Lafayette’s cross-country teams returned to action Saturday at the Southern Tees Challenge held at the New Albany Sportsplex. The Lady Commodores finished third behind Pontotoc and Corinth with 76 points. (September 30, 2013, Page 3B)
CLINTON — The Lafayette girls, sparked by individual gold medalist Peyton Hamann and two others in the top six performers, claimed third place in the MHSAA Class 4A state cross-country meet held Saturday at Mississippi College’s Choctaw Trails.
The Oxford Chargers came in third in the Class 5A boys state cross-country meet, while the OHS girls and Lafayette boys each finished fourth in their team competitions. (more…) (November 12, 2012, Page 4B)
Lafayette cross-country runner Peyton Hamann has gone through several pairs of shoes this season. How many? She’s not exactly sure, but when you run 50 to 60 miles in a week and you win as many races as she has the past year, it’s hard to keep track. (more…) (November 9, 2012, Page 7A)
The Lafayette Lady Commodores and Commodores traveled south to Mississippi College Saturday to compete in the MC Watson Ford Invitational cross country meet held at Choctaw Trails. A total of 278 runners from three different states competed in the meet. Peyton Hamann and Esmeralda Rodriguez both shattered their previous personal records, according to coach Ben Mikell. (more…) (October 9, 2012, Page 7)
Lafayette’s boys cross country team finished fifth out of 21 teams that competed in the Southern Tees Challenge held Saturday at the New Albany Sportsplex. All five runners that competed for the Commodores finished the course in under 21 minutes. (more…) (October 1, 2012, Page 4B)
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)
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)