Lafayette’s standout trio of Esmeralda Rodriguez, Peyton Hamann and Rachel Starnes placed fifth, eighth and 12th at the Saltillo Invitational held this past Saturday. Rodriguez finished with a time of 16 minutes, 25 seconds, Hamann was 20 seconds behind, while Starnes finished with a 16:54. (more…) (September 18, 2012, Page 7)
Lafayette had three runners finish in the top 10 of Saturday’s Pontotoc Invitational Cross Country meet held at Longbow Trails. The Lady Commodores finished third as a team in the 4A division behind Pontotoc and Corinth. (more…) (September 10, 2012, Page 4B)
PEARL — If someone didn’t know what the points total was, they would have thought the Lafayette Lady Commodores were about to win Monday’s MHSAA Class 4A state track meet at Pearl High School by the way they finished the 4×400 meter relay.
Led by a scorching-fast anchor leg turned in by Mariah Buford, the Lady Commodores punctuated a very successful day on the track with a first-place finish in the relay with a new best-in-class time of 4 minutes, 9.79 seconds. The victory was just one of many reasons why the Lady ‘Dores broke a school in points (78) and finished a clear-cut second for the second straight season. (more…) (May 15, 2012, Page 6)
Led by the speed of Mariah Buford, the Lafayette Lady Commodores finished second in Saturday’s Region 1-4A track meet at Pontotoc. The Lady Warriors won the title by totaling 202 points. Lafayette was second with 119 points, one more than third-place finisher Corinth. (more…) (April 30, 2012, Page 8)
Ten first-place finishes helped lead the Lafayette girls track team to a Division 2-4A title Monday at Lewisburg. The meet started on Friday but had to be finished Monday due to rain. Lewisburg, Senatobia, New Albany and Tunica-Rosa Fort competed in the meet. It was the second division title in three seasons for the Lady Commodores, who seemed poised to follow up last year’s second-place finish at the state meet. (April 24, 2012, Page 10)
Lafayette senior Derek Hart ended a successful cross-country career on a high note Saturday when he earned All-State recognition in Class 4A after finishing ninth at the MHSAA State Meet held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton.
Cross-country running is more than just a sport to Lafayette senior Derek Hart. It has become a way of life, a sport that has not only served as his as biggest challenge physically and mentally, but also brought him closer together to his family in the process.
As challenging and grueling as the sport is, Hart talked about how fast his entire career has flown by as he prepares for his final run in an LHS uniform at Saturday’s MHSAA Class 4A state meet. (November 3, 2011, Page 8)
CORINTH — Lafayette’s girls and boys cross country teams finished second in the Division 1-4A meet held Saturday at the Crossroads Regional Park.
While the meet was scheduled for Saturday and pushed back two days, the delay didn’t matter as the Chargers totaled 229 points to capture the title, while the Lady Chargers finished with 143.5 points. (more…) (March 29, 2011, Page 8)
Dedication and perseverance proved to be two of the main reasons why Oxford and Lafayette had such successful cross country seasons this fall. In a year where both programs had to rely on underclassmen to not only fill out the roster, but perform at a high level, having nine runners earn the distinction of being All-State was a tremendous achievement.
The Lady Chargers and Lady Commodores each had three runners finish in the top 14 at the state meet held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton on Nov. 6. Earning All-State from Oxford were sophomore Callie Mayo, eighth-grader Emily Hankins and sophomore Audrey Dayan. (December 2, 2010, Page 1B)