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)
The Lafayette cross country team closed its season on a high note over the weekend as the girls placed second and the boys took sixth-place in the Class 4A State Cross Country Meet held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton.
For the girls, Pontotoc placed first with 35 points, while the Lady Commodores earned 52 points.
Leading the girls squad was ninth grader Esmeralda Rodriguez, who placed sixth with a time of 16 minutes, 39 seconds. Other notable finishers for the girls on the 4K course were: Manon Mullen (7th, 16:40), Rachel Starnes (8th, 16:41), Mariah Buford (11th, 17:19), Corey Hollis (17th, 17:19.5), Peyton Hamann (31st, 18:22) and Teierah Campbell (61st, 20:15). (November 8, 2010, Page 6B)
Dominating. That’s what the Lafayette High girls and boys cross country teams were Saturday in a district tri-meet hosted at Center Hill.
The Lady Commodores recorded a perfect score as they won the first five slots. Lafayette’s boys also won the meet as they finished with 33 points.
Esmeralda Rodriguez led the Lady Commodores as she finished first on the two-mile course with a time of 12 minutes, 54 seconds. Manon Mullen followed Rodriguez in second place, Rachel Starnes was third, Mariah Buford was fourth while Peyton Hamann rounded out the top five runners with a 13:54. (October 25, 2010, Page 4B)
Paced by an outstanding individual effort from Esmeralda Rodriquez, the Lafayette cross country teams fared well in the Corinth Cross Country Invitational.
Rodriguez led the Lady Commodores to a third-place finish. Twenty five teams from all classifications in the state competed in the meet. Saltillo took first in the meet, while Pontotoc was second. (October 21, 2010, Page 9)
Lafayette’s junior varsity boys and girls cross country teams finished first in the East Union/Mrytle Cross Country Challenge held Saturday at the New Albany Sportsplex. (more…) (October 4, 2010, Page 5B)