Seven second-place finishes helped ultimately allowed the Oxford Lady Chargers to finish first at Saturday’s MHSAA Class 5A North Half meet held at Mississippi State. It was the third straight 5A North Half title for the Lady Chargers, who enter the 5A state meet as the favorite to win a third consecutive title. (more…) (May 7, 2012, Page 6)
Rainy conditions at Bobby Holcomb Field on Tuesday were only able to slow, not stop, the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers in the annual Division 2-5A meet. Both teams won the respective team titles despite the weather that slowed the track for running events. (more…) (April 18, 2012, Page 8)
The Oxford Middle School track teams produced successful results at Tuesday’s OMS Relays held at Bobby Holcomb Field on the OHS campus.
The Lady Chargers had five first-place finishes, while the Chargers had two. The Chargers finished first, second or third in 15 overall events and ended up being first with 64 points.
The Lady Chargers finished second overall in the girl’s meet. (April 12, 2012, Page 7)
Nine first-place finishes propelled the Oxford Middle School boys track team to a team victory in the Pontotoc Invitational Tuesday. The Chargers finished with 219 points, with seven of the nine first-place finishes coming in the second half of the meet in running events. (more…) (April 4, 2012, Page 4B)
A total of 50 schools competed in Ole Miss High School Invitational that was hosted by Oxford High. Chargers coach Scott Kendricks said it was the largest coach-hosted school meet in the history of Mississippi. The meet was held Friday at the Ole Miss Track & Field complex. (April 2, 2012, Page 9)
The Oxford Middle School Chargers used an outstanding performance in field events and a balanced showing in running events to win the annual OMS Invitational track meet Oxford High’s Bobby Holcomb Field Thursday afternoon.
Oxford totaled 71 points to capture the title, while Tunica and Byhalia were second and third with 56 and 55 points respectively. (March 30, 2012, Page 8A)
The Chargers set several meet records, while the Commodores also had numerous athletes finish atop the leaderboards. (March 12, 2012, Page 4B)
Two deep teams, one led by the nation’s best high jumper in Justin Fondren and the other led by a bevy of returners that have won back-to-back state championships, are what Oxford track coaches Scott Kendricks and Jamie Perkins have to work with this spring. (more…) (March 8, 2012, Page 6)
For an athlete that pays attention to heights and has to evaluate situations with his eyes and brain as much as anything, Oxford high jumper Justin Fondren has a great idea of how to measure an important decision and special moment in his life.
Fondren’s latest birthday present today included a scholarship offer from the University of Alabama. His signature on the National Letter of Intent not only secured money for his future education, but a chance to learn a lot from arguably the best high jump coach in the nation in Dick Booth. (more…) (February 2, 2012, Page 7)