Led by the season-best performance of Esmeralda Rodriguez, the Lafayette Lady Commodores won the Class 4A division at Saturday’s Southerntees Challenge held at the New Albany Sportsplex. Rodriguez ran the 4K race in 16 minutes, 31 seconds, good for second place overall. The Lady Commodores finished third as a team overall. Peyton Hammann was the next top LHS girls finisher as she recorded a 17:40, good for ninth overall. Rachel Starnes was 21st with a 17:52. Nikki Kesler was 26th with an 18:01, while Taylor Selby rounded out the top five finishers for LHS with a time of 20:57. Shantel Pope, Brooke Mardis, Ashlynd Smith and Mary-Hannah Caulder also competed in the meet. (more…) (October 3, 2011, Page 3B)
Paced by a top 15 finish from Esmeralda Rodriguez, the Lafayette Lady Commodores finished sixth in the Tupelo Invitational cross country meet held Saturday. The Commodores finished eighth overall in the meet that included several Class 4A, 5A and 6A schools. (more…) (September 27, 2011, Page 7)
Lafayette’s cross country teams ran in their first meet of the 2011 season Saturday in the Saltillo Invitational. The Lady Commodores finished sixth out of 12 teams, while the Commodores were 10th out of 14. The junior high boys also competed and finished 10th out of 16 teams.
“This was our first meet. Circumstances got us off to a late start this season, but we are going to work to improve over the next two months,” LHS coach Ben Mikell said. “Doing well at the state meet in November is ultimately what we’re thinking about.” (more…) (September 19, 2011, Page 2B)
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)
Lafayette’s junior varsity boys cross country teams paced the results in the Blue Mountain Invitational. The junior boys set a school record for low score by placing second in the junior division with 57 points. Lafayette finished second to Saltillo in the meet, who won with 44 points. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)
Lafayette’s varsity girls cross country team finished fourth in Saturday’s Saltillo Meet. Esmeralda Rodriguez led the team with an eighth-place finish on the 4K course with a time of 17 minutes, 25 seconds. Manon Mullen was 17th with a time of 17:59. Mariah Buford and Corey Hollis finished 27th and 28th respectively, while Teierah Campbell was 52nd overall. (September 20, 2010, Page 4B)
Lafayette’s cross country teams fared well in the opening meet of the season, the Pontotoc Invitational.
The varsity girls finished second overall, while the varsity boys team was fourth. The seventh- and eighth-grade boys team both finished third.
Eleven teams competed in the varsity division, while 16 teams made up the middle school division. (September 13, 2010, Page 3B)