Oxford’s success in boys track and field and cross country the past decade can be traced back to Ole Miss coach Joe Walker and the impact he made on Scott Kendricks when he was a Rebel and a member of Walker’s first track team.
When Walker told his squad Tuesday evening he would be leaving Ole Miss at the end of the 2012 season to join his son, Joe Walker III, at Louisville, Kendricks understood just how special that opportunity will be for both father and son. (March 1, 2012, Page 6)
Former Oxford High standouts Sam Kendricks and Anne Threlkeld earned spots in the Ole Miss record books over the weekend with strong performances in the Alabama Invitational. (more…) (January 16, 2012, Page 7)
A familiar face will be back on the Oxford High track this upcoming spring to help keep the Chargers in contention for state championships.
Chris Bush, who helped lead the OHS boys track team to state title in 2007, returns as an assistant coach to Scott Kendricks after four years at Ole Miss. Bush will help with the relays and sprinters during his time at OHS, Kendricks said, and then build on his coaching resume from there. (June 30, 2011, Page 6)
A celebrated high school career, both on the track and in the classroom, culminated with another award for Oxford High pole vaulter Sam Kendricks late last week. The Ole Miss signee, who set a new pole vault record at this year’s MHSAA state meet, was honored Friday when he was named the Gatorade Mississippi Boys Athlete of the Year in track for the 2010-11 school year.
It was the first time a Charger won the award given annually to the student-athlete who not only excels in their respective sport but also in the classroom. (June 28, 2011, Page 6)
This past weekend at the New Balance Outdoor National Championship was no different, as the Oxford junior out-jumped the best in the country en route to a national title in the high jump with a height of 6-feet, 10-inches. (more…) (June 21, 2011, Page 6)
PEARL — Two of the best individual performances were turned in by Oxford Chargers on Friday at the MHSAA’s Class 5A state meet but they weren’t enough to lift the team to a state championship in the process. (more…) (May 16, 2011, Page 2B)
Led by outstanding individual efforts from Sam Kendricks, Justin Fondren and Kristen Dickerson, the Oxford boys and girls track teams easily won the Division 2-5A meet at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field on Saturday.
The Chargers totaled 150 points, 112 more than second-place finisher West Point. New Hope was third in the boys meet with 31 points, while Saltillo finished fourth with 23. The Lady Chargers finished with 133 points, more than double second-place finisher New Hope with 66. Saltillo was third with 24, while West Point was fourth with 16. (April 25, 2011, Page 1B)
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)
Saturday’s weather forecast of sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60s was a pleasing one for Scott Kendricks. The long-time Oxford High track coach has been waiting for the weather to clear and get warmer so that his team, and the defending Class 5A state champion Lady Chargers coached by Jamie Perkins, can get out and show what they can do. (more…) (March 9, 2011, Page 7)