A chance to prove himself on the track is all Jarius Baker is asking for. The former Lafayette High standout in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and in various relay events, recently joined the Ole Miss track program hoping to help the Rebels, and himself, in the future.
Baker is one of 87 athletes, both male and female, on this year’s team, a total that is the highest in school history according to head coach Joe Walker. (August 27, 2010, Page 7A)
Lafayette wrapped up successful seasons on the track Monday with two top five finishes for the Commodore and Lady Commodore teams in the MHSAA Class 4A meet held at Pearl High School.
Lafayette’s boys garnered 44 points to finish in third place out of 33 teams, while Lafayette’s girls scored 47.50 to finish fourth out of 27 teams in the field. (May 19, 2010, Page 7)
Water Valley’s Montez Clark and Justin McCammon could be the top two finishers in the shot put at today’s Class 3A state meet in Pearl. Clark finished first in the Region 2-3A meet and recently won the 3A North Half title. Clark, meanwhile, has finished second to McCammon in both events, while the scores of both should allow them to finish up the near the top in today’s meet. (more…) (May 14, 2010)
Lafayette’s boys finished third out of 23 teams in Saturday’s Class 4A North Half meet held at Pontotoc High School. (May 10, 2010, Page 2B)
Two balanced performances on both the track and field led to second-place finishes for the Lafayette girls and boys track teams Friday in the Region 1-4A meet held at Pontotoc.
The Lady Commodores totaled 102 points, while the Commodores totaled 105.5 points. Pontotoc won both the girls and boys portions with 175 and 216 points respectively. Byhalia finished third in the girls meet with 75 points, while Center Hill was third in the boys meet with 82.5 points. A total of 12 teams competed in the annual meet. (May 3, 2010, Page 3B)