Saturday’s weather forecast of sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60s was a pleasing one for Scott Kendricks. The long-time Oxford High track coach has been waiting for the weather to clear and get warmer so that his team, and the defending Class 5A state champion Lady Chargers coached by Jamie Perkins, can get out and show what they can do. (more…) (March 9, 2011, Page 7)
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)
Former Oxford High track standout Horatio Williams helped lead the LSU Tigers to a third-place finish at the Southeastern Conference’s Indoor Track Championships held over the weekend at Arkansas. (more…) (February 28, 2011, Page 8)
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)
A career of hard work and the constant drive to reach even greater heights has resulted in another new opportunity for Oxford High’s Sam Kendricks. The standout pole vaulter, who won the state championship this past season and recently ascended to No. 15 in the nation in the demanding event, was rewarded with his consistent progression with a scholarship from Ole Miss and track coach Joe Walker. Kendricks signed with the Rebels on Wednesday, the earliest a Charger has ever signed a track offer in school history.
Ever since Sam Kendricks’ father and coach, Scott Kendricks, told him that he thought competing in the pole vault would be suit his talents best, Sam has been dreaming of joining the Ole Miss team where his father competed under Walker’s direction. (February 3, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford High track standout Sam Kendricks set a new OHS indoor pole vault record of 14 feet, 6 inches at the the LSU High School Indoor Invitational Saturday. The previous record was shared both by Joseph Stevens and Kelly Drewery. Kendricks finished third overall in the competition against the most elite vaulters in the nation and he is currently ranked 19th in the nation for all vaulters. It was Kendricks’ first indoor competition. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 7)
A desire to be the best has always been the driving force behind sprinter Horatio Williams when he got on the track. Williams blazed a trail to state champion and All-American status while at Oxford High School before he became a major contributor to a Hinds Community College track program that finished 11th in the nation this past spring. Now, with a two-year degree recently accomplished, Williams is ready to embark upon the next stage of his career at Southeastern Conference power LSU.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Williams signed with the Tigers in February, but because just he completed his last summer class at Hinds, Williams’ arrival in Baton Rouge, La., had to wait until this month. With his junior college schooling now complete, Williams is looking forward to burning up the track in the SEC as a 100- and 200-meter sprinter and a member of the 4×100 and possibly 4×400 relay teams. (August 6, 2010, Page 7A)
Three Oxford High athletes helped punctuate another successful season in track and field with a great showing in the New Balance National High School Championship meet held at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C., held over the weekend.
High jumper Justin Fondren earned All-American status by leaping 6 feet, 11 inches in the Elite classification. Joining Fondren in North Carolina was pole vaulter Sam Kendricks, who finished second in the Emerging Elite category by recording a vault of 15 feet, 4.25 inches and Lady Charger standout Erika Sisk, who long jumped 17 feet to finish fourth in the Emerging Elite category. (June 22, 2010, Page 6)
Two more all-around performances led to two more titles for the Oxford girls and boys track teams Monday at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers won the Region 1-5A meet by scoring 200 points, 83.5 points more than second-place finisher Indianola-Gentry. The Lady Chargers totaled 191.5 points, the most ever in a region meet, a figure that clearly outdistanced Gentry. (May 4, 2010, Page 8)