FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — All three Ole Miss athletes competing at this weekend’s NCAA Indoor Championships scored points as the 2013 indoor season came to a close at the Randal Tyson Track Center. (more…) (March 11, 2013, Page 4B)
Prep track returns to the area Saturday with the annual Oxford EAGLE Invitational at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field. This year’s field includes the Chargers and Lady Chargers, Lafayette’s Commodores and Lady Commodores as well as teams from Pontotoc, Cleveland-East Side, Independence and West Bolivar. (more…) (March 8, 2013, Page 6A)
Oxford boys track coach Chris Bush has a positive feeling heading into the start of the season leading the Chargers for the first time. Thanks to a deep roster and some experienced talent coming back, the Chargers could be a contender for a Class 5A state title if everything continues to come together.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A record-breaking pole vault performance by former Oxford High standout Sam Kendricks highlighted a strong showing by the Ole Miss track and field team at the Blazer Invite on Friday. The meet was hosted by UAB at the Birmingham CrossPlex. (more…) (January 14, 2013, Page 7)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Sam Kendricks broke his own school record in the pole vault to lead Ole Miss to a strong performance in its first meet of the 2012-13 track & field season, the Panther Indoor Icebreaker hosted by Birmingham-Southern. (more…) (December 3, 2012, Page 4B)
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)
For the second straight year, the Oxford Chargers have the top male track athlete in the state of Mississippi. Senior high jumper Justin Fondren won Mississippi’s Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year, just a season after pole vaulter Sam Kendricks won the same award for the 2010-11 season. (more…) (June 25, 2012, Page 6)