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Former Chargers to lead boys track, cross-country teams

Two of Oxford High’s most decorated track athletes will be leading two of the most successful programs at OHS in the coming year. Chris Patton and Chris Bush were both approved by the school board Monday to lead the cross country and boys track programs respectively. Patton, who has been an assistant to former OHS coach Scott Kendricks since 2008, will assist Bush on the track and continue to work with sprinters and jumpers as he has in the past. Bush will assist Patton with the cross country teams.

Oxford Athletics Director Johnny Hill recommended the duo after Kendricks decided first, to become just the cross country coach, and then leave high school coaching altogether when he decided to coach at Ole Miss earlier this month. (July 26, 2012, Page 6)

Kendricks leaves Chargers to take position at Ole Miss

Long-time Oxford coach Scott Kendricks is leaving his post as the Chargers’ cross-country coach to take a volunteer assistant position at Ole Miss.

Kendricks originally stepped down as Oxford’s boys track and field coach in late May but remained on the staff to coach the school’s cross-country runners. (more…) (July 17, 2012, Page 6)

OHS T&F does well at MSU Invitational

Oxford’s girls and boys track teams fared well at the Mississippi State Invitational held over the weekend in Starkville. (more…) (March 26, 2012, Page 8)

DuChaine leads Chargers by example

Running hard is more than just about helping the Oxford Chargers win cross-country meets for Lucian DuChaine. (more…) (November 2, 2011, Page 8)

Oxford boys win Region 1-5A title; Lady Chargers take second

Led by the efforts of Lucian Duchaine, the Oxford boys cross country team claimed first place at the Region 1-5A championships, while the Lady Chargers took home silver thanks to a standout performance from Callie Mayo.

Nine schools fielded teams for the Class 1A/2A/5A event. (more…) (October 31, 2011, Page 3B)

Mayo, Carter pace OHS cross country in Pontotoc

Led by Callie Mayo and Austin Carter, the Oxford girls and boys cross country teams had successful showings at the Pontotoc Cross Country Invitational Saturday held at Longbow Trails. Mayo finished second in the 2.5 mile race with a time of 16 minutes, 28 seconds. Carter, meanwhile, was the top boys finisher with a time of 17:57, good for seventh overall. (September 12, 2011, Page 4B)

Fondren claims national title in high jump

Justin Fondren has routinely out-jumped the best of the best in Mississippi.

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)

Kendricks shines at Southern Miss

Oxford track standout Sam Kendricks set the pole vault record at Southern Miss over the weekend with a jump of 15 feet, 1 inch.  The Ole Miss signee accomplished the feat at the University of Southern Mississippi High School Invitational meet held Friday in Hattiesburg.  Kendricks set the record despite wet conditions and standing water on the runway. (more…) (March 7, 2011, Page 8A)

Oxford’s Kendricks wins UK Invitational

Oxford High standout pole vaulter Sam Kendricks continued to shine during the indoor season over the weekend by winning the University of Kentucky High School Invitational with a leap of 15 feet, 6 inches.

Kendricks’ latest performance landed him No. 17 in the nation according to dyestate.com. The mark sets a new record in the state of Mississippi from an indoor standpoint. According to OHS coach Scott Kendricks, the competition came to an exciting climax when Sam cleared the 15-6 attempt and another vaulter, Nikita Kirillov failed to clear the height. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)

Kendricks sets pole vaulting record

Oxford track standout Sam Kendricks pole vaulted 15 feet at the Arkansas High School Indoor Track and Field Classic in Fayetteville, Ark. (more…) (January 18, 2011, Page 9)

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