the MHSAA Class 4A North Half meet. Both squads were in action this past weekend at Tishomingo County. (May 3, 2013, Page 10A)

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